How Often Do the Wicked Suffer?
21:17 “How often40 is the lamp of the wicked extinguished?
How often does their41 misfortune come upon them?
How often does God apportion pain42 to them43 in his anger?
21:18 How often44 are they like straw before the wind,
and like chaff swept away45 by a whirlwind?
21:19 You may say,46 ‘God stores up a man’s47 punishment for his children!’48
Instead let him repay49 the man himself50
so that51 he may know it!
21:20 Let his own eyes see his destruction;52
let him drink of the anger of the Almighty.
21:21 For what is his interest53 in his home
after his death,54
when the number of his months
has been broken off?55
21:22 Can anyone teach56 God knowledge,
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