14 with kings and rulers of the earth,(A)
    who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,(B)

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The tents of marauders are undisturbed,(A)
    and those who provoke God are secure(B)
    those God has in his hand.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Job 12:6 Or those whose god is in their own hand

“Though I cry, ‘Violence!’ I get no response;(A)
    though I call for help,(B) there is no justice.(C)

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Why do the wicked live on,
    growing old and increasing in power?(A)

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23 He may let them rest in a feeling of security,(A)
    but his eyes(B) are on their ways.(C)

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35 (“Oh, that I had someone to hear me!(A)
    I sign now my defense—let the Almighty answer me;
    let my accuser(B) put his indictment in writing.

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15 and further, that his anger never punishes(A)
    and he does not take the least notice of wickedness.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 35:15 Symmachus, Theodotion and Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

12 This is what the wicked are like—
    always free of care,(A) they go on amassing wealth.(B)

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11 When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people’s hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong.

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Jeremiah’s Complaint

12 You are always righteous,(A) Lord,
    when I bring a case(B) before you.
Yet I would speak with you about your justice:(C)
    Why does the way of the wicked prosper?(D)
    Why do all the faithless live at ease?

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He has barred(A) my way with blocks of stone;
    he has made my paths crooked.(B)

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