21 And Job proceeded to answer and say:
2 “Listen, YOU men, attentively to my word,
And let this become YOUR consolation.
4 As for me, is my concern [expressed] to man?
Or why is it that my spirit does not get impatient?
6 And if I have remembered, I have also become disturbed,
And shuddering has taken hold of my flesh.
Have grown old, also have become superior in wealth?+
8 Their offspring are firmly established with them in their sight,
And their descendants before their eyes.
10 His own bull actually impregnates, and it does not waste semen;
His cow brings forth+ and suffers no abortion.
11 They keep sending out their young boys just like a flock,
And their own male children go skipping about.
And keep rejoicing at the sound of the pipe.
And in the knowledge of your ways we have found no delight.+
And how do we benefit ourselves in that we have come in touch with him?’+
The very counsel of wicked ones has kept far from me.+
And [how many times] does their disaster come upon them?
[How many times] in his anger does he apportion destruction?+
He will reward him that he may know [it].+
21 For what will his delight be in his house after him,
When the number of his months will really be cut in two?+
When he is altogether carefree and at ease;
24 [When] his own thighs have become full of fat
And the very marrow of his bones is being kept moist.
27 Look! I well know the thoughts of YOU men
And the schemes with which YOU would act violently against me.+
28 For YOU say, ‘Where is the house of the noble one,
And where is the tent, the tabernacles of wicked ones?’+
29 Have YOU not asked those traveling over the roads?
And do YOU not carefully inspect their very signs,
At the day of fury he is delivered?*
And for what he himself has done who will reward him?+
And those before him were without number.