Iyov 24

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Iyov (Book of Job), Chapter 24

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 Why are times not laid up by the Almighty? And why do not they that know Him see His days?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 There are that remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed them.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 They turn the needy out of the way; the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 Behold, as wild asses in the wilderness they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food; the desert yieldeth them bread for their children.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 They cut his provender in the field; and they despoil the vineyard of the wicked.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 They lie all night naked without clothing, and have no covering in the cold.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 There are that pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 So that they go about naked without clothing, and being hungry they carry the sheaves;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 They make oil within the rows of these men; they tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 From out of the populous city men groan, and the soul of the wounded crieth out; yet G-d imputeth it not for unseemliness.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 These are of them that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 The murderer riseth with the light, to kill the poor and needy; and in the night he is as a thief.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying: 'No eye shall see me'; and he putteth a covering on his face.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000F-QINU`"'16 In the dark they dig through houses; they shut themselves up in the day-time; they know not the light.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000010-QINU`"'17 For the shadow of death is to all of them as the morning; for they know the terrors of the shadow of death.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000011-QINU`"'18 He is swift upon the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth; he turneth not by the way of the vineyards.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000012-QINU`"'19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters; so doth the nether-world those that have sinned.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000013-QINU`"'20 The womb forgetteth him; the worm feedeth sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and unrighteousness is broken as a tree.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000014-QINU`"'21 He devoureth the barren that beareth not; and doeth not good to the widow.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000015-QINU`"'22 He draweth away the mighty also by his power; he riseth up, and he trusteth not his own life.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000016-QINU`"'23 Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth, yet His eyes are upon their ways.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000017-QINU`"'24 They are exalted for a little while, and they are gone; yea, they are brought low, they are gathered in as all others, and wither as the tops of the ears of corn.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000018-QINU`"'25 And if it be not so now, who will prove me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

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Portions © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant. Portions © 1998 by Larry Nelson.