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Job 24 (WEBP)

[1] “Why aren’t times laid up by the Almighty? Why don’t those who know him see his days?
[2] There are people who remove the landmarks. They violently take away flocks, and feed them.
[3] They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow’s ox for a pledge.
[4] They turn the needy out of the way. The poor of the earth all hide themselves.
[5] Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, they go out to their work, seeking diligently for food. The wilderness yields them bread for their children.
[6] They cut their food in the field. They glean the vineyard of the wicked.
[7] They lie all night naked without clothing, and have no covering in the cold.
[8] They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for lack of a shelter.
[9] There are those who pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor,
[10] so that they go around naked without clothing. Being hungry, they carry the sheaves.
[11] They make oil within the walls of these men. They tread wine presses, and suffer thirst.
[12] From out of the populous city, men groan. The soul of the wounded cries out, yet God doesn’t regard the folly.
[13] “These are of those who rebel against the light. They don’t know its ways, nor stay in its paths.
[14] The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.
[15] The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, ‘No eye will see me.’ He disguises his face.
[16] In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They don’t know the light.
[17] For the morning is to all of them like thick darkness, for they know the terrors of the thick darkness.
[18] “They are foam on the surface of the waters. Their portion is cursed in the earth. They don’t turn into the way of the vineyards.
[19] Drought and heat consume the snow waters, so does Sheol those who have sinned.
[20] The womb will forget him. The worm will feed sweetly on him. He will be no more remembered. Unrighteousness will be broken as a tree.
[21] He devours the barren who don’t bear. He shows no kindness to the widow.
[22] Yet God preserves the mighty by his power. He rises up who has no assurance of life.
[23] God gives them security, and they rest in it. His eyes are on their ways.
[24] They are exalted; yet a little while, and they are gone. Yes, they are brought low, they are taken out of the way as all others, and are cut off as the tops of the ears of grain.
[25] If it isn’t so now, who will prove me a liar, and make my speech worth nothing?”

Job 24:19 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Job 24 (KJVS)

[1] Why, seeing times are not hidden () from the Almighty , do they that know () him not see () his days ?
[2] [Some] remove () the landmarks ; they violently take away () flocks , and feed () [thereof].
[3] They drive away () the ass of the fatherless , they take the widow’s ox for a pledge ().
[4] They turn () the needy out of the way : the poor () of the earth hide () themselves together .
[5] Behold, [as] wild asses in the desert , go they forth () to their work ; rising betimes () for a prey : the wilderness [yieldeth] food for them [and] for [their] children .
[6] They reap () (8675) () [every one] his corn in the field : and they gather () the vintage of the wicked .
[7] They cause the naked to lodge () without clothing , that [they have] no covering in the cold .
[8] They are wet () with the showers of the mountains , and embrace () the rock for want of a shelter .
[9] They pluck () the fatherless from the breast , and take a pledge () of the poor .
[10] They cause [him] to go () naked without clothing , and they take away () the sheaf [from] the hungry ;
[11] [Which] make oil () within their walls , [and] tread () [their] winepresses , and suffer thirst ().
[12] Men groan () from out of the city , and the soul of the wounded crieth out (): yet God layeth () not folly [to them].
[13] They are of those that rebel () against the light ; they know () not the ways thereof, nor abide () in the paths thereof.
[14] The murderer () rising () with the light killeth () the poor and needy , and in the night is as a thief .
[15] The eye also of the adulterer () waiteth () for the twilight , saying (), No eye shall see () me: and disguiseth () [his] face .
[16] In the dark they dig through () houses , [which] they had marked () for themselves in the daytime : they know () not the light .
[17] For the morning [is] to them even as the shadow of death : if [one] know () [them, they are in] the terrors of the shadow of death .
[18] He [is] swift as the waters ; their portion is cursed () in the earth : he beholdeth () not the way of the vineyards .
[19] Drought and heat consume () the snow waters : [so doth] the grave [those which] have sinned ().
[20] The womb shall forget () him; the worm shall feed sweetly () on him; he shall be no more remembered (); and wickedness shall be broken () as a tree .
[21] He evil entreateth () the barren [that] beareth () not: and doeth not good () to the widow .
[22] He draweth () also the mighty with his power : he riseth up (), and no [man] is sure () of life .
[23] [Though] it be given () him [to be] in safety , whereon he resteth (); yet his eyes [are] upon their ways .
[24] They are exalted () for a little while , but are gone and brought low (); they are taken out () of the way as all [other], and cut off () as the tops of the ears of corn .
[25] And if [it be] not [so] now , who will make () me a liar (), and make () my speech nothing worth ?

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 24 (YLT)

[1] Wherefore from the Mighty One Times have not been hidden, And those knowing Him have not seen His days.
[2] The borders they reach, A drove they have taken violently away, Yea, they do evil.
[3] The ass of the fatherless they lead away, They take in pledge the ox of the widow,
[4] They turn aside the needy from the way, Together have hid the poor of the earth.
[5] Lo, wild asses in a wilderness, They have gone out about their work, Seeking early for prey, A mixture for himself-food for young ones.
[6] In a field his provender they reap, And the vineyard of the wicked they glean.
[7] The naked they cause to lodge Without clothing. And there is no covering in the cold.
[8] From the inundation of hills they are wet, And without a refuge-have embraced a rock.
[9] They take violently away From the breast the orphan, And on the poor they lay a pledge.
[10] Naked, they have gone without clothing, And hungry-have taken away a sheaf.
[11] Between their walls they make oil, Wine-presses they have trodden, and thirst.
[12] Because of enmity men do groan, And the soul of pierced ones doth cry, And God doth not give praise.
[13] They have been among rebellious ones of light, They have not discerned His ways, Nor abode in His paths.
[14] At the light doth the murderer rise, He doth slay the poor and needy, And in the night he is as a thief.
[15] And the eye of an adulterer Hath observed the twilight, Saying, ‘No eye doth behold me.’ And he putteth the face in secret.
[16] He hath dug in the darkness-houses; By day they shut themselves up, They have not known light.
[17] When together, morning is to them death shade, When he discerneth the terrors of death shade.
[18] Light he is on the face of the waters, Vilified is their portion in the earth, He turneth not the way of vineyards.
[19] Drought-also heat-consume snow-waters, Sheol those who have sinned.
[20] Forget him doth the womb, Sweeten on him doth the worm, No more is he remembered, And broken as a tree is wickedness.
[21] Treating evil the barren who beareth not, And to the widow he doth no good,
[22] And hath drawn the mighty by his power, He riseth, and none believeth in life.
[23] He giveth to him confidence, and he is supported, And his eyes are on their ways.
[24] High they were for a little, and they are not, And they have been brought low. As all others they are shut up, And as the head of an ear of corn cut off.
[25] And if not now, who doth prove me a liar, And doth make of nothing my word?