1 Then Job 1answered,
And let this be your way of consolation.
Then after I have spoken, you may amock.
And aput your hand over your mouth.
And ahorror takes hold of my flesh.
7 “Why ado the wicked still live,
Continue on, also become very bpowerful?
And their offspring before their eyes,
9 Their houses aare safe from fear,
And the rod of God is not on them.
10 “His ox mates 1without fail;
His cow calves and does not abort.
And their children skip about.
12 “They 1sing to the timbrel and harp
And rejoice at the sound of the flute.
13 “They aspend their days in prosperity,
14 “They say to God, ‘aDepart from us!
We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.
And awhat would we gain if we entreat Him?’
The acounsel of the wicked is far from me.
17 “How often is athe lamp of the wicked put out,
Or does their bcalamity fall on them?
Does 1God apportion destruction in His anger?
18 “Are they as astraw before the wind,
And like bchaff which the storm carries away?
Let 2God repay him so that he may know it.
20 “Let his aown eyes see his decay,
21 “For what does he care for his household 1after him,
When the number of his months is cut off?
22 “Can anyone ateach God knowledge,
In that He bjudges those on high?
23 “One adies in his full strength,
Being wholly at ease and 1satisfied;
24 His 1sides are filled out with fat,
And the amarrow of his bones is moist,
Never even 1tasting anything good.
26 “Together they alie down in the dust,
And bworms cover them.
And the plans by which you would wrong me.
28 “For you say, ‘Where is the house of athe nobleman,
And where is the btent, the dwelling places of the wicked?’
And do you not recognize their 1witness?
30 “For the awicked is reserved for the day of calamity;
They will be led forth at bthe day of fury.
31 “Who will 1confront him with his actions,
And who will repay him for what he has done?
Men will keep watch over his tomb.
While countless ones go before him.
34 “How then will you vainly acomfort me,
For your answers remain full of 1falsehood?”
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