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Job 24

NLT 1 "Why doesn't the Almighty open the court and bring judgment? Why must the godly wait for him in vain? NIV 1 "Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days? NLT 2 Evil people steal land by moving the boundary markers. They steal flocks of sheep, NIV 2 Men move boundary stones; they pasture flocks they have stolen. NLT 3 and they even take donkeys from the poor and fatherless. A poor widow must surrender her valuable ox as collateral for a loan. NIV 3 They drive away the orphan's donkey and take the widow's ox in pledge. NLT 4 The poor are kicked aside; the needy must hide together for safety. NIV 4 They thrust the needy from the path and force all the poor of the land into hiding. NLT 5 Like the wild donkeys in the desert, the poor must spend all their time just getting enough to keep body and soul together. They go into the desert to search for food for their children. NIV 5 Like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go about their labor of foraging food; the wasteland provides food for their children. NLT 6 They harvest a field they do not own, and they glean in the vineyards of the wicked. NIV 6 They gather fodder in the fields and glean in the vineyards of the wicked. NLT 7 All night they lie naked in the cold, without clothing or covering. NIV 7 Lacking clothes, they spend the night naked; they have nothing to cover themselves in the cold. NLT 8 They are soaked by mountain showers, and they huddle against the rocks for want of a home." NIV 8 They are drenched by mountain rains and hug the rocks for lack of shelter. NLT 9 "The wicked snatch a widow's child from her breast; they take the baby as a pledge for a loan. NIV 9 The fatherless child is snatched from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized for a debt. NLT 10 The poor must go about naked, without any clothing. They are forced to carry food while they themselves are starving. NIV 10 Lacking clothes, they go about naked; they carry the sheaves, but still go hungry. NLT 11 They press out olive oil without being allowed to taste it, and they tread in the winepress as they suffer from thirst. NIV 11 They crush olives among the terraces; they tread the winepresses, yet suffer thirst. NLT 12 The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the wounded cry for help, yet God does not respond to their moaning." NIV 12 The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help. But God charges no one with wrongdoing. NLT 13 "Wicked people rebel against the light. They refuse to acknowledge its ways. They will not stay in its paths. NIV 13 "There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths. NLT 14 The murderer rises in the early dawn to kill the poor and needy; at night he is a thief. NIV 14 When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up and kills the poor and needy; in the night he steals forth like a thief. NLT 15 The adulterer waits for the twilight, for he says, 'No one will see me then.' He masks his face so no one will know him. NIV 15 The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, 'No eye will see me,' and he keeps his face concealed. NLT 16 They break into houses at night and sleep in the daytime. They are not acquainted with the light. NIV 16 In the dark, men break into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light. NLT 17 The black night is their morning. They ally themselves with the terrors of the darkness." NIV 17 For all of them, deep darkness is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness. NLT 18 "But they disappear from the earth as quickly as foam is swept down a river. Everything they own is cursed, so that no one enters their vineyard. NIV 18 "Yet they are foam on the surface of the water; their portion of the land is cursed, so that no one goes to the vineyards. NLT 19 Death consumes sinners just as drought and heat consume snow. NIV 19 As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the grave snatches away those who have sinned. NLT 20 Even the sinner's own mother will forget him. Worms will find him sweet to eat. No one will remember him. Wicked people are broken like a tree in the storm. NIV 20 The womb forgets them, the worm feasts on them; evil men are no longer remembered but are broken like a tree. NLT 21 For they have taken advantage of the childless who have no protecting sons. They refuse to help the needy widows." NIV 21 They prey on the barren and childless woman, and to the widow show no kindness. NLT 22 "God, in his power, drags away the rich. They may rise high, but they have no assurance in life. NIV 22 But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life. NLT 23 They may be allowed to live in security, but God is always watching them. NIV 23 He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways. NLT 24 And though they are great now, in a moment they will be gone like all others, withered like heads of grain." NIV 24 For a little while they are exalted, and then they are gone; they are brought low and gathered up like all others; they are cut off like heads of grain. NLT 25 "Can anyone claim otherwise? Who can prove me wrong?" NIV 25 "If this is not so, who can prove me false and reduce my words to nothing?"