Parallel Bible results for Job 21

Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha

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Job 21

CEBA 1 Then Job answered: NIV 1 Then Job replied: CEBA 2 Listen carefully to my remarks and let that comfort you. NIV 2 "Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you give me. CEBA 3 Bear with me so I can speak, I myself; and after my reply you can mock. NIV 3 Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on. CEBA 4 Are my complaints against another human; why is my patience short? NIV 4 "Is my complaint directed to man? Why should I not be impatient? CEBA 5 Turn to me and be appalled; lay your hand over your mouth. NIV 5 Look at me and be astonished; clap your hand over your mouth. CEBA 6 If I recall it, I'm scared; shaking seizes my body. NIV 6 When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body. CEBA 7 Why do the wicked live, grow old, and even become strong? NIV 7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? CEBA 8 Their children are always with them, their offspring in their sight, NIV 8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes. CEBA 9 their houses safe from dread, God's punishing stick not upon them. NIV 9 Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not upon them. CEBA 10 Their bull always breeds successfully; their cows give birth and never miscarry. NIV 10 Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry. CEBA 11 They send forth their little ones like sheep; their infants bounce around. NIV 11 They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about. CEBA 12 They raise drum and lyre, rejoice at the sound of a flute. NIV 12 They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute. CEBA 13 They spend their days contentedly, go down to the grave peacefully. NIV 13 They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace. CEBA 14 They say to God, "Turn away from us; we take no pleasure in knowing your ways; NIV 14 Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways. CEBA 15 who is the Almighty that we should serve him, and what can we gain if we meet him?" NIV 15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?' CEBA 16 Look, isn't their well-being the work of their own hands? A sinner's logic is beyond me. NIV 16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. CEBA 17 How often does the lamp of the wicked flicker or disaster come upon them, with its fury inflicting pain on them? NIV 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? CEBA 18 Let them be like straw in the wind, like dry grass stolen by a storm. NIV 18 How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale? CEBA 19 God stores up his punishment for his children. Let him destroy them so they know. NIV 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! CEBA 20 Let their own eyes witness their doom. Let them drink from the Almighty's wrath. NIV 20 Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty. CEBA 21 What do they care about their household after they die, when their numbered days are cut off? NIV 21 For what does he care about the family he leaves behind when his allotted months come to an end? CEBA 22 Will they instruct God— he who judges the most powerful? NIV 22 "Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest? CEBA 23 Someone dies in wonderful health, completely comfortable and well, NIV 23 One man dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, CEBA 24 their buckets full of milk, their bones marrow-filled and sound. NIV 24 his body well nourished, his bones rich with marrow. CEBA 25 Another dies in bitter spirit, never having tasted the good things. NIV 25 Another man dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. CEBA 26 They lie together in the dust and worms cover them. NIV 26 Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both. CEBA 27 Look, I know your thoughts; your plans harm me. NIV 27 "I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me. CEBA 28 You say, "Where is the official's house? Where is the tent, the dwelling of the wicked?" NIV 28 You say, 'Where now is the great man's house, the tents where wicked men lived?' CEBA 29 Haven't you asked travelers or paid attention to their reports? NIV 29 Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts-- CEBA 30 On the day of disaster the wicked are spared; on the day of fury they are rescued. NIV 30 that the evil man is spared from the day of calamity, that he is delivered from the day of wrath? CEBA 31 Who can criticize their behavior to their faces; they act, and who can avenge them? NIV 31 Who denounces his conduct to his face? Who repays him for what he has done? CEBA 32 They are carried to their graves; someone keeps guard over their tombs. NIV 32 He is carried to the grave, and watch is kept over his tomb. CEBA 33 The soil near the desert streambed is sweet to them; everyone marches after them— those before them, beyond counting. NIV 33 The soil in the valley is sweet to him; all men follow after him, and a countless throng goes before him. CEBA 34 How empty is your comfort to me; only deceit remains in your responses. NIV 34 "So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!"