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Job 24:1-9 (New International Version)

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1 "Why does the Almighty not set times1 for judgment?2 Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?3 2 Men move boundary stones;4 they pasture flocks they have stolen.5 3 They drive away the orphan's donkey and take the widow's ox in pledge.6 4 They thrust the needy7 from the path and force all the poor8 of the land into hiding.9 5 Like wild donkeys10 in the desert, the poor go about their labor11 of foraging food; the wasteland12 provides food for their children. 6 They gather fodder13 in the fields and glean in the vineyards14 of the wicked.15 7 Lacking clothes, they spend the night naked; they have nothing to cover themselves in the cold.16 8 They are drenched17 by mountain rains and hug18 the rocks for lack of shelter.19 9 The fatherless20 child is snatched21 from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized22 for a debt.23
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