nkjv@Job:21:1 @ Then Job answered and said:
nkjv@Job:21:2 @ "Listen carefully to my speech, And let this be your consolation.
nkjv@Job:21:3 @ Bear with me that I may speak, And after I have spoken, keep mocking.
nkjv@Job:21:4 @ "As for me, is my complaint against man? And if it were, why should I not be impatient?
nkjv@Job:21:5 @ Look at me and be astonished; Put your hand over your mouth.
nkjv@Job:21:6 @ Even when I remember I am terrified, And trembling takes hold of my flesh.
nkjv@Job:21:7 @ Why do the wicked live and become old, Yes, become mighty in power?
nkjv@Job:21:8 @ Their descendants are established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes.
nkjv@Job:21:9 @ Their houses are safe from fear, Neither is the rod of God upon them.
nkjv@Job:21:10 @ Their bull breeds without failure; Their cow calves without miscarriage.
nkjv@Job:21:11 @ They send forth their little ones like a flock, And their children dance.
nkjv@Job:21:12 @ They sing to the tambourine and harp, And rejoice to the sound of the flute.
nkjv@Job:21:13 @ They spend their days in wealth, And in a moment go down to the grave.
nkjv@Job:21:14 @ Yet they say to God, "Depart from us, For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.
nkjv@Job:21:15 @ Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit do we have if we pray to Him?'
nkjv@Job:21:16 @ Indeed their prosperity is not in their hand; The counsel of the wicked is far from me.
nkjv@Job:21:17 @ "How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? How often does their destruction come upon them, The sorrows God distributes in His anger?
nkjv@Job:21:18 @ They are like straw before the wind, And like chaff that a storm carries away.
nkjv@Job:21:19 @ They say, "God lays up one's iniquity for his children'; Let Him recompense him, that he may know it.
nkjv@Job:21:20 @ Let his eyes see his destruction, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
nkjv@Job:21:21 @ For what does he care about his household after him, When the number of his months is cut in half?
nkjv@Job:21:22 @ "Can anyone teach God knowledge, Since He judges those on high?
nkjv@Job:21:23 @ One dies in his full strength, Being wholly at ease and secure;
nkjv@Job:21:24 @ His pails are full of milk, And the marrow of his bones is moist.
nkjv@Job:21:25 @ Another man dies in the bitterness of his soul, Never having eaten with pleasure.
nkjv@Job:21:26 @ They lie down alike in the dust, And worms cover them.
nkjv@Job:21:27 @ "Look, I know your thoughts, And the schemes with which you would wrong me.
nkjv@Job:21:28 @ For you say, "Where is the house of the prince? And where is the tent, The dwelling place of the wicked?'
nkjv@Job:21:29 @ Have you not asked those who travel the road? And do you not know their signs?
nkjv@Job:21:30 @ For the wicked are reserved for the day of doom; They shall be brought out on the day of wrath.
nkjv@Job:21:31 @ Who condemns his way to his face? And who repays him for what he has done?
nkjv@Job:21:32 @ Yet he shall be brought to the grave, And a vigil kept over the tomb.
nkjv@Job:21:33 @ The clods of the valley shall be sweet to him; Everyone shall follow him, As countless have gone before him.
nkjv@Job:21:34 @ How then can you comfort me with empty words, Since falsehood remains in your answers?"