King James Bible

Job 23

The Book of Job

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Chapter 24

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 [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? 

 

 


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