Job 22:7-17 NIV

7 You gave no water1 to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry,2

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8 though you were a powerful man, owning land3-- an honored man,4 living on it.5

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9 And you sent widows6 away empty-handed7 and broke the strength of the fatherless.8

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10 That is why snares9 are all around you,10 why sudden peril terrifies you,11

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11 why it is so dark12 you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.13

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12 "Is not God in the heights of heaven?14 And see how lofty are the highest stars!

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13 Yet you say, 'What does God know?15 Does he judge through such darkness?16

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14 Thick clouds17 veil him, so he does not see us18 as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.'19

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15 Will you keep to the old path that evil men20 have trod?21

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16 They were carried off before their time,22 their foundations23 washed away by a flood.24

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17 They said to God, 'Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do to us?'25

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