2 aHear diligently my speech,
And let this be your consolations.
And after that I have spoken, bmock on.
4 As for me, is my ccomplaint to man?
5 †Mark me, and be astonished,
And elay your hand upon your mouth.
And trembling ftaketh hold on my flesh.
7 gWherefore do the wicked live,
Become old, yea, hare mighty in power?
8 Their seed iis established in their sight with them,
And their koffspring before their eyes.
9 Their houses †are safe from fear,
Neither is lthe rod of God upon them.
Their cow calveth, and mcasteth not her calf.
11 They nsend forth their little ones like a flock,
And their children dance.
And rejoice at the sound of the rorgan.
And tin a moment go down to the grave.
14 Therefore uthey say unto God, Depart from us;
For xwe desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
15 yWhat is the Almighty, that we should serve him?
bThe counsel of the wicked is far from me.
And how oft cometh their destruction upon them!
God ddistributeth sorrows in his anger.
He rewardeth him, and he shall gknow it.
And hhe shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
21 For what ipleasure hath he in his house after him,
When kthe number of his months is cut off in the midst?
22 lShall any teach God knowledge?
Seeing he judgeth mthose that are high.
23 One dieth †in his full strength,
Being wholly at ease and quiet.
24 His ||breasts are full of milk,
And nhis bones are moistened with marrow.
25 And another dieth oin the bitterness of his soul,
And never eateth with ppleasure.
And the worms shall cover them.
And the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.
And do ye not know their tokens,
30 That the wicked is xreserved to the day of destruction?
They shall be brought forth to †the day of wrath.
31 Who shall declare his way yto his face?
And who shall yrepay him what he hath done?
And shall †remain in the tomb.
33 The aclods of the valley shall be sweet unto him,
And bevery man shall draw after him,
As there are innumerable before him.
Seeing in your answers there remaineth †falsehood?
About King James Version
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