| Job 21 - Versions
| Job 21 Text (WEB)
- Then Job answered,
- "Listen diligently to my speech. Let this be your consolation.
- Allow me, and I also will speak; After I have spoken, mock on.
- As for me, is my complaint to man? Why shouldn't I be impatient?
- Look at me, and be astonished. Lay your hand on your mouth.
- When I remember, I am troubled. Horror takes hold of my flesh.
- "Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, and grow mighty in power?
- Their child is established with them in their sight, their offspring before their eyes.
- Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.
- Their bulls breed without fail. Their cows calve, and don't miscarry.
- They send forth their little ones like a flock. Their children dance.
- They sing to the tambourine and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the pipe.
- They spend their days in prosperity. In an instant they go down to Sheol.
- They tell God, 'Depart from us, for we don't want to know about your ways.
- What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What profit should we have, if we pray to him?'
- Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand. The counsel of the wicked is far from me.
- "How often is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out, that their calamity comes on them, that God distributes sorrows in his anger?
- How often is it that they are as stubble before the wind, as chaff that the storm carries away?
- You say, 'God lays up his iniquity for his children.' Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it.
- Let his own eyes see his destruction. Let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
- For what does he care for his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?
- "Shall any teach God knowledge, since he judges those who are high?
- One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.
- His pails are full of milk. The marrow of his bones is moistened.
- Another dies in bitterness of soul, and never tastes of good.
- They lie down alike in the dust. The worm covers them.
- "Behold, I know your thoughts, the devices with which you would wrong me.
- For you say, 'Where is the house of the prince? Where is the tent in which the wicked lived?'
- Haven't you asked wayfaring men? Don't you know their evidences,
- that the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity, That they are led forth to the day of wrath?
- Who shall declare his way to his face? Who shall repay him what he has done?
- Yet he will be borne to the grave. Men shall keep watch over the tomb.
- The clods of the valley shall be sweet to him. All men shall draw after him, as there were innumerable before him.
- So how can you comfort me with nonsense, because in your answers there remains only falsehood?"
| Job 21 Text (Hebrew)
- ויען איוב ויאמר׃
- שמעו שמוע מלתי ותהי־זאת תנחומתיכם׃
- שאוני ואנכי אדבר ואחר דברי תלעיג׃
- האנכי לאדם שיחי ואם־מדוע לא־תקצר רוחי׃
- פנו־אלי והשמו ושימו יד על־פה׃
- ואם־זכרתי ונבהלתי ואחז בשרי פלצות׃
- מדוע רשעים יחיו עתקו גם־גברו חיל׃
- זרעם נכון לפניהם עםם וצאצאיהם לעיניהם׃
- בתיהם שלום מפחד ולא שבט אלוה עליהם׃
- שורו עבר ולא יגעל תפלט פרתו ולא תשכל׃
- ישלחו כצאן עויליהם וילדיהם ירקדון׃
- ישאו כתף וכנור וישמחו לקול עוגב׃
- בטוב ימיהם וברגע שאול יחתו׃
- ויאמרו לאל סור ממנו ודעת דרכיך לא חפצנו׃
- מה־שדי כי־נעבדנו ומה־נועיל כי נפגע־בו׃
- הן לא בידם טובם עצת רשעים רחקה מני׃
- כמה נר־רשעים ידעך ויבא עלימו אידם חבלים יחלק באפו׃
- יהיו כתבן לפני־רוח וכמץ גנבתו סופה׃
- אלוה יצפן־לבניו אונו ישלם אליו וידע׃
- יראו כידו ומחמת שדי ישתה׃
- כי מה־חפצו בביתו אחריו ומספר חדשיו חצצו׃
- הלאל ילמד־דעת והוא רמים ישפוט׃
- זה ימות בעצם תמו כלו שלאןן ושליו׃
- עטיניו מלאו חלב ומח עצמותיו ישקה׃
- וזה ימות בנפש מרה ולא־אכל בטובה׃
- יחד על־עפר ישכבו ורמה תכסה עליהם׃
- הן ידעתי מחשבותיכם ומזמות עלי תחמסו׃
- כי תאמרו איה בית־נדיב ואיה אהל משכנות רשעים׃
- הלא שאלתם עוברי דרך ואתתם לא תנכרו׃
- כי ליום איד יחשך רע ליום עברות יובלו׃
- מי־יגיד על־פניו דרכו והוא־עשה מי ישלם־לו׃
- והוא לקברות יובל ועל־גדיש ישקוד׃
- מתקו־לו רגבי נחל ואחריו כל־אדם ימשוך ולפניו אין מספר׃
- ואיך תנחמוני הבל ותשובתיכם נשאר־מעל׃ ס
| Job 21 Text (Latin)
- Respondens autem Job, dixit :
- Audite, quæso, sermones meos, et agite pœnitentiam.
- Sustinete me, et ego loquar : et post mea, si videbitur, verba ridete.
- Numquid contra hominem disputatio mea est, ut merito non debeam contristari ?
- Attendite me et obstupescite, et superponite digitum ori vestro.
- Et ego, quando recordatus fuero, pertimesco, et concutit carnem meam tremor.
- Quare ergo impii vivunt, sublevati sunt, confortatique divitiis ?
- Semen eorum permanet coram eis, propinquorum turba et nepotum in conspectu eorum.
- Domus eorum securæ sunt et pacatæ, et non est virga Dei super illos.
- Bos eorum concepit, et non abortivit : vacca peperit, et non est privata fœtu suo.
- Egrediuntur quasi greges parvuli eorum, et infantes eorum exultant lusibus.
- Tenent tympanum et citharam, et gaudent ad sonitum organi.
- Ducunt in bonis dies suos, et in puncto ad inferna descendunt.
- Qui dixerunt Deo : Recede a nobis, et scientiam viarum tuarum nolumus.
- Quis est Omnipotens, ut serviamus ei ? et quid nobis prodest si oraverimus illum ?
- Verumtamen quia non sunt in manu eorum bona sua, consilium impiorum longe sit a me.
- Quoties lucerna impiorum extinguetur, et superveniet eis inundatio, et dolores dividet furoris sui ?
- Erunt sicut paleæ ante faciem venti, et sicut favilla quam turbo dispergit.
- Deus servabit filiis illius dolorem patris, et cum reddiderit, tunc sciet.
- Videbunt oculi ejus interfectionem suam, et de furore Omnipotentis bibet.
- Quid enim ad eum pertinet de domo sua post se, et si numerus mensium ejus dimidietur ?
- Numquid Deus docebit quispiam scientiam, qui excelsos judicat ?
- Iste moritur robustus et sanus, dives et felix :
- viscera ejus plena sunt adipe, et medullis ossa illius irrigantur :
- alius vero moritur in amaritudine animæ absque ullis opibus :
- et tamen simul in pulvere dormient, et vermes operient eos.
- Certe novi cogitationes vestras, et sententias contra me iniquas.
- Dicitis enim : Ubi est domus principis ? et ubi tabernacula impiorum ?
- Interrogate quemlibet de viatoribus, et hæc eadem illum intelligere cognoscetis :
- quia in diem perditionis servatur malus, et ad diem furoris ducetur.
- Quis arguet coram eo viam ejus ? et quæ fecit, quis reddet illi ?
- Ipse ad sepulchra ducetur, et in congerie mortuorum vigilabit.
- Dulcis fuit glareis Cocyti, et post se omnem hominem trahet, et ante se innumerabiles.
- Quomodo igitur consolamini me frustra, cum responsio vestra repugnare ostensa sit veritati ?
| Job 21 Text (KJV)
- But Job answered and said,
- Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.
- Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.
- As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?
- Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.
- Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.
- Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
- Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.
- Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.
- Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.
- They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
- They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.
- They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.
- Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
- What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
- Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
- How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
- They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.
- God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.
- His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
- For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?
- Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.
- One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.
- His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.
- And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.
- They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
- Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.
- For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?
- Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,
- That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
- Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done?
- Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.
- The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.
- How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?