Job 36:21
Good News Translation
Be careful not to turn to evil; your suffering was sent to keep you from it.

Contemporary English Version
Be on guard! Don't turn to evil as a way of escape.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beware thou turn not aside to iniquity: for this thou hast begun to follow after misery.

New American Bible
Be careful; do not turn to evil; for this you have preferred to affliction.

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Beware thou turn not aside to iniquity: for this thou hast begun to follow after misery.

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Psalm 66:18 If I have looked at iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

Ezekiel 14:4 Therefore speak to them, and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Man, man of the house of Israel that shall place his uncleannesses in his heart, and set up the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and shall come to the prophet inquiring of me by him: I the Lord will answer him according to the multitude of his uncleannesses:

Matthew 5:29,30 And if thy right eye scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee. For it is expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than thy whole body be cast into hell. . . .

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Job 34:7-9 What man is there like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water? . . .

Job 35:3 For thou saidst: That which is right doth not please thee: or what will it profit thee if I sin?

Daniel 3:16-18 Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, answered, and said to king Nabuchodonosor: We have no occasion to answer thee concerning this matter. . . .

Daniel 6:10 Now, when Daniel knew this, that is to say, that the law was made, he went into his house: and opening the windows in his upper chamber towards Jerusalem, he knelt down three times a day, and adored and gave thanks before his God, as he had been accustomed to do before.

Matthew 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but is only for a time: and when there ariseth tribulation and persecution because of the word, he is presently scandalized.

Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Acts 5:40,41 And calling in the apostles, after they had scourged them, they charged them that they should not speak at all in the name of Jesus. And they dismissed them. . . .

Hebrews 11:25 Rather choosing to be afflicted with the people of God than to have the pleasure of sin for a time:

1 Peter 3:17 For it is better doing well (if such be the will of God) to suffer than doing ill.

1 Peter 4:15,16 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or a railer or coveter of other men's things. . . .

Context
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
20Prolong not the night that people may come up for them. 21Beware thou turn not aside to iniquity: for this thou hast begun to follow after misery.22Behold, God is high in his strength, and none is like him among the lawgivers.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:25
Rather choosing to be afflicted with the people of God than to have the pleasure of sin for a time:

Job 36:8
And if they shall be in chains, and be bound with the cords of poverty:

Job 36:10
He also shall open their ear, to correct them: and shall speak, that they may return from iniquity.

Job 36:15
He shall deliver the poor out of his distress, and shall open his ear in affliction.

Psalm 31:6
Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord:

Psalm 66:18
If I have looked at iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

Additional Translations
Be careful not to turn to iniquity, for this you have preferred to affliction.Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this have you chosen rather than affliction.

Take heed, regard not iniquity: For this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

But take heed lest thou do that which is wrong: for of this thou has made choice because of poverty.

Take heed, turn not to iniquity; for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

Take heed, don't regard iniquity; for you have chosen this rather than affliction.

Take heed -- do not turn unto iniquity, For on this thou hast fixed Rather than on affliction.
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