Job 21:7
New International Version
Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?

New Living Translation
"Why do the wicked prosper, growing old and powerful?

English Standard Version
Why do the wicked live, reach old age, and grow mighty in power?

Berean Study Bible
Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?

New American Standard Bible
"Why do the wicked still live, Continue on, also become very powerful?

King James Bible
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

Christian Standard Bible
Why do the wicked continue to live, growing old and becoming powerful?

Contemporary English Version
Why do evil people live so long and gain such power?

Good News Translation
Why does God let evil people live, let them grow old and prosper?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why do the wicked continue to live, growing old and becoming powerful?

International Standard Version
"Why do the wicked live to reach old age and increase in power and wealth, too?

NET Bible
"Why do the wicked go on living, grow old, even increase in power?

New Heart English Bible
"Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, and grow mighty in power?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Why do the wicked go on living, grow old, and even become more powerful?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore do the wicked live, Become old, yea, wax mighty in power?

New American Standard 1977
“Why do the wicked still live, Continue on, also become very powerful?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why do the wicked live and become old and even increase in riches?

King James 2000 Bible
Why do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

American King James Version
Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power?

American Standard Version
Wherefore do the wicked live, Become old, yea, wax mighty in power?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wherefore do the ungodly live, and grow old even in wealth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why then do the wicked live, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches?

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore do the wicked live, grow old, yea, become mighty in power?

English Revised Version
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, wax mighty in power?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why do the wicked live, become old, and, are mighty in power?

World English Bible
"Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, and grow mighty in power?

Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore do the wicked live? They have become old, Yea, they have been mighty in wealth.
Study Bible
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
6When I remember, terror takes hold, and my body trembles in horror. 7Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? 8Their descendants are established around them, and their offspring before their eyes.…
Cross References
Job 9:24
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He blindfolds its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?

Job 12:6
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure--those who carry their god in their hands.

Job 12:19
He leads priests away barefoot and overthrows the established.

Psalm 73:3
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is a futility that is done on the earth: There are righteous men who get what the actions of the wicked deserve, and there are wicked men who get what the actions of the righteous deserve. I say that this too is futile.

Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead before You. Yet I wish to contend with You: 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, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing. So why do You tolerate the faithless? Why are You silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?

Treasury of Scripture

Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power?

Wherefore

Job 12:6
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

Psalm 17:10
They are inclosed 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…

mighty

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: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

Revelation 13:2-7
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority…







Lexicon
Why
מַדּ֣וּעַ (mad·dū·a‘)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4069: Why? for what reason?

do the wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

live on,
יִחְי֑וּ (yiḥ·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

growing old
עָ֝תְק֗וּ (‘ā·ṯə·qū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6275: To remove, to grow old, to transcribe

and
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

increasing
גָּ֥בְרוּ (gā·ḇə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1396: To be strong, to prevail, act insolently

in power?
חָֽיִל׃ (ḥā·yil)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength
Verse 7. - Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? Job asks for an explanation of the facts which his own experience has impressed upon him. He has seen that "the wicked live" quite as long as the righteous, that in many cases they attain to a ripe old age, and become among the powerful of the earth. The great "pyramid kings" of Egypt, whose cruel oppressions were remembered down to the time of Herodotus (Herod., 2:124-128), reigned respectively, according to Egyptian tradition, sixty-three and sixty-six years(Manetho ap. Euseb., 'Chronicles Can.,' pars 2.). Rameses II., the cruel oppressor of the Jews, and the Pharaoh from whom Moses fled, had a reign of sixty-seven years ('Hist. of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 2. p. 301). 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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