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24 “Since atimes are not hidden from the Almighty,
Why do those who know Him see not His bdays?
2 “Some remove clandmarks;
They seize flocks violently and feed on them;
They dtake the widow’s ox as a pledge.
All the epoor of the land are forced to hide.
They go out to their work, searching for food.
The wilderness yields food for them and for their children.
And glean in the vineyard of the wicked.
7 They fspend the night naked, without clothing,
And have no covering in the cold.
And ghuddle around the rock for want of shelter.
And take a pledge from the poor.
10 They cause the poor to go naked, without hclothing;
And they take away the sheaves from the hungry.
And tread winepresses, yet suffer thirst.
And the souls of the wounded cry out;
Yet God does not charge them with wrong.
They do not know its ways
Nor abide in its paths.
14 iThe murderer rises with the light;
He kills the poor and needy;
And in the night he is like a thief.
15 jThe eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight,
kSaying, ‘No eye will see me’;
And he 1disguises his face.
Which they marked for themselves in the daytime;
lThey do not know the light.
If someone recognizes them,
They are in the terrors of the shadow of death.
Their portion should be cursed in the earth,
So that no one would turn into the way of their vineyards.
19 As drought and heat 2consume the snow waters,
So 3the grave consumes those who have sinned.
The worm should feed sweetly on him;
mHe should be remembered no more,
And wickedness should be broken like a tree.
21 For he 4preys on the barren who do not bear,
And does no good for the widow.
He rises up, but no man is sure of life.
Yet nHis eyes are on their ways.
Then they are gone.
They are brought low;
They are 5taken out of the way like all others;
They dry out like the heads of grain.
And make my speech worth nothing?”
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