Job 21:7-15 NIV

7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?1

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8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes.2

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9 Their homes are safe and free from fear;3 the rod of God is not upon them.4

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10 Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry.5

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11 They send forth their children as a flock;6 their little ones dance about.

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12 They sing to the music of tambourine and harp;7 they make merry to the sound of the flute.8

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13 They spend their years in prosperity9 and go down to the gravea10 in peace.b11

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    • a 21:13 - Hebrew "Sheol"
    • b 21:13 - Or "in an instant"
      14 Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone!12 We have no desire to know your ways.13

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      15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?'14

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