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Job 24 NAS

Job Says God Seems to Ignore Wrongs

1 "1Why are times not stored up by the Almighty, And why do those who know Him not see 2His days?

References for Job 24:1

    • a 24:1 - I.e. times of judgment
      2 "Some 3remove the landmarks; They seize and devour flocks.

      References for Job 24:2

        • b 24:2 - Lit "They"
        • c 24:2 - Or "pasture"
          3 "They drive away the donkeys of the 4orphans; They take the 5widow's ox for a pledge.

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          4 "They push 6the needy aside from the road; The 7poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.

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          5 "Behold, as 8wild donkeys in the wilderness They 9go forth seeking food in their activity, As bread for their children in the desert.

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            • d 24:5 - Lit "his bread"
              6 "They harvest their fodder in the field And glean the vineyard of the wicked.
              7 "10They spend the night naked, without clothing, And have no covering against the cold.

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              8 "They are wet with the mountain rains And hug the rock for want of a shelter.
              9 "Others snatch the 11orphan from the breast, And against the poor they take a pledge.

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              10 "They cause the poor to go about naked without clothing, And they take away the sheaves from the hungry.
              11 "Within the walls they produce oil; They tread wine presses but thirst.
              12 "From the city men groan, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God 12does not pay attention to folly.

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              13 "Others have been with those who rebel against the light; They do not want to know its ways Nor abide in its paths.

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                  14 "The murderer 13arises at dawn; He 14kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief.

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                  15 "The eye of the 15adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face.

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                    • g 24:15 - Or "puts a covering on his face"
                      16 "In the dark they 16dig into houses, They 17shut themselves up by day; They do not know the light.

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                      17 "For the morning is the same to him as thick darkness, For he is familiar with the 18terrors of thick darkness.

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                      18 "They are 19insignificant on the surface of the water; Their portion is 20cursed on the earth. They do not turn toward the 21vineyards.

                      References for Job 24:18

                        • h 24:18 - Or "light" or "swift"
                        • i 24:18 - Lit "to the path of"
                          19 "Drought and heat 22consume the snow waters, So does 23Sheol those who have sinned.

                          References for Job 24:19

                            • j 24:19 - Lit "seize"
                            • k 24:19 - I.e. nether world
                              20 "A 24mother will forget him; The 25worm feeds sweetly till he is 26no longer remembered. And wickedness will be broken 27like a tree.

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                              21 "He wrongs the barren woman And does no good for 28the widow.

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                                • m 24:21 - Lit "barren who does not bear"
                                  22 "But He drags off the valiant by 29His power; He rises, but 30no one has assurance of life.

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                                  23 "He provides them 31with security, and they are supported; And His 32eyes are on their ways.

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                                  24 "They are exalted a 33little while, then they are gone; Moreover, they are 34brought low and like everything gathered up; Even like the heads of grain they are cut off.

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                                  25 "Now if it is not so, 35who can prove me a liar, And make my speech worthless?"

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                                  Study tools for Job 24

                                  • a 24:1 - I.e. times of judgment
                                  • b 24:2 - Lit "They"
                                  • c 24:2 - Or "pasture"
                                  • d 24:5 - Lit "his bread"
                                  • e 24:9 - Lit "They"
                                  • f 24:13 - Lit "They"
                                  • g 24:15 - Or "puts a covering on his face"
                                  • h 24:18 - Or "light" or "swift"
                                  • i 24:18 - Lit "to the path of"
                                  • j 24:19 - Lit "seize"
                                  • k 24:19 - I.e. nether world
                                  • l 24:20 - Lit "womb"
                                  • m 24:21 - Lit "barren who does not bear"