Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOB 24\\

This chapter contains the second part of Job's answer to the last
discourse of Eliphaz, in which he shows that wicked men, those of the
worst characters, prosper in the world, and go through it with
impunity; he lays down this as a certain truth, that though no time is
hid from God, yet they that are most familiar with him, and know most
of him, do not see, and cannot observe, any days of his for judging and
punishing wicked men in, this life, \\#Job 24:1\\; and instances in men
guilty of injustice, violence, oppression, cruelty, and inhumanity, to
their neighbours, and yet God lays not folly to them, or charges them
with sin, and punishes them for it, \\#Job 24:2-12\\; and in persons that
commit the most atrocious crimes in secret, such as murderers,
adulterers, and thieves, \\#Job 24:13-17\\; he allows that there is a curse
upon their portion, and that the grave shall consume them, and they
shall be remembered no more, \\#Job 24:18-20\\; and because of their ill
treatment of others, though they may be in safety and prosperity, and
be exalted for a while, they shall be brought low and cut off by death,
but generally speaking are not punished in this life, \\#Job 24:21-24\\;
and concludes with the greatest assurance of being in the right, and
having truth on his side, \\#Job 24:25\\.