Job 24
Literal Standard Version Par ▾ 
1“For this reason from the Mighty One || Times have not been hidden, || And those knowing Him have not seen His days.

2They reach the borders, || They have taken a drove away violently, || Indeed, they do evil.

3They lead away the donkey of the fatherless, || They take in pledge the ox of the widow,

4They turn aside the needy from the way, || Together have hid the poor of the earth.

5Behold, wild donkeys in a wilderness, || They have gone out about their work, || Seeking early for prey, || A mixture for himself—food for young ones.

6They reap his provender in a field, || And they glean the vineyard of the wicked.

7They cause the naked to lodge without clothing. And there is no covering in the cold.

8From the inundation of hills they are wet, || And without a refuge—have embraced a rock.

9They take away violently || The orphan from the breast, || And they lay a pledge on the poor.

10Naked, they have gone without clothing, || And hungry—have taken away a sheaf.

11They make oil between their walls, || They have trodden winepresses, and thirst.

12Men groan because of enmity, || And the soul of pierced ones cries, || And God does not give praise.

13They have been those rebelling against light, || They have not discerned His ways, || Nor abided in His paths.

14The murderer rises at the light, || He slays the poor and needy, || And in the night he is as a thief.

15And the eye of an adulterer || Has observed the twilight, || Saying, No eye beholds me. And he puts the face in secret.

16He has dug in the darkness—houses; By day they shut themselves up, || They have not known light.

17When together, morning [is] death-shade to them, || When he discerns the terrors of death-shade.

18He [is] light on the face of the waters, || Their portion is vilified in the earth, || He does not turn the way of vineyards.

19Drought—also heat—consume snow-waters, || Sheol—[those who] have sinned.

20The womb forgets him, || The worm sweetens [on] him, || He is remembered no more, || And wickedness is broken as a tree.

21Treating evil the barren [who] does not bear, || And he does no good [to] the widow,

22And [God] has drawn the mighty by His power, || He rises, and none believes in life.

23He gives to him confidence, and he is supported, || And His eyes [are] on their ways.

24They were high [for] a little, and they are not, || And they have been brought low. They are shut up as all [others], || And cut off as the head of an ear of grain.

25And if not now, who proves me a liar, || And makes my word of nothing?”


Literal Standard Version
Copyright © 2020 by Covenant Press. Used by permission.
www.lsvbible.com

Job 23
Top of Page
Top of Page