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Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?
King James Bible
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
American Standard Version
Wherefore do the wicked live, Become old, yea, wax mighty in power?
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore do the wicked live? They have become old, Yea, they have been mighty in wealth.
Job 21:7 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wherefore do the wicked live - You have frequently asserted that the wicked are invariably punished in this life; and that the righteous are ever distinguished by the strongest marks of God's providential kindness; how then does it come that many wicked men live long and prosperously, and at last die in peace, without any evidence whatever of God's displeasure? This is a fact that is occurring daily; none can deny it; how then will you reconcile it with your maxims?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly.
Psalm 17:10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
Psalm 73:3-12 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked...
Jeremiah 12:1-3 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper...
Habakkuk 1:15,16 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag...
Psalm 37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
Daniel 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones...
Revelation 13:2-7 And the beast which I saw was like to a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion...
Revelation 17:2-4 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication...
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Job 9:24 When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it?
Job 12:6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure-- those God has in his hand.
Job 12:19 He leads priests away stripped and overthrows officials long established.
Psalm 73:3 For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Ecclesiastes 8:14 There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: the righteous who get what the wicked deserve, and the wicked who get what the righteous deserve. This too, I say, is meaningless.
Jeremiah 12:1 You are always righteous, LORD, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?
Habakkuk 1:13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?