The Reproach of the Needy - Job 24

Job 24:1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the  Almighty, do they that know him not see his days? 

Job 24:2  Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away  flocks, and feed thereof. 

Job 24:3 They drive away the ass  of the fatherless, they take the widow’s ox for a pledge.  

Job 24:4 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the  earth hide themselves together. 


Job 24:5 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. 

Job 24:6 They reap every one his  corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.  

Job 24:7 They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that  they have no covering in the cold. 

Job 24:8 They are wet  with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock  for want of a shelter. 

Job 24:9 They pluck the fatherless from  the breast, and take a pledge of the poor. 

Job 24:10 They  cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take  away the sheaf from the hungry; 

Job 24:11 Which make  oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and  suffer thirst. 

Job 24:12 Men groan from out of the city, and  the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly  to them. 

Job 24:13 They are of those that rebel against the  light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths  thereof. 

Job 24:14 The murderer rising with the light killeth  the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief. 

Job 24:15  The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying,  No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face. 

Job 24:16 In  the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked  for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.   

Job 24:17 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. 

Job 24:18 He is swift as the waters; their  portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of  the vineyards. 

Job 24:19 Drought and heat consume the snow  waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.  

Job 24:20 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. 

Job 24:21 He evil  entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good  to the widow. 

Job 24:22 He draweth also the mighty with his  power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life. 

Job 24:23  Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he  resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways. 

Job 24:24 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. 

Job 24:25 And if it be not so now,  who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing  worth?  KJV