Job 21:9

9 Their homes are peaceful and free from fear; they never experience God's disciplining rod.

Job 21:9 Meaning and Commentary

Job 21:9

Their houses [are] safe from fear
Of enemies besetting them, entering into them, and pillaging and plundering them; of thieves and robbers breaking into them, and carrying off their substance: or "their houses [are] peace" F15; their families live in peace among themselves, or enjoy all prosperity, which the word peace frequently signifies; they have peace and prosperity within doors and are free "from fear", or devoid of fear, from anything without;

neither [is] the rod of God upon them;
neither his rod of chastisement, which is upon his own people, and with which he scourges every son, though in love for their good, and which was now upon Job, ( Job 9:34 ) ; nor any sore judgment, as famine, plague, sword, or any other; no, not even the common afflictions and troubles that men are exercised with.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 (Mwlv) "pax", Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Schultens.

Job 21:9 In-Context

7 Why do the wicked have it so good, live to a ripe old age and get rich?
8 They get to see their children succeed, get to watch and enjoy their grandchildren.
9 Their homes are peaceful and free from fear; they never experience God's disciplining rod.
10 Their bulls breed with great vigor and their cows calve without fail.
11 They send their children out to play and watch them frolic like spring lambs.