Job 24:12-22 NIV

12 The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help.1 But God charges no one with wrongdoing.2

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13 "There are those who rebel against the light,3 who do not know its ways or stay in its paths.4

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14 When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up and kills5 the poor and needy;6 in the night he steals forth like a thief.7

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15 The eye of the adulterer8 watches for dusk;9 he thinks, 'No eye will see me,'10 and he keeps his face concealed.

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16 In the dark, men break into houses,11 but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light.12

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17 For all of them, deep darkness is their morninga; they make friends with the terrors13 of darkness.b14

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    • b 24:17 - Or "them, their morning is like the shadow of death"
    • c 24:17 - Or "of the shadow of death"
      18 "Yet they are foam15 on the surface of the water;16 their portion of the land is cursed,17 so that no one goes to the vineyards.18

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      19 As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow,19 so the gravec20 snatches away those who have sinned.

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        • d 24:19 - Hebrew "Sheol"
          20 The womb forgets them, the worm21 feasts on them;22 evil men are no longer remembered23 but are broken like a tree.24

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          21 They prey on the barren and childless woman, and to the widow show no kindness.25

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          22 But God drags away the mighty by his power;26 though they become established,27 they have no assurance of life.28

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