Exodus 22:24

“And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 22:24

And my wrath shall waxe hote, and I will kill you with the sword: and your wiues shall be widowes, and your children fatherlesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the heat of my wrath I will put you to death with the sword, so that your wives will be widows and your children without fathers.
- Basic English Bible

and my anger shall burn, and I will slay you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
- Darby Bible

And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
- Webster's Bible

and my wrath will grow hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
- World English Bible

and Mine anger hath burned, and I have slain you by the sword, and your wives have been widows, and your sons orphans.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(22:23) My wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 22:24

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 22:24


22:22 Ye shall not afflict the widow or fatherless child - That is, ye shall comfort and assist them, and be ready upon all occasions to shew them kindness. In making just demands from them, their condition must be considered who have lost those that should protect them: they are supposed to be unversed in business, destitute of advice, timorous, and of a tender spirit; and therefore must be treated with kindness and compassion, and no advantage taken against them, nor any hardship put upon them, which a husband or a father would have sheltered them from.

22:25 If thou lend - They must not receive use for money from any that borrowed for necessity. And such provision the law made for the preserving estates to their families by the year of Jubilee, that a people who had little concern in trade could not be supposed to borrow money but for necessity; therefore it was generally forbidden among themselves; but to a stranger they were allowed to lend upon usury. This law therefore in the strictness of it seems to have been peculiar to the Jewish state; but in the equity of it, it obligeth us to shew mercy to those we have advantage against, and to be content to share with those we lend to in loss as well as profit, if Providence cross them: and upon this condition it seems as lawful to receive interest for my money, which another takes pains with, and improves, as it is to receive rent for my land, which another takes pains with, and improves, for his own use. They must not take a poor man's bed - clothes in pawn; but if they did, must restore them by bed - time.


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