Job 21:19
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New International Version
It is said, 'God stores up the punishment of the wicked for their children.' Let him repay the wicked, so that they themselves will experience it!

New Living Translation
"'Well,' you say, 'at least God will punish their children!' But I say he should punish the ones who sin, so that they understand his judgment.

English Standard Version
You say, ‘God stores up their iniquity for their children.’ Let him pay it out to them, that they may know it.

New American Standard Bible
"You say, 'God stores away a man's iniquity for his sons.' Let God repay him so that he may know it.

King James Bible
God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God reserves a person's punishment for his children. Let God repay the person himself, so that he may know it.

International Standard Version
God stores up their iniquity to repay their children; making them repay so that they may be aware.

NET Bible
You may say, 'God stores up a man's punishment for his children!' Instead let him repay the man himself so that he may know it!

New Heart English Bible
You say, 'God lays up his iniquity for his children.' Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"[You say,] 'God saves a person's punishment for his children.' God should pay back that person so that he would know that it is a punishment.

JPS Tanakh 1917
God layeth up his iniquity for his children!'-- Let Him recompense it unto himself, that he may know it.

New American Standard 1977
You say, ‘God stores away a man’s iniquity for his sons.’
            Let God repay him so that he may know it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
God shall lay up his violence for their sons; and he will reward him so that he shall know it.

King James 2000 Bible
God lays up his iniquity for his children: he recompenses him, and he shall know it.

American King James Version
God lays up his iniquity for his children: he rewards him, and he shall know it.

American Standard Version
Ye say , God layeth up his iniquity for his children. Let him recompense it unto himself, that he may know it:

Douay-Rheims Bible
God shall lay up the sorrow of the father for his children: and when he shall repay, then shall he know.

Darby Bible Translation
+God layeth up [the punishment of] his iniquity for his children; he rewardeth him, and he shall know [it]:

English Revised Version
Ye say, God layeth up his iniquity for his children. Let him recompense it unto himself, that he may know it.

Webster's Bible Translation
God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

World English Bible
You say, 'God lays up his iniquity for his children.' Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it.

Young's Literal Translation
God layeth up for his sons his sorrow, He giveth recompense unto him -- and he knoweth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:17-26 Job had described the prosperity of wicked people; in these verses he opposes this to what his friends had maintained about their certain ruin in this life. He reconciles this to the holiness and justice of God. Even while they prosper thus, they are light and worthless, of no account with God, or with wise men. In the height of their pomp and power, there is but a step between them and ruin. Job refers the difference Providence makes between one wicked man and another, into the wisdom of God. He is Judge of all the earth, and he will do right. So vast is the disproportion between time and eternity, that if hell be the lot of every sinner at last, it makes little difference if one goes singing thither, and another sighing. If one wicked man die in a palace, and another in a dungeon, the worm that dies not, and the fire that is not quenched, will be the same to them. Thus differences in this world are not worth perplexing ourselves about.
Study Bible
Job: God will Deal with the Wicked
18"Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away? 19"You say, 'God stores away a man's iniquity for his sons.' Let God repay him so that he may know it. 20"Let his own eyes see his decay, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:5
"You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Jeremiah 31:29
"In those days they will not say again, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children's teeth are set on edge.'

Ezekiel 18:2
"What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, 'The fathers eat the sour grapes, But the children's teeth are set on edge '?
Treasury of Scripture

God lays up his iniquity for his children: he rewards him, and he shall know it.

layeth

Job 22:24 Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the …

Deuteronomy 32:34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

Matthew 6:19,20 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust …

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself …

iniquity. that is, the punishment of his iniquity

Genesis 4:7 If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, …

Isaiah 53:4-6 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did …

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might …

for his

Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the …

Psalm 109:9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

Isaiah 14:21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; …

Ezekiel 18:14,19,20 Now, see, if he beget a son, that sees all his father's sins which …

Matthew 23:31-35 Why you be witnesses to yourselves, that you are the children of …

he rewardeth

Deuteronomy 32:41 If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; …

2 Samuel 3:39 And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons …

Psalm 54:5 He shall reward evil to my enemies: cut them off in your truth.

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his …

2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according …

Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according …

he shall

Malachi 3:18 Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the …

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