Parallel Bible results for Job 21

Third Millennium Bible w/ Apocrypha

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Job 21

TMBA 1 But Job answered and said: NIV 1 Then Job replied: TMBA 2 "Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations. NIV 2 "Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you give me. TMBA 3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after I have spoken, mock on. NIV 3 Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on. TMBA 4 "As for me, is my complaint to man? And if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled? NIV 4 "Is my complaint directed to man? Why should I not be impatient? TMBA 5 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth! NIV 5 Look at me and be astonished; clap your hand over your mouth. TMBA 6 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh. NIV 6 When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body. TMBA 7 Why do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? NIV 7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? TMBA 8 Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes. NIV 8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes. TMBA 9 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. NIV 9 Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not upon them. TMBA 10 Their bull breeds, and faileth not; their cow calveth and casteth not her calf. NIV 10 Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry. TMBA 11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. NIV 11 They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about. TMBA 12 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. NIV 12 They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute. TMBA 13 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. NIV 13 They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace. TMBA 14 Therefore they say unto God, `Depart from us, for we desire not the knowledge of Thy ways. NIV 14 Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways. TMBA 15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit should we have, if we pray unto Him?' NIV 15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?' TMBA 16 Lo, their good is not in their hand; the counsel of the wicked is far from me. NIV 16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. TMBA 17 "How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! And how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows 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? TMBA 18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away. NIV 18 How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale? TMBA 19 God layeth up his iniquity for his children; He rewardeth him, and he shall 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! TMBA 20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall 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. TMBA 21 For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst? NIV 21 For what does he care about the family he leaves behind when his allotted months come to an end? TMBA 22 "Shall any teach God knowledge, seeing He judgeth those that are high? NIV 22 "Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest? TMBA 23 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet. NIV 23 One man dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, TMBA 24 His milk pails are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow. NIV 24 his body well nourished, his bones rich with marrow. TMBA 25 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure. NIV 25 Another man dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. TMBA 26 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them. NIV 26 Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both. TMBA 27 "Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me. NIV 27 "I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me. TMBA 28 For ye say, `Where is the house of the prince? And where are the dwelling places of the wicked?' NIV 28 You say, 'Where now is the great man's house, the tents where wicked men lived?' TMBA 29 Have ye not asked them that go along the way? And do ye not know their tokens, NIV 29 Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts-- TMBA 30 that the wicked are reserved for the day of destruction? They shall be brought forth on 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? TMBA 31 Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he hath done? NIV 31 Who denounces his conduct to his face? Who repays him for what he has done? TMBA 32 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb. NIV 32 He is carried to the grave, and watch is kept over his tomb. TMBA 33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable 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. TMBA 34 "How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?" NIV 34 "So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!"