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Job 24 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:1 - "Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty, and why do those who know him never see his days?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:2 - Men remove landmarks; they seize flocks and pasture them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:3 - They drive away the ass of the fatherless; they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:4 - They thrust the poor off the road; the poor of the earth all hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:5 - Behold, like wild asses in the desert they go forth to their toil, seeking prey in the wilderness as food for their children.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:6 - They gather their fodder in the field and they glean the vineyard of the wicked man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:7 - They lie all night naked, without clothing, and have no covering in the cold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:8 - They are wet with the rain of the mountains, and cling to the rock for want of shelter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:9 - (There are those who snatch the fatherless child from the breast, and take in pledge the infant of the poor.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:10 - They go about naked, without clothing; hungry, they carry the sheaves;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:11 - among the olive rows of the wicked they make oil; they tread the wine presses, but suffer thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:12 - From out of the city the dying groan, and the soul of the wounded cries for help; yet God pays no attention to their prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:13 - "There are those who rebel against the light, who are not acquainted with its ways, and do not stay in its paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:14 - The murderer rises in the dark, that he may kill the poor and needy; and in the night he is as a thief.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:15 - The eye of the adulterer also waits for the twilight, saying, 'No eye will see me'; and he disguises his face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:16 - In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves up; they do not know the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:17 - For deep darkness is morning to all of them; for they are friends with the terrors of deep darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:18 - "You say, "They are swiftly carried away upon the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the land; no treader turns toward their vineyards.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:19 - Drought and heat snatch away the snow waters; so does Sheol those who have sinned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:20 - The squares of the town forget them; their name is no longer remembered; so wickedness is broken like a tree.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:21 - "They feed on the barren childless woman, and do no good to the widow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:22 - Yet God prolongs the life of the mighty by his power; they rise up when they despair of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:23 - He gives them security, and they are supported; and his eyes are upon their ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:24 - They are exalted a little while, and then are gone; they wither and fade like the mallow; they are cut off like the heads of grain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:25 - If it is not so, who will prove me a liar, and show that there is nothing in what I say?"

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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