The Candle of the Wicked - Job 21

Job 21:1 But Job answered and said,

Job 21:2 Hear diligently  my speech, and let this be your consolations.

Job 21:3 Suffer  me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

Job 21:4 As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were  so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

Job 21:5 Mark me,  and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.

Job 21:6 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling  taketh hold on my flesh.

Job 21:7 Wherefore do the wicked  live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

Job 21:8 Their  seed is established in their sight with them, and their  offspring before their eyes. 


Job 21:9 Their houses are safe  from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. 

Job 21:10  Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and  casteth not her calf. 

Job 21:11 They send forth their little ones  like a flock, and their children dance. 

Job 21:12 They take the  timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.  

Job 21:13 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment  go down to the grave. 

Job 21:14 Therefore they say unto God,  Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy  ways. 

Job 21:15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve  him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?  

Job 21:16 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of  the wicked is far from me. 

Job 21:17 How oft is the candle of  the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction  upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger. 

Job 21:18  They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the  storm carrieth away. 

Job 21:19 God layeth up his iniquity for  his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.  

Job 21:20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall  drink of the wrath of the Almighty. 

Job 21:21 For what  pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number  of his months is cut off in the midst? 

Job 21:22 Shall any  teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are  high. 

Job 21:23 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at  ease and quiet. 

Job 21:24 His breasts are full of milk, and his  bones are moistened with marrow. 

Job 21:25 And another  dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with  pleasure. 

Job 21:26 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and  the worms shall cover them. 

Job 21:27 Behold, I know your  thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine  against me. 

Job 21:28 For ye say, Where is the house of the  prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?   

Job 21:29 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do  ye not know their tokens, 

Job 21:30 That the wicked is  reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought  forth 
to the day of wrath. 

Job 21:31 Who shall declare his  way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath  done? 

Job 21:32 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and  shall remain in the tomb. 

Job 21:33 The clods of the valley  shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after  him, as there are innumerable before him. 

Job 21:34 How  then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there  remaineth falsehood?