Parallel Bible results for Job 21

Jubilee Bible 2000

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Job 21

JUB 1 But Job answered and said, NIV 1 Then Job replied: JUB 2 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be <em>instead of</em> your consolations. NIV 2 “Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you give me. JUB 3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after I have spoken, mock on. NIV 3 Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on. JUB 4 As for me, <em>is</em> my complaint to man? And if so, why should not my spirit be troubled? NIV 4 “Is my complaint directed to a human being? Why should I not be impatient? JUB 5 Look upon me and be astonished and lay <em>your</em> hand upon <em>your</em> mouth. NIV 5 Look at me and be appalled; clap your hand over your mouth. JUB 6 <em>Even I myself</em>, when I remember, I am afraid, and trembling takes hold on my flesh. NIV 6 When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body. JUB 7 Why do the wicked live and become old and even increase in riches? NIV 7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? JUB 8 Their seed is with them, established in their sight, and their offspring before their eyes. NIV 8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes. JUB 9 Their houses <em>are</em> safe from fear; neither <em>is</em> the rod of God upon them. NIV 9 Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not on them. JUB 10 Their cows conceive, and do not abort; their cows calve and do not cast forth their young. NIV 10 Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry. JUB 11 They send forth their little ones like <em>a flock of</em> sheep, and their children dance. NIV 11 They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about. JUB 12 They jump at the sound of the timbrel and harp and rejoice at the sound of the organ. NIV 12 They sing to the music of timbrel and lyre; they make merry to the sound of the pipe. JUB 13 They spend their days in pleasure and in a moment go down to Sheol. NIV 13 They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace. JUB 14 Therefore, they say unto God, Depart from us; for we do not desire the knowledge of thy ways. NIV 14 Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways. JUB 15 Who <em>is</em> the Almighty that we should serve him? And what profit should we have if we pray unto him? NIV 15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?’ JUB 16 Behold that their good <em>is</em> not in their hands; 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. JUB 17 How often is the lamp of the wicked put out and their destruction comes upon them, and <em>God</em> distributes sorrows upon 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? JUB 18 They shall be as stubble before the wind and as chaff taken up by the whirlwind. NIV 18 How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale? JUB 19 God shall lay up his violence for <em>their</em> sons; and he will reward him so that he shall know <em>it</em>. 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! JUB 20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink 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. JUB 21 For what delight shall he have in his house after him, being cut off in the number of his months? NIV 21 For what do they care about the families they leave behind when their allotted months come to an end? JUB 22 Shall he teach God knowledge, seeing he judges those that are high? NIV 22 “Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest? JUB 23 This one shall die in the full strength of his beauty, being completely at ease and quiet. NIV 23 One person dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, JUB 24 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow. NIV 24 well nourished in body,bones rich with marrow. JUB 25 And another dies in the bitterness of his soul, never having eaten with pleasure. NIV 25 Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. JUB 26 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them. NIV 26 Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both. JUB 27 Behold, I know your thoughts and the imaginations which ye devise against me. NIV 27 “I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me. JUB 28 For ye say, What <em>is</em> of the house of the prince, and what of the tent of the habitation of the wicked? NIV 28 You say, ‘Where now is the house of the great, the tents where the wicked lived?’ JUB 29 Have ye not asked those that go by the way, and do ye not know their tokens? NIV 29 Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts— JUB 30 That the wicked is reserved for the day of destruction, they shall be brought 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? JUB 31 Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him <em>what</em> he has done? NIV 31 Who denounces their conduct to their face? Who repays them for what they have done? JUB 32 He shall yet be brought to the grave and shall remain in the tomb. NIV 32 They are carried to the grave, and watch is kept over their tombs. JUB 33 The clods of the river <em>valley</em> shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall be drawn after him, as <em>there were</em> 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. JUB 34 How then do ye comfort me in vain, <em>given</em> that your answers remain as falsehood? NIV 34 “So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!”

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