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Job 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?


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