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Job 21:11-21 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about. 11 They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about.
12 They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute. 12 They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute.
13 They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace. 13 They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace.
14 Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways. 14 Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways.
15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?' 15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?'
16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. 16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked.
17 "Yet how often is the lamp of the wicked snuffed out? How often does calamity come upon them, the fate God allots in his anger? 17 "Yet how often is the lamp of the wicked snuffed out? How often does calamity come upon them, the fate God allots in his anger?
18 How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale? 18 How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale?
19 [It is said, ] 'God stores up a man's punishment for his sons.' Let him repay the man himself, so that he will know it! 19 [It is said, ] 'God stores up a man's punishment for his sons.' Let him repay the man himself, so that he will know it!
20 Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty. 20 Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
21 For what does he care about the family he leaves behind when his allotted months come to an end? 21 For what does he care about the family he leaves behind when his allotted months come to an end?