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

24:2 {Some} remove the landmarks: they violently take away flocks, and {their} feed.
24:2 {Some} remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and their feed.

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

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

24:5 Behold, {as} wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness {yieldeth} food for them {and} for {their} children.
24:5 Behold, {as} wild donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work; rising early for a prey: the wilderness {yieldeth} food for them {and} for {their} children.

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

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

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

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

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

24:11 {Who} make oil within their walls, {and} tread {their} wine-presses, and suffer thirst.
24:11 {Who} make oil within their walls, {and} tread {their} winepresses, and suffer thirst.

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

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

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

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

24:16 In the dark they dig through houses, {which} they had marked for themselves in the day-time: they know not the light.
24:16 In the dark they dig through houses, {which} they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

24:17 For the morning {is} to them even as the shades of death: if {one} knoweth {them}, {they are in} the terrors of the shades of death.
24:17 For the morning {is} to them even as the shadow of death: if {one} knoweth {them, they are in} the terrors of the shadow of death.

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

24:19 Drouth and heat consume the snow-waters: {so doth} the grave {those who} have sinned.
24:19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: {so doth} the grave {those who} have sinned.

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.
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.

24:21 He oppresseth the barren {that} beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.
24:21 He wrongeth the barren {that} beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.

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

24:23 {Though} it is given him {to be} in safety, on which he resteth; yet his eyes {are} upon their ways.
24:23 {Though} it is given him {to be} in safety, on which he resteth; yet his eyes {are} upon their ways.

24:24 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all {others}, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.
24:24 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all {others}, and cut off as the tops of the heads of grain.

24:25 And if {it is} not {so} now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech of no worth?
24:25 And if {it is} not {so} now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech of no worth?