Job 21:1-9 NIV

Job

1 Then Job replied:

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      2 "Listen carefully to my words;1 let this be the consolation you give me.2

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          3 Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on.3

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          4 "Is my complaint4 directed to man? Why should I not be impatient?5

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          5 Look at me and be astonished; clap your hand over your mouth.6

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          6 When I think about this, I am terrified;7 trembling seizes my body.8

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          7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?9

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          8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes.10

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          9 Their homes are safe and free from fear;11 the rod of God is not upon them.12

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