Wickedness goeth often unpunished.
Job 24:1 Howe should not the times be hid from the Almightie, seeing that they which knowe him, see not his dayes? Job 24:2 Some remoue the land marks, that rob the flockes and feede thereof. Job 24:3 They leade away the asse of the fatherles: and take the widowes oxe to pledge. Job 24:4 They make the poore to turne out of the way, so that the poore of the earth hide themselues together. Job 24:5 Behold, others as wilde asses in the wildernesse, goe forth to their businesse, and rise early for a praye: the wildernesse giueth him and his children foode. Job 24:6 They reape his prouision in the fielde, but they gather the late vintage of the wicked. 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 moutaines, and they imbrace the rocke for want of a couering. Job 24:9 They plucke the fatherles from the breast, and take the pledge of the poore. Job 24:10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and take the glening from the hungrie. Job 24:11 They that make oyle betweene their walles, and treade their wine presses, suffer thirst. Job 24:12 Men cry out of the citie, and the soules of the slayne cry out: yet God doth not charge them with follie. Job 24:13 These are they, that abhorre the light: they know not the wayes thereof, nor continue in the paths thereof. Job 24:14 The murtherer riseth earely & killeth the poore and the needie: and in the night he is as a theefe. Job 24:15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, and sayth, None eye shal see me, and disguiseth his face. Job 24:16 They digge through houses in the darke, which they marked for themselues in the daye: they knowe not the light.
There is a secret judgment for the wicked.
Job 24:17 But the morning is euen to them as the shadow of death: if one knowe them, they are in the terrours of the shadowe of death. Job 24:18 He is swift vpon the waters: their portion shalbe cursed in the earth: he will not behold the way of the vineyardes. Job 24:19 As the dry ground and heate consume the snowe waters, so shall the graue the sinners. Job 24:20 The pitifull man shall forget him: the worme shal feele his sweetenes: he shalbe no more remebred, & the wicked shalbe broke like a tree. Job 24:21 He doth euil intreat ye barren, that doeth not beare, neither doeth he good to the widowe. Job 24:22 He draweth also the mighty by his power, and when he riseth vp, none is sure of life. Job 24:23 Though men giue him assurance to be in safetie, yet his eyes are vpon their wayes. Job 24:24 They are exalted for a litle, but they are gone, and are brought lowe as all others: they are destroyed, and cut off as the toppe of an eare of corne. Job 24:25 But if it be not so, where is he? or who wil proue me a lyer, & make my words of no value?