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Job 21

NRS 1 Then Job answered: NIV 1 Then Job replied: NRS 2 "Listen carefully to my words, and let this be your consolation. NIV 2 "Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you give me. NRS 3 Bear with me, and I will speak; then after I have spoken, mock on. NIV 3 Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on. NRS 4 As for me, is my complaint addressed to mortals? Why should I not be impatient? NIV 4 "Is my complaint directed to man? Why should I not be impatient? NRS 5 Look at me, and be appalled, and lay your hand upon your mouth. NIV 5 Look at me and be astonished; clap your hand over your mouth. NRS 6 When I think of it I am dismayed, and shuddering seizes my flesh. NIV 6 When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body. NRS 7 Why do the wicked live on, reach old age, and grow mighty in power? NIV 7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? NRS 8 Their children are established in their presence, and their offspring before their eyes. NIV 8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes. NRS 9 Their houses are safe from fear, and no rod of God is upon them. NIV 9 Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not upon them. NRS 10 Their bull breeds without fail; their cow calves and never miscarries. NIV 10 Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry. NRS 11 They send out their little ones like a flock, and their children dance around. NIV 11 They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about. NRS 12 They sing to the tambourine and the lyre, and rejoice to the sound of the pipe. NIV 12 They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute. NRS 13 They spend their days in prosperity, and in peace they go down to Sheol. NIV 13 They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace. NRS 14 They say to God, "Leave us alone! We do not desire to know your ways. NIV 14 Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways. NRS 15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit do we get if we pray to him?' NIV 15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?' NRS 16 Is not their prosperity indeed their own achievement? The plans of the wicked are repugnant to me. NIV 16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. NRS 17 "How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? How often does calamity come upon them? How often does God distribute pains 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? NRS 18 How often are they like straw before the wind, and like chaff that the storm carries away? NIV 18 How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale? NRS 19 You say, "God stores up their iniquity for their children.' Let it be paid back to them, so that they may 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! NRS 20 Let their own eyes see their destruction, and let them 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. NRS 21 For what do they care for their household after them, when the number of their months is cut off? NIV 21 For what does he care about the family he leaves behind when his allotted months come to an end? NRS 22 Will any teach God knowledge, seeing that he judges those that are on high? NIV 22 "Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest? NRS 23 One dies in full prosperity, being wholly at ease and secure, NIV 23 One man dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, NRS 24 his loins full of milk and the marrow of his bones moist. NIV 24 his body well nourished, his bones rich with marrow. NRS 25 Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having tasted of good. NIV 25 Another man dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. NRS 26 They lie down alike in the dust, and the worms cover them. NIV 26 Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both. NRS 27 "Oh, I know your thoughts, and your schemes to wrong me. NIV 27 "I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me. NRS 28 For you say, "Where is the house of the prince? Where is the tent in which the wicked lived?' NIV 28 You say, 'Where now is the great man's house, the tents where wicked men lived?' NRS 29 Have you not asked those who travel the roads, and do you not accept their testimony, NIV 29 Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts-- NRS 30 that the wicked are spared in the day of calamity, and are rescued in 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? NRS 31 Who declares their way to their face, and who repays them for what they have done? NIV 31 Who denounces his conduct to his face? Who repays him for what he has done? NRS 32 When they are carried to the grave, a watch is kept over their tomb. NIV 32 He is carried to the grave, and watch is kept over his tomb. NRS 33 The clods of the valley are sweet to them; everyone will follow after, and those who went before are innumerable. NIV 33 The soil in the valley is sweet to him; all men follow after him, and a countless throng goes before him. NRS 34 How then will you comfort me with empty nothings? There is nothing 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!"