Job 21:17
Good News Translation
Was a wicked person's light ever put out? Did one of them ever meet with disaster? Did God ever punish the wicked in anger

Contemporary English Version
How often does God become angry and send disaster and darkness to punish sinners?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How often shall the lamp of the wicked be put out, and a deluge come upon them, and he shall distribute the sorrows of his wrath?

New American Bible
How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? How often does destruction come upon them, the portion God allots in his anger?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

How often shall the lamp of the wicked be put out, and a deluge come upon them, and he shall distribute the sorrows of his wrath?

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Job 18:5,6,18 Shall not the light of the wicked be extinguished, and the flame of his fire not shine? . . .

Proverbs 13:9 The light of the just giveth joy: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Proverbs 20:20 He that curseth his father, and mother, his lamp shall be put out in the midst of darkness.

Proverbs 24:20 For evil men have no hope of things to come, and the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Matthew 25:8 And the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out.

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Psalm 32:10 Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy shall encompass him that hopeth in the Lord.

Psalm 90:7-9 For in thy wrath we have fainted away: and are troubled in thy indignation. . . .

Luke 12:46 The lord of that servant will come in the day that he hopeth not, and at the hour that he knoweth not: and shall separate him and shall appoint him his portion with unbelievers.

Romans 2:8,9 But to them that are contentious and who obey not the truth but give credit to iniquity, wrath and indignation. . . .

Context
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
16Yet because their good things are not in their hand, may the counsel of the wicked be far from me. 17How often shall the lamp of the wicked be put out, and a deluge come upon them, and he shall distribute the sorrows of his wrath?18They shall be as chaff before the face of the wind, and as ashes which the whirlwind scattereth.…
Cross References
Job 18:5
Shall not the light of the wicked be extinguished, and the flame of his fire not shine?

Job 18:6
The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and the lamp that is over him, shall be put out.

Job 21:30
Because the wicked man is reserved to the day of destruction, and he shall be brought to the day of wrath.

Job 31:2
For what part should God from above have in me, and what inheritance the Almighty from on high?

Job 31:3
Is not destruction to the wicked, and aversion to them that work iniquity?

Proverbs 24:20
For evil men have no hope of things to come, and the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Additional Translations
How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? Does disaster come upon them? Does God, in His anger, apportion destruction?How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft comes their destruction on them! God distributes sorrows in his anger.

How oft is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out? That their calamity cometh upon them? That God distributeth sorrows in his anger?

Nevertheless, the lamp of the ungodly also shall be put out, and destruction shall come upon them, and pangs of vengeance shall seize them.

How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, and cometh their calamity upon them? Doth he distribute sorrows [to them] in his anger?

How oft is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out? that their calamity cometh upon them? that God distributeth sorrows in his anger?

How oft is the candle of the wicked put out? and how oft cometh their destruction upon them? God distributeth sorrows in his anger.

"How often is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out, that their calamity comes on them, that God distributes sorrows in his anger?

How oft is the lamp of the wicked extinguished, And come on them doth their calamity? Pangs He apportioneth in His anger.
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