Job 21:7
Good News Translation
Why does God let evil people live, let them grow old and prosper?

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

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

New American Bible
Why do the wicked keep on living, grow old, become mighty in power?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why then do the wicked live, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches?

Wherefore

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:

Psalm 17:10 They have shut up their fat: their mouth hath spoken proudly.

Psalm 73:3-12 Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners. . . .

Jeremiah 12:1-3 Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly? . . .

Habakkuk 1:15,16 He lifted up all them with his hook, he drew them in his drag, and gathered them into his net: for this he will be glad and rejoice. . . .

mighty

Psalm 37:35 I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus.

Daniel 4:17 The tree which thou sawest, which was high and strong, whose height reached to the skies, and the sight thereof into all the earth:

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. And the dragon gave him his own strength and great power. . . .

Revelation 17:2-4 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication. And they who inhabit the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her whoredom. . . .

Context
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
6As for me, when I remember, I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh. 7Why then do the wicked live, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches?8Their seed continueth before them, a multitude of kinsmen, and of children's children in their sight.…
Cross References
Job 9:24
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked, he covereth the face of the judges thereof: and if it be not he, who is it then?

Job 12:6
The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:

Job 12:19
He leadeth away priests without glory, and overthroweth nobles.

Psalm 73:3
Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners.

Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is also another vanity, which is done upon the earth. There are just men to whom evils happen, as though they had done the works of the wicked: and there are wicked men, who are as secure as though they had the deeds of the just: but this also I judge most vain.

Jeremiah 12:1
Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly?

Habakkuk 1:13
Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself?

Additional Translations
Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wherefore do the wicked live? They have become old, Yea, they have been mighty in wealth.
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