Job 21:7
Context
Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

1But Job answered and said, 2Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations. 3Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on. 4As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled? 5Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand on your mouth. 6Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling takes hold on my flesh. 7Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power? 8Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes. 9Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God on them. 10Their bull engenders, and fails not; their cow calves, and casts not her calf. 11They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. 12They take the tambourine and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. 13They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. 14Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways. 15What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray to him? 16See, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me. 17How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft comes their destruction on them! God distributes sorrows in his anger. 18They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away. 19God lays up his iniquity for his children: he rewards him, and he shall know it. 20His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty. 21For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the middle? 22Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judges those that are high. 23One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet. 24His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow. 25And another dies in the bitterness of his soul, and never eats with pleasure. 26They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them. 27Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which you wrongfully imagine against me. 28For you say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked? 29Have you not asked them that go by the way? and do you not know their tokens, 30That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath. 31Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he has done? 32Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb. 33The clods of the valley shall be sweet to him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him. 34How then comfort you me in vain, seeing in your answers there remains falsehood?
Cross References
Job 9:24
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covers the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?


Job 12:6
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly.


Job 12:19
He leads princes away spoiled, and overthrows the mighty.


Psalm 73:3
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.


Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is a vanity which is done on the earth; that there be just men, to whom it happens according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happens according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.


Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they happy that deal very treacherously?


Habakkuk 1:13
You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: why look you on them that deal treacherously, and hold your tongue when the wicked devours the man that is more righteous than he?


Treasury of Scripture

Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power?

Wherefore

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly.

Psalm 17:10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 73:3-12 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked...

Jeremiah 12:1-3 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper...

Habakkuk 1:15,16 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag...

mighty

Psalm 37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

Daniel 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones...

Revelation 13:2-7 And the beast which I saw was like to a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion...

Revelation 17:2-4 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication...

Strong's Concordance
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
Topical Bible
Age Continue Evil-doers Grow Growing Increasing Mighty Power Powerful Reach Strong Wax Wealth Wherefore Wicked Yea Yes
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Job Chapter 21 Verse 7

Alphabetical: also and become Continue do growing in increasing live old on power powerful still the very Why wicked

OT Poetry: Job 21:7 Why do the wicked live become old (Jb)
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