Job 24:13-23 NIV

13 "There are those who rebel against the light,1 who do not know its ways or stay in its paths.2

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14 When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up and kills3 the poor and needy;4 in the night he steals forth like a thief.5

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15 The eye of the adulterer6 watches for dusk;7 he thinks, 'No eye will see me,'8 and he keeps his face concealed.

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16 In the dark, men break into houses,9 but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light.10

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17 For all of them, deep darkness is their morninga; they make friends with the terrors11 of darkness.b12

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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 foam13 on the surface of the water;14 their portion of the land is cursed,15 so that no one goes to the vineyards.16

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      19 As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow,17 so the gravec18 snatches away those who have sinned.

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        • d 24:19 - Hebrew "Sheol"
          20 The womb forgets them, the worm19 feasts on them;20 evil men are no longer remembered21 but are broken like a tree.22

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          21 They prey on the barren and childless woman, and to the widow show no kindness.23

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          22 But God drags away the mighty by his power;24 though they become established,25 they have no assurance of life.26

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          23 He may let them rest in a feeling of security,27 but his eyes28 are on their ways.29

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