“Why are times not kept by the Almighty Shaddai?
Why do those who know him never see his days?
The wicked remove landmarks.
They seize flocks and pasture them.
They drive away the donkey of the orphan.
They take the widow’s ox for a pledge.
They thrust the needy off the road.
The poor of the earth all hide themselves.
Like wild asses in the desert
They go out to their toil.
They scavenge in the wasteland food for their young.
They reap in a field not their own.
They glean in the vineyard of the wicked.
They lie all night naked,
They have no covering in the cold.
They are wet with the rain of the mountains.
They cling to the rock for want of shelter.”
Job seemed to imply that God was too busy to care about the poor. Job contrasted the ways of the rich and the poor. The day of the Lord never seemed to come. Instead the wicked remove landmarks or steal land, steal flocks, drive away with donkeys and oxen. They were stealing property from others. The poor are sent into hiding. They have to scavenge for their children’s food, work in other people’s fields, and glean or pick up the left over harvest items in the vineyard. They have no clothing to protect them from the cold and the wet. Their housing was rocks and caves.