Job 24:1
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New International Version
"Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?

King James Bible
Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

Darby Bible Translation
Why are not times treasured up with the Almighty? why do not they that know him see his days?

World English Bible
"Why aren't times laid up by the Almighty? Why don't those who know him see his days?

Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore from the Mighty One Times have not been hidden, And those knowing Him have not seen His days.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty - Mr. Good translates: "Wherefore are not doomsdays kept by the Almighty, so that his offenders may eye their periods?" Doomsdays are here used in the same sense as term times; and the wish is, that God would appoint such times that the falsely accused might look forward to them with comfort; knowing that, on their arrival, they should have a fair hearing, and their innocence be publicly declared; and their detractors, and the unjust in general, meet with their deserts. But God reserves the knowledge of these things to himself. "The holy patriarch," says Mr. Good, "has uniformly admitted that in the aggregate scale of Providence the just are rewarded and the wicked punished for their respective deeds, in some period or other of their lives. But he has contended in various places, and especially in Job 21:7-13, that the exceptions to this general rule are numerous: so numerous, as to be sufficient to render the whole scheme of providential interposition perfectly mysterious and incomprehensible, Job 23:8-12; so in the passage before us: if the retribution ye speak of be universal, and which I am ready to admit to a certain extent to be true and unquestionable, I not only ask, Why do the just ever suffer in the midst of their righteousness? but, Why do not the wicked see such retribution displayed before their eyes by stated judgments, so that they may at one and the same time know and tremble?"

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

seeing

Psalm 31:15 My times are in your hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Ecclesiastes 3:17 I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Ecclesiastes 8:6,7 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great on him...

Ecclesiastes 9:11,12 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise...

Isaiah 60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

Daniel 2:21 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise...

Luke 21:22-24 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled...

Acts 1:7 And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.

Acts 17:26 And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed...

1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that I write to you.

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits...

1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not...

2 Peter 3:7,8 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store...

they that know

Psalm 9:10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.

Psalm 36:10 O continue your loving kindness to them that know you; and your righteousness to the upright in heart.

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

not see

Genesis 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights...

Genesis 18:17,20,21 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do...

Psalm 73:16-19 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me...

Jeremiah 12:1-3 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper...

Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage...

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation...

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Whether the Husband Can on his Own Judgment Put Away his Wife on Account of Fornication?
Objection 1: It would seem that the husband can on his own judgment put away his wife on account of fornication. For when sentence has been pronounced by the judge, it is lawful to carry it out without any further judgment. But God, the just Judge, has pronounced this judgment, that a husband may put his wife away on account of fornication. Therefore no further judgment is required for this. Objection 2: Further, it is stated (Mat. 1:19) that Joseph . . . being a just man . . . "was minded to put"
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members of the Household?
Objection 1: It would seem that the Old Law set forth unsuitable precepts about the members of the household. For a slave "is in every respect his master's property," as the Philosopher states (Polit. i, 2). But that which is a man's property should be his always. Therefore it was unfitting for the Law to command (Ex. 21:2) that slaves should "go out free" in the seventh year. Objection 2: Further, a slave is his master's property, just as an animal, e.g. an ass or an ox. But it is commanded (Dt.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Acts 1:7
He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.

Job 15:20
All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless man through all the years stored up for him.

Psalm 31:15
My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.

Isaiah 2:12
The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled),

Jeremiah 46:10
But that day belongs to the Lord, the LORD Almighty-- a day of vengeance, for vengeance on his foes. The sword will devour till it is satisfied, till it has quenched its thirst with blood. For the Lord, the LORD Almighty, will offer sacrifice in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.

Obadiah 1:15
"The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.

Zephaniah 1:7
Be silent before the Sovereign LORD, for the day of the LORD is near. The LORD has prepared a sacrifice; he has consecrated those he has invited.

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