12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.
12 The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help. But God charges no one with wrongdoing.
12 From out of the city the dying groan, and the soul of the wounded cries for help; yet God charges no one with wrong.
12 People are dying right and left, groaning in torment. The wretched cry out for help and God does nothing, acts like nothing's wrong!
12 The dying groan in the city, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not charge them with wrong.
12 The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the wounded cry for help, yet God ignores their moaning.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 24:12
Commentary on Job 24:1-12
(Read Job 24:1-12)
Job discourses further about the prosperity of the wicked. That many live at ease who are ungodly and profane, he had showed, ch. xxi. Here he shows that many who live in open defiance of all the laws of justice, succeed in wicked practices; and we do not see them reckoned with in this world. He notices those that do wrong under pretence of law and authority; and robbers, those that do wrong by force. He says, "God layeth not folly to them;" that is, he does not at once send his judgments, nor make them examples, and so manifest their folly to all the world. But he that gets riches, and not by right, at his end shall be a fool, Jeremiah 17:11.