Job 24:1
New International Version
"Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?

New Living Translation
"Why doesn't the Almighty bring the wicked to judgment? Why must the godly wait for him in vain?

English Standard Version
“Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty, and why do those who know him never see his days?

Berean Study Bible
Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment? Why may those who know Him never see His days?

New American Standard Bible
"Why are times not stored up by the Almighty, And why do those who know Him not see His days?

King James Bible
Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

Christian Standard Bible
Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment? Why do those who know him never see his days?

Contemporary English Version
Why doesn't God set a time for court? Why don't his people know where he can be found?

Good News Translation
Why doesn't God set a time for judging, a day of justice for those who serve him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment? Why do those who know Him never see His days?

International Standard Version
Why doesn't the Almighty reserve time for judgment? and why don't those who know him perceive his days?

NET Bible
"Why are times not appointed by the Almighty? Why do those who know him not see his days?

New Heart English Bible
"Why aren't times made known by Shaddai? Why do not those who know him see his days?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Why doesn't the Almighty set aside times [for punishment]? Why don't those who are close to him see his days [of judgment]?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Why are times not laid up by the Almighty? And why do not they that know Him see His days?

New American Standard 1977
“Why are times not stored up by the Almighty, And why do those who know Him not see His days?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why, seeing that times are not hidden from the Almighty, do those that know him not see his days?

King James 2000 Bible
Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

American King James Version
Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

American Standard Version
Why are times not laid up by the Almighty? And why do not they that know him see his days?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But why have the seasons been hidden from the Lord,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Times are not hid from the Almighty: but they that know him, know not his days.

Darby Bible Translation
Why are not times treasured up with the Almighty? why do not they that know him see his days?

English Revised Version
Why are times not laid up by the Almighty? and why do not they which know him see his days?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why, seeing times are not hid from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

World English Bible
"Why aren't times laid up by the Almighty? Why don't those who know him see his days?

Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore from the Mighty One Times have not been hidden, And those knowing Him have not seen His days.
Study Bible
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
1Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment? Why may those who know Him never see His days? 2Men move boundary stones; they pasture stolen flocks.…
Cross References
Acts 1:7
Jesus replied, "It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority.

Job 15:20
A wicked man writhes in pain all his days; only a few years are reserved for the ruthless.

Psalm 31:15
My times are in Your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.

Isaiah 2:12
For the Day of the LORD of Hosts will come against all the proud and lofty, against all that is exalted--it will be humbled--

Jeremiah 46:10
That day belongs to the Lord, the GOD of Hosts, a day of vengeance to avenge Himself against His foes. The sword will devour until it is satisfied, until it is quenched with their blood. For it will be a sacrifice to the Lord, the GOD of Hosts, in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.

Obadiah 1:15
For the Day of the LORD is near for all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your recompense will return upon your own head.

Zephaniah 1:7
Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD, for the Day of the LORD is near. Indeed, the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has consecrated His guests.

Treasury of Scripture

Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

seeing

Psalm 31:15
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Ecclesiastes 3:17
I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Ecclesiastes 8:6,7
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him…

they that know

Psalm 9:10
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalm 36:10
O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

John 17:3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

not see

Genesis 7:4
For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

Genesis 18:17,20,21
And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; …

Psalm 73:16-19
When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; …







Lexicon
Why
מַדּ֗וּעַ (mad·dū·a‘)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4069: Why? for what reason?

does the Almighty
מִ֭שַּׁדַּי (miš·šad·day)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7706: The Almighty

not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

reserve
נִצְפְּנ֣וּ (niṣ·pə·nū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6845: To hide, to hoard, reserve, to deny, to protect, to lurk

times for judgment?
עִתִּ֑ים (‘it·tîm)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6256: Time, now, when

Why may those who know Him
וְ֝יֹדְעָ֗יו (wə·yō·ḏə·‘āw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

never
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

see
חָ֥זוּ (ḥā·zū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of

His days?
יָמָֽיו׃ (yā·māw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
XXIV.

(1) Why, seeing times are not hidden.--Job, in this chapter, gives utterance to this perplexity, as it arises, not from his own case only, but from a survey of God's dealings with the world generally. "Why is it," he asks, "since times and events are not hidden from the Almighty, that they who know Him--that is, believe in and love Him--do not see His days?"--that is, His days of retribution and judgment. Even those who love and serve God are as perplexed about His principles of government as those who know Him not. It is to be observed that the position of the second negative in the Authorised Version of this verse renders it highly ambiguous to the majority of readers. This ambiguity would entirely disappear if we read see not instead of "not see."

Verse 1. - Why, seeing times are not hidden from the almighty. By "times" seem to be meant God's special periods of exhibiting himself in action as the moral Governor of the world, vindicating the righteous, and taking vengeance upon sinners. Such "times" are frequently spoken of in the prophetical Scriptures as "days of the Lord" (see Isaiah 2:12; Isaiah 3:18; Isaiah 4:1; Isaiah 13:6, 9; Joel 1:15; Joel 2:1, 11; Obadiah 1:15; Zephaniah 1:7, 14, etc.). They are, of course, "not hidden" from him, seeing that it is he who determines on them beforehand, and, when their fixed date is come, makes them special "days," or "times," different from all others. Do they who know him not see his days? i.e. why are even they, who know and serve God, kept in the dark as to these "times," so that they do not foresee them or know when they are coming? This is to Job a great perplexity. 24:1-12 Job discourses further about the prosperity of the wicked. That many live at ease who are ungodly and profane, he had showed, ch. xxi. Here he shows that many who live in open defiance of all the laws of justice, succeed in wicked practices; and we do not see them reckoned with in this world. He notices those that do wrong under pretence of law and authority; and robbers, those that do wrong by force. He says, God layeth not folly to them; that is, he does not at once send his judgments, nor make them examples, and so manifest their folly to all the world. But he that gets riches, and not by right, at his end shall be a fool, Jer 17:11.
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