Job 21:16
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.

Berean Study Bible
Yet their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stay far from the counsel of the wicked.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
We succeeded all on our own." And so, I keep away from them and their evil schemes.

Good News Translation
They claim they succeed by their own strength, but their way of thinking I can't accept.

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
Look, 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For their good things were in their hands, but he regards not the works of the ungodly.

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.)
Study Bible
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
15Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, and what would we gain if we pray to Him?’ 16Yet their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stay far from the counsel of the wicked. 17How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? Does disaster come upon them? Does God, in His anger, apportion destruction?…
Cross References
Job 10:3
Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands, and favor the schemes of the wicked?

Job 22:18
But it was He who filled their houses with good things; so I stay far from the counsel of the wicked.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Lo

Job 1:21
And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Job 12:9,10
Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? …

Psalm 49:6,7
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; …

the counsel

Job 22:18
Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Genesis 49:6
O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.







Lexicon
Yet
הֵ֤ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

their prosperity [is]
טוּבָ֑ם (ṭū·ḇām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2898: Good, goodness, beauty, gladness, welfare

not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

in their own hands,
בְיָדָ֣ם (ḇə·yā·ḏām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

so I stay far
רָ֣חֲקָה (rā·ḥă·qāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7368: To be or become far or distant

from the counsel
עֲצַ֥ת (‘ă·ṣaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

of the wicked.
רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person
(16) Lo, their good (i.e., their prosperity) is not in their own hand.--And that constitutes the mystery of it, for it is God who gives it to them; or the words may be a hypothetical answer to his statement, thus, "Lo, thou repliest, their prosperity is not," &c.; and then the words, "the counsel of the wicked is far from me," are Job's indignant repudiation of all knowledge of their reasoning.

Verse 16. - Lo, their good is not in their hand; i.e. their prosperity is not in their own power, not the result of their own efforts. God's providence is, at least, one element in it, since he exalts men and abases them, he casteth down and lifteth up. Hence it would seem to follow that they are his favourites. Shall Job therefore cast in his lot with them? No, he says, a thousand times, No! The counsel of the wicked is far from me; or better, be the counsel of the wicked far from me! I will have nothing to do with it. I will cling to God. I will maintain my integrity. Satan had charged Job with serving God for the sake of temporal reward. Job had disproved the charge by still clinging to God, notwithstanding all his afflictions. Now he goes further, and declines to throw in his lot with the wicked, even although it should appear that the balance of prosperity is with them. 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.
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