How oft is the lamp of the wicked extinguished, And come on them doth their calamity? Pangs He apportioneth in His anger.
Job 21:17 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How oft is the candle of the wicked put out? - The candle or lamp is often used, both as the emblem of prosperity and of posterity. Oftentimes the rejoicing of the wicked is short; and, not unfrequently, his seed is cut off from the earth. The root is dried up, and the branch is withered.
God distributeth sorrows in his anger - He must be incensed against those who refuse to know, serve, and pray unto him. In his anger, therefore, he portions out to each his due share of misery, vexation, and wo.
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Job 21:17 Parallel CommentariesAllots Anger Apportion Apportioneth Calamity Candle Destruction Distributes Distributeth Evil-Doers Fall Fate Frequently Lamp Oft Often Pains Pangs Snuffed Sorrows Trouble Wicked WrathAllots Anger Apportion Apportioneth Calamity Candle Destruction Distributes Distributeth Evil-Doers Fall Fate Frequently Lamp Oft Often Pains Pangs Snuffed Sorrows Trouble Wicked WrathTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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