Job 24 (asv)
And why do not they that know him see his days?
24:2There are that remove the landmarks;
They violently take away flocks, and feed them.
24:3They drive away the ass of the fatherless;
They take the widow's ox for a pledge.
24:4They turn the needy out of the way:
24:5Behold, as wild asses in the desert
24:6They cut their provender in the field;
And they glean the vintage of the wicked.
24:7They lie all night naked without clothing,
And have no covering in the cold.
24:8They are wet with the showers of the mountains,
And embrace the rock for want of a shelter.
24:9There are that pluck the fatherless from the breast,
And take a pledge of the poor;
24:10So that they go about naked without clothing,
And being hungry they carry the sheaves.
They tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.
And the soul of the wounded crieth out:
Yet God regardeth not the folly. \\ \\
24:13These are of them that rebel against the light;
They know not the ways thereof,
Nor abide in the paths thereof.
24:14The murderer riseth with the light;
He killeth the poor and needy;
And in the night he is as a thief.
24:15The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight,
Saying, No eye shall see me:
And he disguiseth his face.
24:16In the dark they dig through houses:
They shut themselves up in the day-time;
They know not the light.
24:17For the morning is to all of them as thick darkness;
For they know the terrors of the thick darkness. \\ \\
24:18Swiftly they pass away upon the face of the waters;
Their portion is cursed in the earth:
They turn not into the way of the vineyards.
24:19Drought and heat consume the snow waters:
So doth Sheol those that have sinned.
24:20The womb shall forget him;
The worm shall feed sweetly on him;
He shall be no more remembered;
And unrighteousness shall be broken as a tree.
24:21He devoureth the barren that beareth not,
24:22Yet God preserveth the mighty by his power:
He riseth up that hath no assurance of life.
24:23God giveth them to be in security, and they rest thereon;
And his eyes are upon their ways.
24:24They are exalted; yet a little while, and they are gone;
Yea, they are brought low, they are taken out of the way as all others,
And are cut off as the tops of the ears of grain.
24:25And if it be not so now, who will prove me a liar,
And make my speech nothing worth?