Job 24:16-25 NIV

16 In the dark, men break into houses,1 but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light.2

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17 For all of them, deep darkness is their morninga; they make friends with the terrors3 of darkness.b4

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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 foam5 on the surface of the water;6 their portion of the land is cursed,7 so that no one goes to the vineyards.8

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      19 As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow,9 so the gravec10 snatches away those who have sinned.

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        • d 24:19 - Hebrew "Sheol"
          20 The womb forgets them, the worm11 feasts on them;12 evil men are no longer remembered13 but are broken like a tree.14

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          21 They prey on the barren and childless woman, and to the widow show no kindness.15

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          22 But God drags away the mighty by his power;16 though they become established,17 they have no assurance of life.18

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          23 He may let them rest in a feeling of security,19 but his eyes20 are on their ways.21

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          24 For a little while they are exalted, and then they are gone;22 they are brought low and gathered up like all others;23 they are cut off like heads of grain.24

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          25 "If this is not so, who can prove me false and reduce my words to nothing?"25

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