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Job 21 (asv)

Job 21 (asv)

21:1Then Job answered and said,

21:2Hear diligently my speech;

And let this be your consolations.

21:3Suffer me, and I also will speak;

And after that I have spoken, mock on.

21:4As for me, is my complaint to man?

And why should I not be impatient?

21:5Mark me, and be astonished,

And lay your hand upon your mouth.

21:6Even when I remember I am troubled,

And horror taketh hold on my flesh.

21:7Wherefore do the wicked live,

Become old, yea, wax mighty in power?

21:8Their seed is established with them in their sight,

And their offspring before their eyes.

21:9Their houses are safe from fear,

Neither is the rod of God upon them.

21:10Their bull gendereth, and faileth not;

Their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

21:11They send forth their little ones like a flock,

And their children dance.

21:12They sing to the timbrel and harp,

And rejoice at the sound of the pipe.

21:13They spend their days in prosperity,

And in a moment they go down to Sheol.

21:14And they say unto God, Depart from us;

For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

21:15What is the Almighty, that we should serve him?

And what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

21:16Lo, their prosperity is not in their hand:

The counsel of the wicked is far from me. \\ \\

21:17How oft is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out?

That their calamity cometh upon them?

That God distributeth sorrows in his anger?

21:18That they are as stubble before the wind,

And as chaff that the storm carrieth away?

21:19Ye say, God layeth up his iniquity for his children.

Let him recompense it unto himself, that he may know it:

21:20Let his own eyes see his destruction,

And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

21:21For what careth he for his house after him,

When the number of his months is cut off?

21:22Shall any teach God knowledge,

Seeing he judgeth those that are high?

21:23One dieth in his full strength,

Being wholly at ease and quiet:

21:24His pails are full of milk,

And the marrow of his bones is moistened.

21:25And another dieth in bitterness of soul,

And never tasteth of good.

21:26They lie down alike in the dust,

And the worm covereth them. \\ \\

21:27Behold, I know your thoughts,

And the devices wherewith ye would wrong me.

21:28For ye say, Where is the house of the prince?

And where is the tent wherein the wicked dwelt?

21:29Have ye not asked wayfaring men?

And do ye not know their evidences,

21:30That the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity?

That they are led forth to the day of wrath?

21:31Who shall declare his way to his face?

And who shall repay him what he hath done?

21:32Yet shall he be borne to the grave,

And men shall keep watch over the tomb.

21:33The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him,

And all men shall draw after him,

As there were innumerable before him.

21:34How then comfort ye me in vain,

Seeing in your answers there remaineth only falsehood?


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