Parallel Bible results for Job 21

Holman Christian Standard Bible

New International Version

Job 21

CSB 1 Then Job answered: NIV 1 Then Job replied: CSB 2 Pay close attention to my words; let this be the consolation you offer. NIV 2 “Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you give me. CSB 3 Bear with me while I speak; then after I have spoken, you may continue mocking. NIV 3 Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on. CSB 4 As for me, is my complaint against a man? Then why shouldn't I be impatient? NIV 4 “Is my complaint directed to a human being? Why should I not be impatient? CSB 5 Look at me and shudder; put [your] hand over [your] mouth. NIV 5 Look at me and be appalled; clap your hand over your mouth. CSB 6 When I think about [it], I am terrified and my body trembles in horror. NIV 6 When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body. CSB 7 Why do the wicked continue to live, growing old and becoming powerful? NIV 7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? CSB 8 Their children are established while they are still alive, and their descendants, before their eyes. NIV 8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes. CSB 9 Their homes are secure and free of fear; no rod from God [strikes] them. NIV 9 Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not on them. CSB 10 Their bulls breed without fail; their cows calve and do not miscarry. NIV 10 Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry. CSB 11 They let their little ones run around like lambs; their children skip about, NIV 11 They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about. CSB 12 singing to the tambourine and lyre and rejoicing at the sound of the flute. NIV 12 They sing to the music of timbrel and lyre; they make merry to the sound of the pipe. CSB 13 They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol in peace. NIV 13 They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace. CSB 14 Yet they say to God: "Leave us alone! We don't want to know Your ways. NIV 14 Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways. CSB 15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, and what will we gain by pleading with Him?" NIV 15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?’ CSB 16 But their prosperity is not of their own doing. 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 plans of the wicked. CSB 17 How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? Does disaster come on them? Does He apportion destruction 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? CSB 18 Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff a storm sweeps away? NIV 18 How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale? CSB 19 God reserves a person's punishment for his children. Let God repay the person himself, so that he may know [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! CSB 20 Let his own eyes see his demise; let him drink from the Almighty's wrath! NIV 20 Let their own eyes see their destruction; let them drink the cup of the wrath of the Almighty. CSB 21 For what does he care about his family once he is dead, when the number of his months has run out? NIV 21 For what do they care about the families they leave behind when their allotted months come to an end? CSB 22 Can anyone teach God knowledge, since He judges the exalted ones? NIV 22 “Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest? CSB 23 One person dies in excellent health, completely secure and at ease. NIV 23 One person dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, CSB 24 His body is well-fed, and his bones are full of marrow. NIV 24 well nourished in body,bones rich with marrow. CSB 25 Yet another person dies with a bitter soul, having never tasted prosperity. NIV 25 Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. CSB 26 But they both lie in the dust, and worms cover them. NIV 26 Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both. CSB 27 Look, I know your thoughts, the schemes you would wrong me with. NIV 27 “I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me. CSB 28 For you say, "Where now is the nobleman's house?" and "Where are the tents the wicked lived in?" NIV 28 You say, ‘Where now is the house of the great, the tents where the wicked lived?’ CSB 29 Have you never consulted those who travel the roads? Don't you accept their reports? NIV 29 Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts— CSB 30 Indeed, the evil man is spared from the day of disaster, rescued 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? CSB 31 Who would denounce his behavior to his face? Who would repay him for what he has done? NIV 31 Who denounces their conduct to their face? Who repays them for what they have done? CSB 32 He is carried to the grave, and someone keeps watch over [his] tomb. NIV 32 They are carried to the grave, and watch is kept over their tombs. CSB 33 The dirt on his grave is sweet to him. Everyone follows behind him, and those who go before him are without number. NIV 33 The soil in the valley is sweet to them; everyone follows after them, and a countless throng goes before them. CSB 34 So how can you offer me such futile comfort? Your answers are deceptive. NIV 34 “So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!”

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