Job 24:12
New International Version
The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help. But God charges no one with wrongdoing.

New Living Translation
The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the wounded cry for help, yet God ignores their moaning.

English Standard Version
From out of the city the dying groan, and the soul of the wounded cries for help; yet God charges no one with wrong.

Berean Study Bible
From the city, men groan, and the souls of the wounded cry out, yet God charges no one with wrongdoing.

New American Standard Bible
"From the city men groan, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not pay attention to folly.

King James Bible
Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.

Christian Standard Bible
From the city, men groan; the mortally wounded cry for help, yet God pays no attention to this crime.

Contemporary English Version
And along the city streets, the wounded and dying cry out, yet God does nothing.

Good News Translation
In the cities the wounded and dying cry out, but God ignores their prayers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From the city, men groan; the mortally wounded cry for help, yet God pays no attention to this crime.

International Standard Version
From the city, dying men groan aloud, and the wounded cries out for help, but God charges no one with wrong.

NET Bible
From the city the dying groan, and the wounded cry out for help, but God charges no one with wrongdoing.

New Heart English Bible
From out of the populous city, men groan. The soul of the wounded cries out, yet God doesn't regard the folly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those dying in the city groan. Wounded people cry for help, but God pays no attention to their prayers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
From out of the populous city men groan, And the soul of the wounded crieth out; Yet God imputeth it not for unseemliness.

New American Standard 1977
“From the city men groan, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not pay attention to folly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Men groan from out of the city, and the souls of the dead cry out; yet God did not hinder them.

King James 2000 Bible
Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries out: yet God charges not folly to them.

American King James Version
Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries out: yet God lays not folly to them.

American Standard Version
From out of the populous city men groan, And the soul of the wounded crieth out: Yet God regardeth not the folly.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who have cast forth the poor from the city and their own houses, and the soul of the children has groaned aloud.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Out of the cities they have made men to groan, and the soul of the wounded hath cried out, and God doth not suffer it to pass unrevenged.

Darby Bible Translation
Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out; and +God imputeth not the impiety.

English Revised Version
From out of the populous city men groan, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God imputeth it not for folly.

Webster's Bible Translation
Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.

World English Bible
From out of the populous city, men groan. The soul of the wounded cries out, yet God doesn't regard the folly.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of enmity men do groan, And the soul of pierced ones doth cry, And God doth not give praise.
Study Bible
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
11They crush olives within their walls; they tread the winepresses, but go thirsty. 12From the city, men groan, and the souls of the wounded cry out, yet God charges no one with wrongdoing. 13Then there are those who rebel against the light, not knowing its ways or staying on its paths.…
Cross References
Job 9:23
When the scourge brings sudden death, He mocks the despair of the innocent.

Job 9:24
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He blindfolds its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?

Job 24:11
They crush olives within their walls; they tread the winepresses, but go thirsty.

Job 24:13
Then there are those who rebel against the light, not knowing its ways or staying on its paths.

Psalm 109:22
For I am poor and needy; my heart is wounded within me.

Treasury of Scripture

Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries out: yet God lays not folly to them.

groan

Exodus 1:13,14
And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: …

Exodus 2:23,24
And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage…

Exodus 22:27
For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

wounded

Psalm 69:26
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

Psalm 109:22
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

yet God

Psalm 50:21
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Ecclesiastes 8:11,12
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil…

Malachi 2:17
Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?







Lexicon
From the city,
מֵ֘עִ֤יר (mê·‘îr)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

men
מְתִ֨ים ׀ (mə·ṯîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4962: An adult, a man

groan,
יִנְאָ֗קוּ (yin·’ā·qū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5008: To groan

and the souls
וְנֶֽפֶשׁ־ (wə·ne·p̄eš-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

of the wounded
חֲלָלִ֥ים (ḥă·lā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2491: Pierced, polluted

cry out,
תְּשַׁוֵּ֑עַ (tə·šaw·wê·a‘)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7768: To be free, to halloo

yet God
וֶ֝אֱל֗וֹהַּ (we·’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

charges
יָשִׂ֥ים (yā·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

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

with wrongdoing.
תִּפְלָֽה׃ (tip̄·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8604: Unsavoriness, unseemliness
(12) Men groan from out of the city.--Here a survey of the oppressions wrought within the city walls is taken.

Yet God layeth not folly to them.--That is, to those who are the cause of their wrongs, their oppressors.

Verse 12. - Men groan from out of the city. It is not only in the wild tracts bordering on the desert (vers. 5-8), or on the large farms of rich landholders (vers. 9-11), that oppression takes place. Men's groans are heard also "from the city," and in the midst of the city, where murder, robbery, burglary, adultery, and other crimes of the deepest dye abound. Then the soul of the wounded crieth out. In appeals to God for help, or in inarticulate cries, the wounded spirit of the oppressed and injured vents itself. Yet God layeth not folly to them. Yet God seems to take no notice. He gives no sign of disapproval, but allows the oppressors to go on in their foolish courses unchecked. 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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