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

     (a) Thus Job speaks in his passions, and after the
         judgment of the flesh: that is, that he does not see
         the things that are done at times, nor yet has a
         peculiar care over all, because he does not punish the
         wicked or avenge the godly.
     (b) When he punishes the wicked and rewards the good.

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

     (c) And for cruelty and oppression dare not show their

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

     (d) That is, spares diligence.
     (e) He and his live by robbing and murdering.

Job 24:6
24:6 They reap [every one] {f} his corn in the field: and they
     gather the {g} vintage of the wicked.

     (f) Meaning the poor man's.
     (g) Signifying that one wicked man will not spoil another,
         but for necessity.

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

     (h) The poor are driven by the wicked into the rock and
         holes where they cannot lie dry for the rain.

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

     (i) That is, they so pillage and plunder the poor widow
         that she cannot sustain herself that she may be able to
         nurse her baby.

Job 24:11
24:11 [Which] make oil {l} within their walls, [and] tread
      [their] winepresses, and suffer thirst.

      (l) In such places which are appointed for that purpose;
          meaning, that those who labour for the wicked, are
          pined for hunger.

Job 24:12
24:12 Men {m} groan from out of the city, and the soul of the
      wounded crieth out: yet God {n} layeth not folly [to

      (m) For the great oppression and extortion.
      (n) Cry out and call for vengeance.

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

      (p) That is, God's word, because they are reproved by it.

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

      (q) By these particular vices and the licence of it, he
          would prove that God did not punish the wicked and
          reward the just.

Job 24:18
24:18 He [is] swift as the {r} waters; their {s} portion is
      cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the

      (r) He flees to the waters for his succour.
      (s) They think that all the world is bent against them and
          dare not go by the highway.

Job 24:19
24:19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: [so doth] the
      grave [those which] {t} have sinned.

      (t) As the dry ground is never full with waters, so will
          they never cease sinning till they come to the grave.

Job 24:20
24:20 {u} 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.

      (u) Though God tolerates the wicked for a time, yet their
          end will be vile destruction, and in this point Job
          commits to himself and shows his confidence.

Job 24:21
24:21 He {x} evil entreateth the barren [that] beareth not: and
      doeth not good to the widow.

      (x) He shows why the wicked will not be lamented, because
          he did not pity others.

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

      (y) He declares that after the wicked have destroyed the
          weakest, they will do the same to the stranger, and
          therefore are justly punished by God's judgments.

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

      (z) That is, contrary to your reasoning no man can give
          perfect reasons for God's judgments, let me be

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