Why do those who know him not see his day?*
3 They drive away the donkey of fatherless children
They seek food in the desert for their children.
8 They are drenched by the mountain rains;
They cling to the rocks for lack of shelter.
And the garments of the poor are taken as security for a loan,+
10 Forcing them to go about naked, without clothing,
And hungry, as they carry the sheaves of grain.
They tread the winepresses, yet they go thirsty.+
12 The dying keep groaning in the city;
But God does not regard this as improper.*
They do not recognize its ways,
And they do not follow its paths.
14 The murderer rises at daybreak;
He slays the helpless and the poor,+
While at night he engages in theft.
And he covers his face.
They are strangers to the light.+
17 For morning is the same as deep darkness for them;
They are familiar with the terrors of deep darkness.
Their portion of the land will be cursed.+
They will not return to their vineyards.
He will be remembered no more.+
And unrighteousness will be broken just like a tree.
21 He preys on the barren woman,
And mistreats the widow.
Though they may rise up, they have no assurance of life.
They are brought low+ and gathered like everyone else;
They are cut off like heads of grain.
25 Now who can prove me a liar
Or refute my word?”