Job 24:1-13 “Yet God Layeth Not Folly To Them”

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Job 24:1-13 Yet God Layeth Not Folly To Them

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

Job 24:2 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job 24:11 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

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

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

Introduction

Eliphaz has finished speaking to Job. He is convinced that Job is a very evil man who has been hiding his sins from the whole world, but could not hide them from God. Eliphaz is so certain of Job’s wickedness that he was willing to accuse Job of specific sins for which he had no witnesses. Eliphaz had urged Job to “acquaint thyself with God”:

Job 22:21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

Job 22:22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

Job 22:23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

In our last study Job confessed that it was true; he did not know where God dwelt, nor did he know what would be God’s words:

Job 23:3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

Job 23:4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

Job 23:5 I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

Job is us when we are come to our wits’ end. He is very honest when he confesses that he realizes that God is completely sovereign and does “what His soul desires”. He admits that everything that has happened to him is “the thing that is appointed for me” and that it is all being “performed” by God Himself. God is dealing with him in a way he does not understand and in a way that strikes fear within him:

Job 23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

Job 23:14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.

Job 23:15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

Job 23:16 For God maketh my heart soft, [ Hebrew, fainthearted] and the Almighty troubleth me:

Job 23:17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.

The one thing Job does know is that God is sovereign and is working all the evil Job is experiencing. What puzzles him to no end is why God is placing so many stripes upon him while blessing all the wicked around him.

For this reason he questions his Creator:

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

The Hebrew here translated “times” is the Hebrew word ‘eth’, and it denotes ‘set times’ in the sense in which it is used in these two verses where this word first appears in the Old Testament:

Gen 18:10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time [ Hebrew, eth] of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

Gen 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time [ Hebrew, eth] of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

A man who acknowledges the total sovereignty of God has no doubt that God has prearranged all things and that all times are really ‘set times’ which must come to be just as they were “written” beforehand.

Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.

The one thing Job and his friends agree on is the fact that God has set times for every thing that happens, past, present and future.

Ecc 3:14 I know, that, whatsoever God doeth, the same, shall be age- abiding, unto it, there is nothing to add, and, from it, there is nothing to take away,—and, God, hath done it, that men should stand in awe before him.

Ecc 3:15 That which was, already, had been, and, that which shall be, already, shall have been,—but, God, seeketh that which hath been chased away.

Mat 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

Mat 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Act 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

Act 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

Act 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world [ Greek, aion].

“Why … Do they that know Him not see His days?” This is what stumps Job. “They that know Him” are His elect. ‘Why do not His elect see the days of His vengeance upon the wicked?’

“His days” are “the days of the Son of Man”.

Luk 17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

“The day of the Son of Man” is the day of judgment:

Zec 9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.

Luk 17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

When we put all three verses together in Luk 17, we can see that God is able to bring us to want His judgment in our lives. Let’s read those three verses all together:

Luk 17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

Luk 17:23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

Luk 17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

‘Why do those that know Him not see… the days of the son of man?’

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

The answer is that “not see[ ing] His days” is one of those “[ set] times [ which] is not hidden from the Almighty” which has been predestined for all of us to “desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man and we will not see it”, until “the lightning that lightens out of one part under the heaven, shines unto the other part under the heaven”, comes to judge us, and then we will see our own day of judgment, as it first begins at the house of God:

1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment the [“day… of the Son of Man”] must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

But Job is the Old Testament type of us before we know any of this. At this point in our walk it appears to us all that God is coming down hard on us for seemingly insignificant sins, while blessing our very enemies.

So Job continues making this very point as he questions his Creator’s ways and why His own God is blessing his persecutors who are no better than he, and very possibly worse than he, though Job does not make the mistake Eliphaz made of making specific accusations against Eliphaz, Bildad or Zophar:

Job 24:2 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.

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

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

These are literally the methods employed by those who are rich in this world. To all of us when we are in this state of mind, nothing is more important than ‘the deal’ and the success of that deal. Job is as much as telling his accusers that they need to get the beam out of their own eyes before concerning themselves with the tiny mote in his eye, even though God’s wrath upon him is a fact which he indeed finds hard to explain. He simply cannot give up on his own integrity.

Job 27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.

Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

But how do we spiritually “remove the landmarks” and commit all these other sins against our brothers and sisters?

When we spiritually “take away the landmarks” we do so with false doctrines and lies against and about the word of God and the character of God. When we “believe a lie” we are “damned”, but, just like Job, we certainly do not think at that time that we are in bondage to sin or that we believe any lies:

2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

2Co 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

This is us while we believe the lies of Babylon.

2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

If we are telling others that they cannot “know the Truth”, we are in effect telling them they cannot know Christ, who is the Truth.

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

No man can “go in and possess the land” “but by Christ, “the Truth”, because we, with our lies and false doctrines, have confused and obfuscated what is that “land”. ‘The land’ spiritually is “Christ in you, the hope of glory”. It is our bodies which are first full of giants and principalities, which hate the laws of God. By removing the landmarks we have actually told ourselves and those in our charge that it is impossible for anyone to know for certain what is the Truth, and if anyone claims to “know the Truth”, that person is arrogant and full of himself. Yet Christ tells us:

Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free [ of the giants, principalities within the land].

What is the answer to all of this from those who “take away the landmarks”?

Joh 8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

Joh 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

When we deny that we can “know the Truth”, we are also saying that we cannot know Christ’s doctrine. But what do the scriptures teach:

Joh 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

Joh 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine [ Greek didache – instruction, teaching], whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Joh 7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

Mar 4:2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

It is those who are “do[ ing] God’s will” who will “know the doctrine, whether it be of God…” ‘Taking away the landmarks’ keeps us from being capable of “trying the spirits” and knowing what is taught in God’s word. When we do not know our spiritual boundaries and do not believe that Christ, the Truth can live His life within us, we have moved the landmarks which tell us where the old man ends and where the new man begins, and we deny that we are in bondage to the lies we believe.

So is it really possible to “know the doctrine”? Is it really even possible to “try the spirits to… know… whether they are of God”? Job in type and shadow, and Christ in spiritual reality, both think this is a question which is a matter of life and death. So what is Christ’s doctrine concerning whether you and I can “know [ His] doctrine, whether it is of God”? How can that possibly be done? Here, and here alone, is how we can “know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error”:

1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit [ teaching, doctrine], but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets [ bringing false doctrines] are gone out into the world.

1Jn 4:5 They [ who will not try the spirits] are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

1Jn 4:6 We [ who try every doctrine to see whether it is of God] are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Jer 23:26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

Eze 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

Eze 14:10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;

We have all been guilty of believing the lies of false prophets.

Jer 23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.

“They shall not profit this people at all”, but they surely do profit themselves by both spiritually and metaphorically “… tak[ ing] away flocks, and feeding [ themselves] thereof. They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow’s ox for a pledge. They turn the needy out of the way”, and when we do these things we will be judged by these fiery words:

Deu 19:14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour’s landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

Deu 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour’s landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Deu 24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:

When we are spiritually “taking away flocks”, we are doing nothing more than “drawing away disciples after [ ourselves]” while we are in the clutches of the doctrines of Babylon.

Act 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

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

Our time spent in Babylon is our time as a “wild beast… in the… wilderness”, and it certainly does “yield food for” us while we are yet there either feeding ourselves from the flock or being ‘sheared’ by our leaders.

Job 11:12 For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass’s colt.

Here is King David’s commentary on why men are like “wild asses in the desert”:

Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Our mother is also likened unto a wild ass in her month, and is known for her fornication as told by the prophet Jeremiah:

Jer 2:23 How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

Jer 2:24 A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.

Jer 2:25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.

We have a verse of scripture which tells us that it is God Himself who has made it thus. It is God Himself who poses this question to Job:

Job 39:5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass? [ The answer of course being God.]

But God has not yet spoken those words to Job, so Job, typifying each of us at our own appointed time, continues describing himself, even as he thinks he is describing his friends and self- righteously excludes himself:

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

Remembering that Christ interprets “the field [ as] the world”; we too, reap the vintage of the wicked when we sow to this world.

Mat 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

Mat 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

What we all first reap is “the vintage of the wicked”, and as the tares which are “the children of the wicked”, the children who are the fruit of our “old man”, it is our own “old man”, with all of his false doctrines and lies, who is “gathered together first… in bundles to be burned”.

Job’s whole experience explains to us this “parable of the tares of the field”. Job’s old man, as the type of our old man, is being “burned… first”, and as such we and he will also be the first to inherit the inward kingdom of God, which is the very subject of all of Christ’s words.

Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them[ the multitudes of Christians] in parables?

Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

So Job represents us as the tares are gathered first to be burned by means of this long drawn out trial of Job, which typifies our own long drawn out trials which burn out the wood, hay, and stubble and tares which are the lives of our own “old man… the first man Adam”.

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

We do not at first recognize that it is we who “cause the naked to lodge without clothing,” contrary to the common decency and contrary to the law of God:

Deu 24:12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:

Deu 24:13 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.

The raiment of God’s elect is their righteousness which they receive from God. When we take away a man’s raiment, we are in effect taking away the words of the knowledge of Christ and His Father from our friends and family. Here is what we deprive our brothers and sisters of when we ‘take their raiment for a pledge’.

Rev 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Rev 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

Rev 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Here now is yet another type of “the Word”, and the doctrine of Christ.

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

“The showers of the mountains”, like the fire of God’s Word, have both a positive and a negative application in scripture. In one application, God withholds his soothing, life- giving showers, when we are being shown ourselves as an unfaithful wife.

Jer 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore’s forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.

Under the proper circumstances these same showers, as a type of the Word of God, are refreshingly cooling and produce much needed growth. We are told:

Mat 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain [ His Word. His doctrine] on the just and on the unjust.

Deu 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

Eze 34:26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.

But when those rains fall upon us when we are unjust because of the lies we believe, they seem very cold to us and we are, in time, forced to flee to “and embrace the rock for want of shelter.”

What is “the rock” which we are compelled to “embrace for… shelter”?

Deu 32:18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.

Deu 32:34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

Deu 32:35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their [ our] foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their [ Job’s and our] calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

Deu 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.

Deu 32:37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,

Psa 31:2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

1Co 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock [ Greek- petra] that followed them: and that Rock [ Greek- petra] was Christ.

Christ is the only Rock upon which He has built His church. Peter is a petros, a mere pebble, but “upon this petra”, Christ, a massive boulder, a worthy foundation, Christ is building His own church, both corporately and within us.

Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter [ Greek, petros – a piece of a rock], and upon this rock [ Greek, petra – a massive rock] I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

We all have a piece of Christ within us, if indeed he is there. But His church is not built upon His pieces, rather His pieces are built upon Him.

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

“They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.” We are encouraged to “desire the sincere milk of the word that you may grow thereby”.

1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

It is in this immature, newborn babe, still on the breast, stage of our walk that Babylon will always catch us and turn us from that “sincere milk” and make us into their own image.

When we “compass land as sea to make one [ infant] convert” to our own Babylonian doctrines, we have fulfilled the words of this 9th verse of Job 24.

Mat 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! [ self- righteous Job within you and me] for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

Job is pointing his finger, as a type of us, totally unaware of the personal application of his own words.

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

“They” are you and me while we are slaves to our old man and all of his false, Babylonian doctrines, which rob us of any spiritual clothing or spiritual nourishment.

Job 24:11 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

The word ‘Which’, refers to “the fatherless… and poor” of verse 9:

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

Babylon is our old man in his mature, full- blown state. It is in this position and in this spiritual condition that we shear the sheep and are sheared of our master, our own old, first man Adam. We are his slave and we tread his winepresses, and do His bidding, and we suffer thirst and are never satisfied, and we never come to know or find the peace of mind we are always seeking.

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

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

“The city” out of which “men groan” spiritually is “that great city [ within us] where the two witnesses are slain and “where also our Lord was crucified”.

Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

That “city” spiritually is also called “Babylon the Great” which is within us all and which prospers within us until the day we are dragged out of that city just as Lot and His family were dragged out of the doomed city of literal Sodom. “God lays not folly to them”, and we are “them”… they… rebel against the light… nor abide in the paths” of light.

Job sees clearly that God is not immediately rewarding the wicked or the righteous according to their works. But he does not know why that is so. Just like Job, we are able to see all of this in others long before we come to see that it was our own old man who was blessed and prospered by God in his iniquities and in his own rebellious sins for so long. It was you and me who were all along “rebelling against the light” which was shining in on our own self- righteousness. Job as the Old Testament type and shadow of who we all first are, does not know the ways of God, and does not yet abide in the realization that he has no integrity or righteousness in and of himself, and yet God went for many years and “layed not folly to [ him, the type of me and you].” This is the conundrum and the mystery of the kingdom of God, with which Job is struggling, while he is still part of the multitudes who cannot understand those mysteries (Mat 13:10-11).

Next week, if the Lord wills we will continue with Job’s demonstration of his frustration with his inability to understand the principles revealed in the parable of the tares of the field.

Here are our verses for our next study:

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

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

Job 24:16 In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

Job 24:17 For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.

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

Job 24:19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.

Job 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.

Job 24:21 He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.

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

Job 24:23 Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.

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

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

 

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