(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.
(c) And for cruelty and oppression dare not show their faces.
(d) That is, spares diligence.
(e) He and his live by robbing and murdering.
(f) Meaning the poor man's.
(g) Signifying that one wicked man will not spoil another, but for necessity.
(h) The poor are driven by the wicked into the rock and holes where they cannot lie dry for the rain.
(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.
(l) In such places which are appointed for that purpose; meaning, that those who labour for the wicked, are pined for hunger.
(m) For the great oppression and extortion.
(n) Cry out and call for vengeance.
(p) That is, God's word, because they are reproved by it.
(q) By these particular vices and the licence of it, he would prove that God did not punish the wicked and reward the just.
(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.
(t) As the dry ground is never full with waters, so will they never cease sinning till they come to the grave.
(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.
(x) He shows why the wicked will not be lamented, because he did not pity others.
(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.
(z) That is, contrary to your reasoning no man can give perfect reasons for God's judgments, let me be reproved.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Job 24". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://pro.studylight.org/
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