Parallel Bible results for Job 21

The Darby Translation

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Job 21

DBY 1 And Job answered and said, NIV 1 Then Job replied: DBY 2 Hear attentively my speech, and let this replace your consolations. NIV 2 “Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you give me. DBY 3 Suffer me and I will speak; and after I have spoken, mock on! NIV 3 Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on. DBY 4 As for me, is my complaint to a man? or wherefore should not my spirit be impatient? NIV 4 “Is my complaint directed to a human being? Why should I not be impatient? DBY 5 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay the hand upon the mouth. NIV 5 Look at me and be appalled; clap your hand over your mouth. DBY 6 Even when I think [thereon], I am affrighted, and trembling taketh hold of my flesh. NIV 6 When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body. DBY 7 Wherefore do the wicked live, grow old, yea, become mighty in power? NIV 7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? DBY 8 Their seed is established with them in their sight, and their offspring before their eyes. NIV 8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes. DBY 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 on them. DBY 10 Their bull gendereth, 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. DBY 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. DBY 12 They shout to the tambour and harp, and rejoice at 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. DBY 13 They spend their days in prosperity, and in a moment go down to Sheol. NIV 13 They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace. DBY 14 And 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. DBY 15 What is the Almighty that we should serve him? and what are we profited if we pray unto him? NIV 15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?’ DBY 16 Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand. The counsel of the wicked be far from me! NIV 16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the plans of the wicked. DBY 17 How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, and cometh their calamity upon them? Doth he distribute sorrows [to them] 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? DBY 18 Do they become 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? DBY 19 God layeth up [the punishment of] his iniquity for his children; he rewardeth him, and he shall 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! DBY 20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the fury of the Almighty. NIV 20 Let their own eyes see their destruction; let them drink the cup of the wrath of the Almighty. DBY 21 For what pleasure should he have in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off? NIV 21 For what do they care about the families they leave behind when their allotted months come to an end? DBY 22 Can any teach God knowledge? And he it is that judgeth those that are high. NIV 22 “Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest? DBY 23 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet; NIV 23 One person dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, DBY 24 His sides are full of fat, and the marrow of his bones is moistened; NIV 24 well nourished in body,bones rich with marrow. DBY 25 And another dieth in bitterness of soul, and hath not tasted good: NIV 25 Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. DBY 26 Together they lie down in the dust, and the worms cover them. NIV 26 Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both. DBY 27 Lo, I know your thoughts, and the devices ye wrongfully imagine against me. NIV 27 “I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me. DBY 28 For ye say, Where is the house of the noble? and where the tent of the dwellings of the wicked? NIV 28 You say, ‘Where now is the house of the great, the tents where the wicked lived?’ DBY 29 Have ye not asked the wayfarers? and do ye not regard their tokens: NIV 29 Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts— DBY 30 That the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity? They are led forth to 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? DBY 31 Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done? NIV 31 Who denounces their conduct to their face? Who repays them for what they have done? DBY 32 Yet is he carried to the graves, and watch is kept over the tomb. NIV 32 They are carried to the grave, and watch is kept over their tombs. DBY 33 The clods of the valley are sweet unto him; and every man followeth suit after him, as there were innumerable before him. NIV 33 The soil in the valley is sweet to them; everyone follows after them, and a countless throng goes before them. DBY 34 How then comfort ye me in vain? Your answers remain perfidious. NIV 34 “So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!”