Job 21:2-12 NIV

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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      10 Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry.13

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      11 They send forth their children as a flock;14 their little ones dance about.

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      12 They sing to the music of tambourine and harp;15 they make merry to the sound of the flute.16

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