Job Chapter 24

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1: Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days? edit

2: Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof. edit

3: They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge. edit

4: They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together. edit

5: Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children. edit

6: They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked. edit

7: They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold. edit

8: They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter. edit

9: They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor. edit

10: They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry; edit

11: Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst. edit

12: Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them. edit

13: They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof. edit

14: The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief. edit

15: The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face. edit

16: In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light. edit

17: For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death. edit

18: He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards. edit

19: Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned. edit

20: The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree. edit

21: He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow. edit

22: He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life. edit

23: Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways. edit

24: They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn. edit

25: And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth? edit

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