1611 King James Bible

Job 24

Wickedness goeth often unpunished.

Job 24:1 Why, seeing Times are not hidden from the Almightie, doe they, that know him not, see his dayes? Job 24:2 Some remooue the land-markes; they violently take away flocks, and feed [thereof]. Job 24:3 They driue away the asse of the fatherlesse, they take the widowes oxe for a pledge. Job 24:4 They turne the needy out of the way: the poore of the earth hide themselues together. Job 24:5 Behold, [as] wilde asses in the desart, goe they foorth to their worke, rising betimes for a pray: the wildernes [yeeldeth] food for them, [and] for [their] children. Job 24:6 They reape euery one his corne in the fielde: and they gather the vintage of the wicked. Job 24:7 They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they [haue] no couering in the cold. Job 24:8 They are wet with the showres of the mountaines, and imbrace the rocke for want of a shelter. Job 24:9 They plucke the fatherlesse from the brest, and take a pledge of the poore. Job 24:10 They cause [him] to go naked without clothing: and they take away the sheafe [from] the hungry, Job 24:11 [Which] make oyle within their walles, [and] tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst. Job 24:12 Men groane from out of the city, and the soule of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly [to them]. Job 24:13 They are of those that rebell against the light, they know not the wayes thereof, nor abide in the pathes thereof. Job 24:14 The murderer rising with the light, killeth the poore and needy, and in the night is as a thiefe. Job 24:15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face. Job 24:16 In the darke they digge through houses, [which] they had marked for themselues in the day time: they know not the light.

There is a secret judgment for the wicked.

Job 24:17 For the morning is to them euen as the shadow of death: if one know [them], they [are] in the terrours of the shadow of death. Job 24:18 Hee is swift as the waters, their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the Uineyards. Job 24:19 Drought and heate consume the snow waters: [so doeth] the graue [those which] haue sinned. Job 24:20 The wombe shall forget him, the worme shall feed sweetly on him, hee shall be no more remembred, and wickednes shalbe broken as a tree. Job 24:21 He euill intreateth the barren, [that] beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow. Job 24:22 He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth vp, and no [man] is sure of life. Job 24:23 [Though] it be giuen him [to be] in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes [are] vpon their wayes. Job 24:24 They are exalted for a litle while, but are gone and brought low, they are taken out of the way as al [other], and cut off as the tops of the eares of corne. Job 24:25 And if it be not so now, who will make mee a liar, and make my speach nothing worth?

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