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Job 21

NIV 1 Then Job replied: NIV 1 Then Job replied: NIV 2 "Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you give me. NIV 2 "Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you give me. NIV 3 Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on. NIV 3 Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on. NIV 4 "Is my complaint directed to man? Why should I not be impatient? NIV 4 "Is my complaint directed to man? Why should I not be impatient? NIV 5 Look at me and be astonished; clap your hand over your mouth. NIV 5 Look at me and be astonished; clap your hand over your mouth. NIV 6 When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body. NIV 6 When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body. NIV 7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? NIV 7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? NIV 8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes. NIV 8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes. NIV 9 Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not upon them. NIV 9 Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not upon them. NIV 10 Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry. NIV 10 Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry. NIV 11 They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about. NIV 11 They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about. NIV 12 They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute. NIV 12 They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute. NIV 13 They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace. NIV 13 They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace. NIV 14 Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways. NIV 14 Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways. NIV 15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?' NIV 15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?' NIV 16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. NIV 16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. 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? 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? NIV 18 How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale? NIV 18 How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale? 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! 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! NIV 20 Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty. NIV 20 Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty. NIV 21 For what does he care about the family he leaves behind when his allotted months come to an end? NIV 21 For what does he care about the family he leaves behind when his allotted months come to an end? NIV 22 "Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest? NIV 22 "Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest? NIV 23 One man dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, NIV 23 One man dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, NIV 24 his body well nourished, his bones rich with marrow. NIV 24 his body well nourished, his bones rich with marrow. NIV 25 Another man dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. NIV 25 Another man dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. NIV 26 Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both. NIV 26 Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both. NIV 27 "I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me. NIV 27 "I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me. NIV 28 You say, 'Where now is the great man's house, the tents where wicked men lived?' NIV 28 You say, 'Where now is the great man's house, the tents where wicked men lived?' NIV 29 Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts-- NIV 29 Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts-- NIV 30 that the evil man is spared from the day of calamity, that he is delivered from the day of wrath? NIV 30 that the evil man is spared from the day of calamity, that he is delivered from the day of wrath? NIV 31 Who denounces his conduct to his face? Who repays him for what he has done? NIV 31 Who denounces his conduct to his face? Who repays him for what he has done? NIV 32 He is carried to the grave, and watch is kept over his tomb. NIV 32 He is carried to the grave, and watch is kept over his tomb. NIV 33 The soil in the valley is sweet to him; all men follow after him, and a countless throng goes before him. NIV 33 The soil in the valley is sweet to him; all men follow after him, and a countless throng goes before him. NIV 34 "So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!" NIV 34 "So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!"