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4. Job's knowledge concerning God in His dealings with all kinds of men 24:1-25
Job 24 :1 24:1 Why are times of judgment not stored up by the Almighty?
And why do those who know Him not see His days?
Job 24 :2 24:2 Some remove alandmarks;
They seize the flock and pasture them.
Job 24 :3 24:3 They drive away the donkey of the fatherless
And take the widow’s ox as a apledge.
Job 24 :4 24:4 They turn the needy out of the way;
The poor of the land are made to hide together.
Job 24 :5 24:5 Indeed, like wild asses in the desert,
They go forth to their work,
Diligently seeking some prey;
The wilderness provides them food for their children.
Job 24 :6 24:6 In the field they harvest their fodder,
And they glean the vintage of the wicked.
Job 24 :7 24:7 They spend the night naked, without clothing;
And have no covering in the cold.
Job 24 :8 24:8 They are wet from the mountain showers,
And for lack of shelter they embrace the rock.
Job 24 :9 24:9 Some pluck the fatherless from the breast,
And what the poor has on, as a apledge.
Job 24 :10 24:10 They go about naked, without clothing;
And being hungry, they take up the sheaves.
Job 24 :11 24:11 Between their walls they press out oil;
They tread the winepresses yet suffer thirst.
Job 24 :12 24:12 From the city men groan,
And the soul of the wounded cries out;
Yet God does not regard the folly.
Job 24 :13 24:13 These are among those who rebel against the light;
They are not acquainted with its ways,
Nor do they abide in its paths.
Job 24 :14 24:14 The murderer rises at dawn;
He kills the poor and the needy;
And at night he is like a thief.
Job 24 :15 24:15 The eye of the adulterer also watches for the twilight,
Saying, Not an eye will see me;
And he disguises his face.
Job 24 :16 24:16 They dig through houses in the dark;
By day they shut themselves in:
They do not know the light.
Job 24 :17 24:17 For morning is to all of them like the shadow of death,
Because they are acquainted with the terrors of the shadow of death.
Job 24 :18 24:18 Swift are they upon the face of the waters;
Their portion is cursed in the earth;
There is none who turns toward the vineyards.
Job 24 :19 24:19 Drought and heat snatch the snow water,
As aSheol snatches those who have sinned.
Job 24 :20 24:20 The womb forgets him;
The worm finds him sweet;
He is aremembered no more;
And wrongdoing is broken like a tree.
Job 24 :21 24:21 He despoils the barren woman who does not bear,
And does no good for the widow.
Job 24 :22 24:22 But God preserves the mighty by His power;
He arises, and no one is certain of life.
Job 24 :23 24:23 He grants 1a man to be secure, and he rests on it;
And His eyes are upon their ways.
Job 24 :24 24:24 They are exalted a alittle 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.
Job 24 :25 24:25 And if it is not so, then who will prove me a liar
And bring my words to nought?
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