Job 24:1-9 NIV

1 "Why does the Almighty not set times1 for judgment?2 Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?3

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2 Men move boundary stones;4 they pasture flocks they have stolen.5

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3 They drive away the orphan's donkey and take the widow's ox in pledge.6

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4 They thrust the needy7 from the path and force all the poor8 of the land into hiding.9

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5 Like wild donkeys10 in the desert, the poor go about their labor11 of foraging food; the wasteland12 provides food for their children.

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6 They gather fodder13 in the fields and glean in the vineyards14 of the wicked.15

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      7 Lacking clothes, they spend the night naked; they have nothing to cover themselves in the cold.16

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      8 They are drenched17 by mountain rains and hug18 the rocks for lack of shelter.19

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      9 The fatherless20 child is snatched21 from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized22 for a debt.23

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