Job 21
American Standard Version
Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

1Then Job answered and said,

2Hear diligently my speech; And let this be your consolations.

3Suffer me, and I also will speak; And after that I have spoken, mock on.

4As for me, is my complaint to man? And why should I not be impatient?

5Mark me, and be astonished, And lay your hand upon your mouth.

6Even when I remember I am troubled, And horror taketh hold on my flesh.

7Wherefore do the wicked live, Become old, yea, wax mighty in power?

8Their seed is established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes.

9Their houses are safe from fear, Neither is the rod of God upon them.

10Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; Their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

11They send forth their little ones like a flock, And their children dance.

12They sing to the timbrel and harp, And rejoice at the sound of the pipe.

13They spend their days in prosperity, And in a moment they go down to Sheol.

14And they say unto God, Depart from us; For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

15What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

16Lo, their prosperity is not in their hand: The counsel of the wicked is far from me.

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?

18That they are as stubble before the wind, And as chaff that the storm carrieth away?

19Ye say , God layeth up his iniquity for his children. Let him recompense it unto himself, that he may know it:

20Let his own eyes see his destruction, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

21For what careth he for his house after him, When the number of his months is cut off?

22Shall any teach God knowledge, Seeing he judgeth those that are high?

23One dieth in his full strength, Being wholly at ease and quiet:

24His pails are full of milk, And the marrow of his bones is moistened.

25And another dieth in bitterness of soul, And never tasteth of good.

26They lie down alike in the dust, And the worm covereth them.

27Behold, I know your thoughts, And the devices wherewith ye would wrong me.

28For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? And where is the tent wherein the wicked dwelt?

29Have ye not asked wayfaring men? And do ye not know their evidences,

30That the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity? That they are led forth to the day of wrath?

31Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he hath done?

32Yet shall he be borne to the grave, And men shall keep watch over the tomb.

33The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, And all men shall draw after him, As there were innumerable before him.

34How then comfort ye me in vain, Seeing in your answers there remaineth only falsehood?

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Job shows that even in the judgment of man he has reason to be grieved
7. Sometimes the wicked prosper, though they despise God
16. Sometimes their destruction is manifest
21. The happy and unhappy are alike in death
27. The judgment of the wicked is in another world
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

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