"Why doesn't the Almighty set aside times [for punishment]? Why don't those who are close to him see his days [of judgment]?
"[People] move boundary markers. They steal flocks and tend them as shepherds.
They drive away the orphan's donkey. They take the widow's ox as security for a loan.
They force needy people off the road. All the poor people of the country go into hiding.
Like wild donkeys in the desert, poor people go out to do their work, looking for food. The plains provide food for their children.
They harvest animal food in the field [to feed themselves]. They pick the leftover grapes in the wicked person's vineyard.
All night they lie naked without a covering from the cold.
They are drenched by the rainstorms in the mountains. They hug the rocks because they can't find shelter.
"[People] snatch the [nursing] orphan from a breast and take a poor woman's baby as security for a loan.