Parallel Bible results for Job 21

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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 a human being? Why should I not be impatient? NIV 4 “Is my complaint directed to a human being? Why should I not be impatient? NIV 5 Look at me and be appalled; clap your hand over your mouth. NIV 5 Look at me and be appalled; 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 on them. NIV 9 Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not on 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 timbrel and lyre; they make merry to the sound of the pipe. NIV 12 They sing to the music of timbrel and lyre; they make merry to the sound of the pipe. 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 plans of the wicked. NIV 16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the plans 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 the punishment of the wicked for their children.’ Let him repay the wicked, so that they themselves will experience it! NIV 19 It is said, ‘God stores up the punishment of the wicked for their children.’ Let him repay the wicked, so that they themselves will experience it! NIV 20 Let their own eyes see their destruction; let them drink the cup of the wrath of the Almighty. NIV 20 Let their own eyes see their destruction; let them drink the cup of the wrath of the Almighty. NIV 21 For what do they care about the families they leave behind when their allotted months come to an end? NIV 21 For what do they care about the families they leave behind when their 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 person dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, NIV 23 One person dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, NIV 24 well nourished in body,bones rich with marrow. NIV 24 well nourished in body,bones rich with marrow. NIV 25 Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. NIV 25 Another 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 house of the great, the tents where the wicked lived?’ NIV 28 You say, ‘Where now is the house of the great, the tents where the wicked 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 wicked are spared from the day of calamity, that they are delivered from the day of wrath? NIV 30 that the wicked are spared from the day of calamity, that they are delivered from the day of wrath? NIV 31 Who denounces their conduct to their face? Who repays them for what they have done? NIV 31 Who denounces their conduct to their face? Who repays them for what they have done? NIV 32 They are carried to the grave, and watch is kept over their tombs. NIV 32 They are carried to the grave, and watch is kept over their tombs. NIV 33 The soil in the valley is sweet to them; everyone follows after them, and a countless throng goes before them. NIV 33 The soil in the valley is sweet to them; everyone follows after them, and a countless throng goes before them. 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!”

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