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Job 21 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:1 - And Job answereth and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:2 - Hear ye diligently my word, And this is your consolation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:3 - Bear with me, and I speak, And after my speaking -- ye may deride.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:4 - I -- to man is my complaint? and if so, wherefore May not my temper become short?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:5 - Turn unto me, and be astonished, And put hand to mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:6 - Yea, if I have remembered, then I have been troubled. And my flesh hath taken fright.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:7 - Wherefore do the wicked live? They have become old, Yea, they have been mighty in wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:8 - Their seed is established, Before their face with them, And their offspring before their eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:9 - Their houses are peace without fear, Nor is a rod of God upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:10 - His bullock hath eaten corn, and doth not loath. His cow bringeth forth safely, And doth not miscarry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:11 - They send forth as a flock their sucklings, And their children skip,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:12 - They lift themselves up at timbrel and harp, And rejoice at the sound of an organ.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:13 - They wear out in good their days, And in a moment to Sheol go down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:14 - And they say to God, 'Turn aside from us, And the knowledge of Thy ways We have not desired.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:15 - What is the Mighty One that we serve Him? And what do we profit when we meet with Him?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:16 - Lo, not in their hand is their good, (The counsel of the wicked Hath been far from me.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:17 - How oft is the lamp of the wicked extinguished, And come on them doth their calamity? Pangs He apportioneth in His anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:18 - They are as straw before wind, And as chaff a hurricane hath stolen away,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:19 - God layeth up for his sons his sorrow, He giveth recompense unto him -- and he knoweth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:20 - His own eyes see his destruction, And of the wrath of the Mighty he drinketh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:21 - For what is his delight in his house after him, And the number of his months cut off?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:22 - To God doth one teach knowledge, And He the high doth judge?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:23 - This one dieth in his perfect strength, Wholly at ease and quiet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:24 - His breasts have been full of milk, And marrow his bones doth moisten.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:25 - And this one dieth with a bitter soul, And have not eaten with gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:26 - Together -- on the dust they lie down, And the worm doth cover them over.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:27 - Lo, I have known your thoughts, And the devices against me ye do wrongfully.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:28 - For ye say, 'Where is the house of the noble? And where the tent -- The tabernacles of the wicked?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:29 - Have ye not asked those passing by the way? And their signs do ye not know?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:30 - That to a day of calamity is the wicked spared. To a day of wrath they are brought.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:31 - Who doth declare to his face his way? And for that which he hath done, Who doth give recompence to him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:32 - And he -- to the graves he is brought. And over the heap a watch is kept.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:33 - Sweet to him have been the clods of the valley, And after him every man he draweth, And before him there is no numbering.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:34 - And how do ye comfort me with vanity, And in your answers hath been left trespass?

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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