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Job 24

   

Job Says God Seems to Ignore Wrongs

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Job 24:1   "Why are times not stored up by the Almighty, And why do those who know Him not see His days?
   
Job 24:2   "Some remove the landmarks; They seize and devour flocks.
   
Job 24:3   "They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.
   
Job 24:4   "They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.
   
Job 24:5   "Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness They go forth seeking food in their activity, As bread for their children in the desert.
   
Job 24:6   "They harvest their fodder in the field And glean the vineyard of the wicked.
   
Job 24:7   "They spend the night naked, without clothing, And have no covering against the cold.
   
Job 24:8   "They are wet with the mountain rains And hug the rock for want of a shelter.
   
Job 24:9   "Others snatch the orphan from the breast, And against the poor they take a pledge.
   
Job 24:10   "They cause the poor to go about naked without clothing, And they take away the sheaves from the hungry.
   
Job 24:11   "Within the walls they produce oil; They tread wine presses but thirst.
   
Job 24:12   "From the city men groan, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not pay attention to folly.
   
Job 24:13   "Others have been with those who rebel against the light; They do not want to know its ways Nor abide in its paths.
   
Job 24:14   "The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.
   
Job 24:15   "The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face.
   
Job 24:16   "In the dark they dig into houses, They shut themselves up by day; They do not know the light.
   
Job 24:17   "For the morning is the same to him as thick darkness, For he is familiar with the terrors of thick darkness.
   
Job 24:18   "They are insignificant on the surface of the water; Their portion is cursed on the earth. They do not turn toward the vineyards.
   
Job 24:19   "Drought and heat consume the snow waters, So does Sheol those who have sinned.
   
Job 24:20   "A mother will forget him; The worm feeds sweetly till he is no longer remembered. And wickedness will be broken like a tree.
   
Job 24:21   "He wrongs the barren woman And does no good for the widow.
   
Job 24:22   "But He drags off the valiant by His power; He rises, but no one has assurance of life.
   
Job 24:23   "He provides them with security, and they are supported; And His eyes are on their ways.
   
Job 24:24   "They are exalted a little while, then they are gone; Moreover, they are brought low and like everything gathered up; Even like the heads of grain they are cut off.
   
Job 24:25   "Now if it is not so, who can prove me a liar, And make my speech worthless?"
     
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