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Chapter
Job 21

Book of Job - Chapter 21

Job 21:1

But Job answered and said,

Job 21:2

Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.

Job 21:3

Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

Job 21:4

As for me, [is] my complaint to man? and if [it were so], why should not my spirit be troubled?

Job 21:5

Mark me, and be astonished, and lay [your] hand upon [your] mouth.

Job 21:6

Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.

Job 21:7

Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

Job 21:8

Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

Job 21:9

Their houses [are] safe from fear, neither [is] the rod of God upon them.

Job 21:10

Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

Job 21:11

They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Job 21:12

They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

Job 21:13

They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

Job 21:14

Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

Job 21:15

What [is] the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

Job 21:16

Lo, their good [is] not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Job 21:17

How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and [how oft] cometh their destruction upon them! [God] distributeth sorrows in his anger.

Job 21:18

They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

Job 21:19

God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know [it].

Job 21:20

His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

Job 21:21

For what pleasure [hath] he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

Job 21:22

Shall [any] teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.

Job 21:23

One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

Job 21:24

His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.

Job 21:25

And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.

Job 21:26

They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

Job 21:27

Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices [which] ye wrongfully imagine against me.

Job 21:28

For ye say, Where [is] the house of the prince? and where [are] the dwelling places of the wicked?

Job 21:29

Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,

Job 21:30

That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

Job 21:31

Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him [what] he hath done?

Job 21:32

Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.

Job 21:33

The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as [there are] innumerable before him.

Job 21:34

How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?