Bishops' Bible

Job 24

Wickedness goeth often unpunished.

Job 24:1 Considering then that there is no time hyd from the almightie, how happeneth it that they which know him do not regarde his dayes? Job 24:2 For some men remoue the landemarkes, robbe men of their cattell, and feede of the same: Job 24:3 They driue away the asse of the fatherlesse, and take the wydowes oxe for a pledge: Job 24:4 They cause the poore to turne out of the way, so that the poore of the earth hyde them selues together. Job 24:5 Beholde, as wilde asses in the desert go they foorth to their worke, & ryse betimes to spoyle: Yea the very wildernesse ministreth foode for them & their children. Job 24:6 They reape the corne fielde that is not their owne, and let the vineyarde of the vngodly alone. Job 24:7 They cause the naked to lodge without garment, and without couering in the colde. Job 24:8 They are wet with the showres of the mountaynes, and embrace the rocke for want of a couering. Job 24:9 They plucke the fatherlesse from the brest, and take the pledge from the poore. Job 24:10 They let hym go naked without clothing, and haue taken away the sheafe of the hungrie. Job 24:11 The poore are fayne to labour in their oyle mylles, yea and to treade in their wyne presses, and yet to suffer thirst. Job 24:12 Men out of the citie crye vnto the Lord with sighing, the soules of the slayne also crye out, yet God regardeth not their complaynt. Job 24:13 Where as they are conuersaunt among them that abhorre the light, they know not his way, nor continue in his pathes. Job 24:14 The murtherer ryseth early and killeth the poore and needy, and in the night is as a thiefe? Job 24:15 The eye of the adulterer wayteth for the darkenesse, & sayth, There shall no eye see me: and disguiseth his face. Job 24:16 In the darke they digge through houses, whiche they marked for them selues in the day time: they knowe not the light.

There is a secret judgment for the wicked.

Job 24:17 The morning is to them euen as the shadow of death: if one know them, they are in the terrours of the shadowe of death, Job 24:18 [The vngodly] is swyft vpon the water: their portion shalbe cursed in the earth, and he shall not beholde the way of the vineyardes. Job 24:19 As the drye grounde and heate consume the snowye waters: so shall the graue the sinners. Job 24:20 The pitifull man shall forget hym, he shalbe sweete to the wormes, he shalbe no more remembred, & his wickednesse shalbe broken as a tree. Job 24:21 He hath oppressed the barren that can not beare, and vnto the wydow hath he done no good. Job 24:22 He drue the mightie after hym with his power, and when he was gotten vp no man was sure of lyfe. Job 24:23 And though they gaue him to be in safetie, yet his eyes are vpon their wayes. Job 24:24 They are exalted for a litle, but [shortly] are gone, brought to pouertie, and taken out of the way, yea and vtterly pluckt of, as the eares of corne. Job 24:25 Is it not so? Who will then reproue me as a lyer, and say that my wordes are nothing worth? Bildad proueth that no man is cleane nor without sinne before God.

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