JOB 24

Jb 24:1Why are times of judgment not stored up by the Almighty? / And why do those who know Him not see His days?

Jb 24:2Some remove landmarks; / They seize the flock and pasture them.

Jb 24:3They drive away the donkey of the fatherless / And take the widow’s ox as a pledge.

Jb 24:4They turn the needy out of the way; / The poor of the land are made to hide together.

Jb 24:5Indeed, like wild asses in the desert, / They go forth to their work, / Diligently seeking some prey; / The wilderness provides them food for their children.

Jb 24:6In the field they harvest their fodder, / And they glean the vintage of the wicked.

Jb 24:7They spend the night naked, without clothing; / And have no covering in the cold.

Jb 24:8They are wet from the mountain showers, / And for lack of shelter they embrace the rock.

Jb 24:9Some pluck the fatherless from the breast, / And what the poor has on, as a pledge.

Jb 24:10They go about naked, without clothing; / And being hungry, they take up the sheaves.

Jb 24:11Between their walls they press out oil; / They tread the winepresses yet suffer thirst.

Jb 24:12From the city men groan, / And the soul of the wounded cries out; / Yet God does not regard the folly.

Jb 24:13These are among those who rebel against the light; / They are not acquainted with its ways, / Nor do they abide in its paths.

Jb 24:14The murderer rises at dawn; / He kills the poor and the needy; / And at night he is like a thief.

Jb 24:15The eye of the adulterer also watches for the twilight, / Saying, Not an eye will see me; / And he disguises his face.

Jb 24:16They dig through houses in the dark; / By day they shut themselves in: / They do not know the light.

Jb 24:17For morning is to all of them like the shadow of death, / Because they are acquainted with the terrors of the shadow of death.

Jb 24:18Swift are they upon the face of the waters; / Their portion is cursed in the earth; / There is none who turns toward the vineyards.

Jb 24:19Drought and heat snatch the snow water, / As Sheol snatches those who have sinned.

Jb 24:20The womb forgets him; / The worm finds him sweet; / He is remembered no more; / And wrongdoing is broken like a tree.

Jb 24:21He despoils the barren woman who does not bear, / And does no good for the widow.

Jb 24:22But God preserves the mighty by His power; / He arises, and no one is certain of life.

Jb 24:23He grants a man to be secure, and he rests on it; / And His eyes are upon their ways.

Jb 24:24They are exalted a little while, then they are no more; / And they are brought low; like all others, they are gathered in / And are cut off like the tops of the ears of grain.

Jb 24:25And if it is not so, then who will prove me a liar / And bring my words to nought?

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