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Job 24

Wickedness goeth often unpunished.

Job 24:1 Consideringe then that there is no tyme hyd from the Allmightie, how happeneth it, that they which knowe him, wil not regarde his dayes? Job 24:2 For some me there be, that remoue other mes londe markes: that robbe them of their catell, and kepe the same for their owne: Job 24:3 that dryue awaye the asse of the fatherlesse: that take ye wyddowes oxe for a pledge: Job 24:4 that thrust the poore out of the waye, & oppresse the symple of the worlde together. Job 24:5 Beholde, the wilde asses in ye deserte go by tymes (as their maner is) to spoyle: Yee the very wildernesse ministreth foode for their children. Job 24:6 They reape the corne felde that is not their owne: and gather the grapes out of his vynyarde, whom they haue oppressed by violence. Job 24:7 They are the cause yt so many men are naked and bare, hauynge no clothes to couer them and kepe them from colde: Job 24:8 So that when the showers in the mountaynes haue rayned vpon them, & they be all wett, they haue none other sucoure, but to kepe them amonge the rockes. Job 24:9 They spoyle the suckinge fatherlesse children, and put the poore in preson: Job 24:10 In so moch that they let them go naked without clothinge, and yet the hungrie beare the sheeues. Job 24:11 The poore are fayne to laboure in their oyle mylles, yee and to treade in their wyne presses, and yet to suffre thyrst. Job 24:12 The whole cite crieth vnto the LORDE with sighinge, the soules of the slayne make their complaynte: But God destroyeth them not for all this, Job 24:13 where as they (not wt stodinge) are rebellious and disobedient enemies: which seke not his light and waye, ner turne agayne in to his path. Job 24:14 Tymely in the mornynge do they aryse, to murthur the symple and poore, & in the night they go a stealinge. Job 24:15 The eye of the vngodly is like the aduouterer, that wayteth for the darcknesse, and sayeth thus in him self: Tush, there shal no ma se me, & so he disgyseth his face. Job 24:16 In the night season they search the houses, and hyde them selues in the daye tyme, but wil not knowe ye light

There is a secret judgment for the wicked.

Job 24:17 For as soone as the daye breaketh, the shadowe of death commeth vpo them, and they go in horrible darcknesse. Job 24:18 The vngodly is very swyft: O yt his porcio also vpo earth were swyfter then ye runnynge water, which suffreth not ye shipma to beholde the fayre & pleasaut vyniardes. Job 24:19 O yt they (for the wickednesse which they haue done) were drawen to the hell, sooner the snowe melteth at the heate. Job 24:20 O yt all copassion vpon the were forgotte: yt their daynties were wormes: that they were clene put out of remembraunce, & vtterly hewe downe like an vnfrutefull tre. Job 24:21 For they manteyne the baren, & make them yt they can not beare, & vnto wyddowes they do no good. Job 24:22 They plucke downe the mightie wt their power, & when they them selues are gotten vp, they are neuer without feare, as longe as they liue. Job 24:23 And though they might be safe, yet they wil not receaue it, for their eyes loke vpon their owne wayes. Job 24:24 They are exalted for a litle, but shortly are they gone, brought to extreme pouerte, & take out of the waye: yee & vtterly plucte of as the eares of corne. Job 24:25 Is it not so? Who wil the reproue me as a lyar, & saye yt my wordes are nothinge worth?

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