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Job 24 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:1 - "Why are times not appointed by the Almighty? Why do those who know him not see his days?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:2 - Men move boundary stones; they seize the flock and pasture them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:3 - They drive away the orphan's donkey; they take the widow's ox as a pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:4 - They turn the needy from the pathway, and the poor of the land hide themselves together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:5 - Like wild donkeys in the desert they go out to their labor, seeking diligently for food; the wasteland provides food for them and for their children.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:6 - They reap fodder in the field, and glean in the vineyard of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:7 - They spend the night naked because they lack clothing; they have no covering against the cold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:8 - They are soaked by mountain rains and huddle in the rocks because they lack shelter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:9 - The fatherless child is snatched from the breast, the infant of the poor is taken as a pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:10 - They go about naked, without clothing, and go hungry while they carry the sheaves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:11 - They press out the olive oil between the rows of olive trees; they tread the winepresses while they are thirsty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:12 - From the city the dying groan, and the wounded cry out for help, but God charges no one with wrongdoing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:13 - There are those who rebel against the light; they do not know its ways and they do not stay on its paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:14 - Before daybreak the murderer rises up; he kills the poor and the needy; in the night he is like a thief.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:15 - And the eye of the adulterer watches for the twilight, thinking, 'No eye can see me,' and covers his face with a mask.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:16 - In the dark the robber breaks into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they do not know the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:17 - For all of them, the morning is to them like deep darkness; they are friends with the terrors of darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:18 - "You say, 'He is foam on the face of the waters; their portion of the land is cursed so that no one goes to their vineyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:19 - The drought as well as the heat carry away the melted snow; so the grave takes away those who have sinned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:20 - The womb forgets him, the worm feasts on him, no longer will he be remembered. Like a tree, wickedness will be broken down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:21 - He preys on the barren and childless woman, and does not treat the widow well.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:22 - But God drags off the mighty by his power; when God rises up against him, he has no faith in his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:23 - God may let them rest in a feeling of security, but he is constantly watching all their ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:24 - They are exalted for a little while, and then they are gone, they are brought low like all others, and gathered in, and like a head of grain they are cut off.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:25 - "If this is not so, who can prove me a liar and reduce my words to nothing?"

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