Job 21:16
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the plans of the wicked.

New Living Translation
(They think their prosperity is of their own doing, but I will have nothing to do with that kind of thinking.)

English Standard Version
Behold, is not their prosperity in their hand? The counsel of the wicked is far from me.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand; The counsel of the wicked is far from me.

King James Bible
Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But their prosperity is not of their own doing. The counsel of the wicked is far from me!

International Standard Version
Behold! Their prosperity isn't in their control! The counsel of the wicked will remain far from me."

NET Bible
But their prosperity is not their own doing. The counsel of the wicked is far from me!

New Heart English Bible
Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand. The counsel of the wicked is far from me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Anyhow, isn't their happiness in their own power? (The plan of the wicked is foreign to my way of thinking.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lo, their prosperity is not in their hand; The counsel of the wicked is far from me.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand;
            The counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold that their good is not in their hands; the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

King James 2000 Bible
Lo, their prosperity is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

American King James Version
See, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

American Standard Version
Lo, their prosperity is not in their hand: The counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet because their good things are not in their hand, may the counsel of the wicked be far from me.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand. The counsel of the wicked be far from me!

English Revised Version
Lo, their prosperity is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

World English Bible
Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand. The counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, not in their hand is their good, (The counsel of the wicked Hath been far from me.)
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:7-16 Job says, Remarkable judgments are sometimes brought upon notorious sinners, but not always. Wherefore is it so? This is the day of God's patience; and, in some way or other, he makes use of the prosperity of the wicked to serve his own counsels, while it ripens them for ruin; but the chief reason is, because he will make it appear there is another world. These prospering sinners make light of God and religion, as if because they have so much of this world, they had no need to look after another. But religion is not a vain thing. If it be so to us, we may thank ourselves for resting on the outside of it. Job shows their folly.
Study Bible
Job: God will Deal with the Wicked
15'Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, And what would we gain if we entreat Him?' 16"Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand; The counsel of the wicked is far from me. 17"How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, Or does their calamity fall on them? Does God apportion destruction in His anger?…
Cross References
Job 10:3
'Is it right for You indeed to oppress, To reject the labor of Your hands, And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?

Job 22:18
"Yet He filled their houses with good things; But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
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See, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

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Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not.

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