24 “How comes it times are not reserved by Shaddai
and those who know him do not behold his days?
3 Drive off orphans’ donkeys,
take a widow’s cow and hold it as a pawn,
4 Force needy men off the road;
earth’s downtrodden go into hiding together.
in their activities in quest of anything that can be eaten;
he has desert wastes as food for the boys.
6 On the range they make a harvest of its cattle-feed,
they go through a wicked man’s vineyard for belated grapes.
7 They pass the night naked for want of clothing
and coverless in the cold.
8 They are wet with mountain rainstorms
and hug rocks for lack of shelter.
and souls of men mortally wounded shriek.
And God does not find any fault.
13 Those are rebels against light,
do not recognize its routes
nor settle in its paths.
kills a downtrodden and needy man;
and in the night a thief goes about.
15 And an adulterer’s eye watches for dusk,
thinking ‘No eye will espy me,’
and he muffles up his face.
By day they shut themselves in;
they make no acquaintance with light;
their share in the land shall be cursed;
a treader shall not turn to their vineyard.
his loftiness will not go on to be remembered,
and foul play breaks like a piece of wood.
23 He grants him to have confidence and reliance,
and his eyes are on their courses.
and they are laid low, collapse like alkali-sorrel,
and are cut down like heads of grain.
25 If not, then, who will show me up as a liar
and reduce my claims to nothing?”