24 “Why does the Almighty not set times(A) for judgment?(B)
    Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?(C)

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

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12 The groans of the dying rise from the city,
    and the souls of the wounded cry out for help.(A)
    But God charges no one with wrongdoing.(B)

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12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.

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They shoot from ambush at the innocent;(A)
    they shoot suddenly, without fear.(B)

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That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

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Why do you make me look at injustice?
    Why do you tolerate(A) wrongdoing?(B)
Destruction and violence(C) are before me;
    there is strife,(D) and conflict abounds.

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Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

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These have come so that the proven genuineness(A) of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire(B)—may result in praise, glory and honor(C) when Jesus Christ is revealed.(D)

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That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

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