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21 Then Job answered and said:
And let this be your 1consolation.
And after I have spoken, keep amocking.
And if it were, why should I not be impatient?
bPut your hand over your mouth.
And trembling takes hold of my flesh.
7 cWhy do the wicked live and become old,
Yes, become mighty in power?
And their offspring before their eyes.
Their cow calves ewithout miscarriage.
And their children dance.
And rejoice to the sound of the flute.
13 They fspend their days in wealth,
14 gYet they say to God, ‘Depart from us,
For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.
15 hWho is the Almighty, that we should serve Him?
And iwhat profit do we have if we pray to Him?’
16 Indeed 5their prosperity is not in their hand;
jThe counsel of the wicked is far from me.
How often does their destruction come upon them,
The sorrows God kdistributes in His anger?
18 lThey are like straw before the wind,
And like chaff that a storm 6carries away.
Let Him recompense him, that he may know it.
And nlet him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
When the number of his months is cut in half?
22 “Can oanyone teach God knowledge,
Since He judges those on high?
Being wholly at ease and secure;
24 His 9pails are full of milk,
And the marrow of his bones is moist.
Never having eaten with pleasure.
26 They plie down alike in the dust,
And worms cover them.
And the schemes with which you would wrong me.
‘Where is the house of the prince?
And where is 1the tent,
The dwelling place of the wicked?’
And do you not know their signs?
30 qFor the wicked are reserved for the day of doom;
They shall be brought out on the day of wrath.
And who repays him for what he has done?
And a vigil kept over the tomb.
rEveryone shall follow him,
As countless have gone before him.
Since 2falsehood remains in your answers?”
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