Darby's English Translation

Job 23

The Book of Job

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Chapter 24

1

 

  Why are not times treasured up with the Almighty? why do not they that know him see his days?  

 

 


2

 

  They remove the landmarks; they violently take away the flocks and pasture them;  

 

 


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 afflicted of the land all hide themselves.  

 

 


5

 

  Lo, [as] wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking early for the prey: the wilderness [yieldeth] them food for [their] children.  

 

 


6

 

  They reap in the field the fodder thereof, and they gather the vintage of the wicked;  

 

 


7

 

  They pass the night naked without clothing, and have no covering in the cold;  

 

 


8

 

  They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and for want of a shelter embrace the rock ...  

 

 


9

 

  They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor:  

 

 


10

 

  These go naked without clothing, and, hungry, they bear the sheaf;  

 

 


11

 

  They press out oil within their walls, they tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.  

 

 


12

 

  Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out; and +God imputeth not the impiety.  

 

 


13

 

  There are those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.  

 

 


14

 

  The murderer riseth with the light, killeth the afflicted and needy, and in the night is as a thief.  

 

 


15

 

  And the eye of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me; and he putteth a covering on [his] face.  

 

 


16

 

  In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in; they know not the light:  

 

 


17

 

  For the morning is to them all [as] the shadow of death; for they are familiar with the terrors of the shadow of death.  

 

 


18

 

  He is swift on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed on the earth: he turneth not unto the way of the vineyards.  

 

 


19

 

  Drought and heat consume snow waters; so doth Sheol those that have sinned.  

 

 


20

 

  The womb forgetteth him; the worm feedeth sweetly on him: he shall be no more remembered; and unrighteousness is broken as a tree, --  

 

 


21

 

  He that despoileth 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

 

  [God] setteth him in safety, and he resteth thereon; but his eyes are upon their ways.  

 

 


24

 

  They are exalted for a little, and are no more; they are laid low; like all [other] are they gathered, and are cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.  

 

 


25

 

  If it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?  

 

 


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