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Job 24

RSV 1 "Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty, and why do those who know him never see his days? NIV 1 "Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days? RSV 2 Men remove landmarks; they seize flocks and pasture them. NIV 2 Men move boundary stones; they pasture flocks they have stolen. RSV 3 They drive away the ass of the fatherless; they take the widow's ox for a pledge. NIV 3 They drive away the orphan's donkey and take the widow's ox in pledge. RSV 4 They thrust the poor off the road; the poor of the earth all hide themselves. NIV 4 They thrust the needy from the path and force all the poor of the land into hiding. RSV 5 Behold, like wild asses in the desert they go forth to their toil, seeking prey in the wilderness as 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. RSV 6 They gather their fodder in the field and they glean the vineyard of the wicked man. NIV 6 They gather fodder in the fields and glean in the vineyards of the wicked. RSV 7 They lie all night naked, without clothing, and have no covering in the cold. NIV 7 Lacking clothes, they spend the night naked; they have nothing to cover themselves in the cold. RSV 8 They are wet with the rain of the mountains, and cling to the rock for want of shelter. NIV 8 They are drenched by mountain rains and hug the rocks for lack of shelter. RSV 9 (There are those who snatch the fatherless child from the breast, and take in pledge the infant of the poor.) NIV 9 The fatherless child is snatched from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized for a debt. RSV 10 They go about naked, without clothing; hungry, they carry the sheaves; NIV 10 Lacking clothes, they go about naked; they carry the sheaves, but still go hungry. RSV 11 among the olive rows of the wicked they make oil; they tread the wine presses, but suffer thirst. NIV 11 They crush olives among the terraces; they tread the winepresses, yet suffer thirst. RSV 12 From out of the city the dying groan, and the soul of the wounded cries for help; yet God pays no attention to their prayer. 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. RSV 13 "There are those who rebel against the light, who are not acquainted with its ways, and do 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. RSV 14 The murderer rises in the dark, that he may kill the poor and needy; and in the night he is as 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. RSV 15 The eye of the adulterer also waits for the twilight, saying, 'No eye will see me'; and he disguises his face. NIV 15 The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, 'No eye will see me,' and he keeps his face concealed. RSV 16 In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves up; they do not know 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. RSV 17 For deep darkness is morning to all of them; for they are friends with the terrors of deep darkness. NIV 17 For all of them, deep darkness is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness. RSV 18 "You say, "They are swiftly carried away upon the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the land; no treader turns toward their vineyards. 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. RSV 19 Drought and heat snatch away the snow waters; so does Sheol those who have sinned. NIV 19 As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the grave snatches away those who have sinned. RSV 20 The squares of the town forget them; their name is no longer remembered; so wickedness is broken like a tree.' NIV 20 The womb forgets them, the worm feasts on them; evil men are no longer remembered but are broken like a tree. RSV 21 "They feed on the barren childless woman, and do no good to the widow. NIV 21 They prey on the barren and childless woman, and to the widow show no kindness. RSV 22 Yet God prolongs the life of the mighty by his power; they rise up when they despair of life. NIV 22 But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life. RSV 23 He gives them security, and they are supported; and his eyes are upon their ways. NIV 23 He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways. RSV 24 They are exalted a little while, and then are gone; they wither and fade like the mallow; they are cut off like the 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. RSV 25 If it is not so, who will prove me a liar, and show that there is nothing in what I say?" NIV 25 "If this is not so, who can prove me false and reduce my words to nothing?"