1: Why are times not laid up by the Almighty? And why do not they that know him see his days? 2: There are that remove the landmarks; They violently take away flocks, and feed them. 3: They drive away the ass of the fatherless; They take the widow's ox for a pledge. 4: They turn the needy out of the way: The poor of the earth all hide themselves. 5: Behold, as wild asses in the desert They go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food; The wilderness [yieldeth] them bread for their children. 6: They cut their provender in the field; And they glean the vintage of the wicked. 7: They lie all night naked without clothing, And have no covering in the cold. 8: They are wet with the showers of the mountains, And embrace the rock for want of a shelter. 9: There are that pluck the fatherless from the breast, And take a pledge of the poor; 10: [So that] they go about naked without clothing, And being hungry they carry the sheaves. 11: They make oil within the walls of these men; They tread [their] winepresses, and suffer thirst. 12: From out of the populous city men groan, And the soul of the wounded crieth out: Yet God regardeth not the folly. 13: These are of them that rebel against the light; They know not the ways thereof, Nor abide in the paths thereof. 14: The murderer riseth with the light; He killeth the poor and needy; And in the night he is as a thief. 15: The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, Saying, No eye shall see me: And he disguiseth his face. 16: In the dark they dig through houses: They shut themselves up in the day-time; They know not the light. 17: For the morning is to all of them as thick darkness; For they know the terrors of the thick darkness. 18: Swiftly they [pass away] upon the face of the waters; Their portion is cursed in the earth: They turn not into the way of the vineyards. 19: Drought and heat consume the snow waters: [So doth] Sheol [those that] have sinned. 20: The womb shall forget him; The worm shall feed sweetly on him; He shall be no more remembered; And unrighteousness shall be broken as a tree. 21: He devoureth the barren that beareth not, And doeth not good to the widow. 22: Yet [God] preserveth the mighty by his power: He riseth up that hath no assurance of life. 23: [God] giveth them to be in security, and they rest thereon; And his eyes are upon their ways. 24: They are exalted; yet a little while, and they are gone; Yea, they are brought low, they are taken out of the way as all others, And are cut off as the tops of the ears of grain. 25: And if it be not so now, who will prove me a liar, And make my speech nothing worth?