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The Apparent Indifference of God

24 “Why are times not appointed by[a] the Almighty?[b]
Why do those who know him not see his days?

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  1. Job 24:1 tn The preposition מִן (min) is used to express the cause (see GKC 389 §121.f).
  2. Job 24:1 tc The LXX reads “Why are times hidden from the Almighty?” as if to say that God is not interested in the events on the earth. The MT reading is saying that God fails to set the times for judgment and vindication and makes good sense as it stands.