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1 Why, seeing times are not
hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?
2 Some remove the landmarks; they
violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.
3 They drive away the ass of the
fatherless, they take the widow’s ox for a pledge.
4 They turn the needy out of the way: the
poor of the earth hide themselves together.
5 Behold, as wild asses in the
desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth
food for them and for their children.
6 They reap every one his corn in
the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.
7 They cause the naked to lodge without
clothing, that they have no covering in the cold.
8 They are wet with the showers of the
mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.
9 They pluck the fatherless from the
breast, and take a pledge of the poor.
10 They cause him to go naked
without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;
11 Which make oil within their
walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.
12 Men groan from out of the city, and the
soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.
13 They are of those that
rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths
14 The murderer rising with the light
killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth
for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.
16 In the dark they dig through houses, which
they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
17 For the morning is to them even
as the shadow of death: if one know them, they are in the terrors
of the shadow of death.
18 He is swift as the waters; their
portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.
19 Drought and heat consume the snow
waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.
20 The womb shall forget him; the worm
shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall
be broken as a tree.
21 He evil entreateth the barren that
beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.
22 He draweth also the mighty with his
power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.
23 Though it be given him to be
in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.
24 They are exalted for a little while,
but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other,
and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.
25 And if it be not so now,
who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?
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