Parallel Bible results for Job 24

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Job 24

NCV 1 "I wish the Almighty would set a time for judging. Those who know God do not see such a day. NIV 1 “Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days? NCV 2 Wicked people take other people's land; they steal flocks and take them to new pastures. NIV 2 There are those who move boundary stones; they pasture flocks they have stolen. NCV 3 They chase away the orphan's donkey and take the widow's ox when she has no money. NIV 3 They drive away the orphan’s donkey and take the widow’s ox in pledge. NCV 4 They push needy people off the path; all the poor of the land hide from them. NIV 4 They thrust the needy from the path and force all the poor of the land into hiding. NCV 5 The poor become like wild donkeys in the desert who go about their job of finding food. The desert gives them 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. NCV 6 They gather hay and straw in the fields and pick up leftover grapes from the vineyard of the wicked. NIV 6 They gather fodder in the fields and glean in the vineyards of the wicked. NCV 7 They spend the night naked, because they have no clothes, nothing to cover themselves in the cold. NIV 7 Lacking clothes, they spend the night naked; they have nothing to cover themselves in the cold. NCV 8 They are soaked from mountain rains and stay near the large rocks because they have no shelter. NIV 8 They are drenched by mountain rains and hug the rocks for lack of shelter. NCV 9 The fatherless child is grabbed from its mother's breast; they take a poor mother's baby to pay for what she owes. NIV 9 The fatherless child is snatched from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized for a debt. NCV 10 So the poor go around naked without any clothes; they carry bundles of grain but still go hungry; NIV 10 Lacking clothes, they go about naked; they carry the sheaves, but still go hungry. NCV 11 they crush olives to get oil and grapes to get wine, but they still go thirsty. NIV 11 They crush olives among the terraces ; they tread the winepresses, yet suffer thirst. NCV 12 Dying people groan in the city, and the injured cry out for help, but God accuses no one of doing wrong. 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. NCV 13 "Those who fight against the light do not know God's ways or stay in his paths. NIV 13 “There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths. NCV 14 When the day is over, the murderers get up to kill the poor and needy. At night they go about like thieves. NIV 14 When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up, kills the poor and needy, and in the night steals forth like a thief. NCV 15 Those who are guilty of adultery watch for the night, thinking, 'No one will see us,' and they keep their faces covered. NIV 15 The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, ‘No eye will see me,’ and he keeps his face concealed. NCV 16 In the dark, evil people break into houses. In the daytime they shut themselves up in their own houses, because they want nothing to do with the light. NIV 16 In the dark, thieves break into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light. NCV 17 Darkness is like morning to all these evil people who make friends with the terrors of darkness. NIV 17 For all of them, midnight is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness. NCV 18 "They are like foam floating on the water. Their part of the land is cursed; no one uses the road that goes by 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. NCV 19 As heat and dryness quickly melt the snow, so the grave quickly takes away the sinners. NIV 19 As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the grave snatches away those who have sinned. NCV 20 Their mothers forget them, and worms will eat their bodies. They will not be remembered, so wickedness is broken in pieces like a stick. NIV 20 The womb forgets them, the worm feasts on them; the wicked are no longer remembered but are broken like a tree. NCV 21 These evil people abuse women who cannot have children and show no kindness to widows. NIV 21 They prey on the barren and childless woman, and to the widow they show no kindness. NCV 22 But God drags away the strong by his power. Even though they seem strong, they do not know how long they will live. NIV 22 But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life. NCV 23 God may let these evil people feel safe, but he is watching their ways. NIV 23 He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways. NCV 24 For a little while they are important, and then they die; they are laid low and buried like everyone else; 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. NCV 25 If this is not true, who can prove I am wrong? Who can show that my words are worth nothing?" NIV 25 “If this is not so, who can prove me false and reduce my words to nothing?”

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