Young's Literal Translation

Job 24

Wickedness goeth often unpunished.

Job 24:1 Wherefore from the Mighty One Times have not been hidden, And those knowing Him have not seen His days. Job 24:2 The borders they reach, A drove they have taken violently away, Yea, they do evil. Job 24:3 The ass of the fatherless they lead away, They take in pledge the ox of the widow, Job 24:4 They turn aside the needy from the way, Together have hid the poor of the earth. Job 24:5 Lo, wild asses in a wilderness, They have gone out about their work, Seeking early for prey, A mixture for himself—food for young ones. Job 24:6 In a field his provender they reap, And the vineyard of the wicked they glean. Job 24:7 The naked they cause to lodge Without clothing. And there is no covering in the cold. Job 24:8 From the inundation of hills they are wet, And without a refuge—have embraced a rock. Job 24:9 They take violently away From the breast the orphan, And on the poor they lay a pledge. Job 24:10 Naked, they have gone without clothing, And hungry—have taken away a sheaf. Job 24:11 Between their walls they make oil, Wine-presses they have trodden, and thirst. Job 24:12 Because of enmity men do groan, And the soul of pierced ones doth cry, And God doth not give praise. Job 24:13 They have been among rebellious ones of light, They have not discerned His ways, Nor abode in His paths. Job 24:14 At the light doth the murderer rise, He doth slay the poor and needy, And in the night he is as a thief. Job 24:15 And the eye of an adulterer Hath observed the twilight, Saying, 'No eye doth behold me.' And he putteth the face in secret. Job 24:16 He hath dug in the darkness—houses; By day they shut themselves up, They have not known light.

There is a secret judgment for the wicked.

Job 24:17 When together, morning [is] to them death shade, When he discerneth the terrors of death shade. Job 24:18 Light he [is] on the face of the waters, Vilified is their portion in the earth, He turneth not the way of vineyards. Job 24:19 Drought—also heat—consume snow-waters, Sheol [those who] have sinned. Job 24:20 Forget him doth the womb, Sweeten [on] him doth the worm, No more is he remembered, And broken as a tree is wickedness. Job 24:21 Treating evil the barren [who] beareth not, And [to] the widow he doth no good, Job 24:22 And hath drawn the mighty by his power, He riseth, and none believeth in life. Job 24:23 He giveth to him confidence, and he is supported, And his eyes [are] on their ways. Job 24:24 High they were [for] a little, and they are not, And they have been brought low. As all [others] they are shut up, And as the head of an ear of corn cut off. Job 24:25 And if not now, who doth prove me a liar, And doth make of nothing my word?

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