Job 7:21
Good News Translation
Can't you ever forgive my sin? Can't you pardon the wrong I do? Soon I will be in my grave, and I'll be gone when you look for me.

Contemporary English Version
Why do you refuse to forgive? Soon you won't find me, because I'll be dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why dost thou not remove my sin, and why dost thou not take away my iniquity? Behold now I shall sleep in the dust: and if thou seek me in the morning, I shall not be.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why dost thou not remove my sin, and why dost thou not take away my iniquity? Behold now I shall sleep in the dust: and if thou seek me in the morning, I shall not be.

why dost.

Job 10:14 If I have sinned, and thou hast spared me for an hour: why dost thou not suffer me to be clean from my iniquity?

Job 13:23,24 How many are my iniquities and sins? make me know my crimes and offenses. . . .

Isaiah 64:9 Be not very angry, O Lord, and remember no longer our iniquity: behold, see we are all thy people.

Lamentations 3:42-44 Nun. We have done wickedly, and provoked thee to wrath: therefore thou art inexorable. . . .

Lamentations 5:20-22 Why wilt thou forget us for ever? why wilt thou forsake us for a long time? . . .

take away.

2 Samuel 24:10 But David's heart struck him, after the people were numbered: and David said to the Lord: I have sinned very much in what I have done: but I pray thee, O Lord, to take away the iniquity of thy servant, because I have done exceeding foolishly.

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy. . . .

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and return to the Lord, and say to him: Take away all iniquity, and receive the good: and we will render the calves of our lips.

John 1:29 The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him; and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and might cleanse to himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all iniquity.

1 John 3:5 And you know that he appeared to take away our sins: and in him there is no sin.

sleep.

Job 3:13 For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:

Job 17:14 I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister.

Job 21:32,33 He shall be brought to the graves, and shall watch in the heap of the dead. . . .

Ecclesiastes 12:7 And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the spirit return to God, who gave it.

Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, my slain shall rise again: awake, and give praise, ye that dwell in the dust: for thy dew is the dew of the light: and the land of the giants thou shalt pull down into ruin.

Daniel 12:2 And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always.

in the morning.

Job 7:18 Thou visitest him early in the morning, and thou provest him suddenly.

but I shall not be.

Psalm 37:36 And I passed by, and lo, he was not: and I sought him and his place was not found.

Psalm 103:15 Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish.

Context
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile
20I have sinned: what shall I do to thee, O keeper of men? why hast thou set me opposite to thee. and am I become burdensome to myself? 21Why dost thou not remove my sin, and why dost thou not take away my iniquity? Behold now I shall sleep in the dust: and if thou seek me in the morning, I shall not be.
Cross References
Job 3:13
For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:

Job 7:8
Nor shall the sight of man behold me: thy eyes are upon me, and I shall be no more.

Job 8:1
Then Baldad, the Suhite, answered, and said:

Job 9:28
I feared all my works, knowing that thou didst not spare the offender.

Job 10:9
Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay, and thou wilt bring me into dust

Job 10:14
If I have sinned, and thou hast spared me for an hour: why dost thou not suffer me to be clean from my iniquity?

Job 13:19
Who is he that will plead against me? let him come: why am I consumed holding my peace?

Job 13:23
How many are my iniquities and sins? make me know my crimes and offenses.

Job 27:19
The rich man when he shall sleep shall take away nothing with him: he shall open his eyes and find nothing.

Job 33:9
I am clean, and without sin: I am unspotted, and there is no iniquity in me.

Additional Translations
Why do You not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For soon I will lie down in the dust; You will seek me, but I will be no more.”And why do you not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and you shall seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust; And thou wilt seek me diligently, but I shall not be.

Why hast thou not forgotten my iniquity, and purged my sin? but now I shall depart to the earth; and in the morning I am no more.

And why dost not thou forgive my transgression and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I lie down in the dust, and thou shalt seek me early, and I shall not be.

And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I lie down in the dust; and thou shall seek me diligently, but I shall not be.

And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Why do you not pardon my disobedience, and take away my iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I shall not be."

Thou dost not take away my transgression, And cause to pass away mine iniquity, Because now, for dust I lie down: And Thou hast sought me -- and I am not!
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