Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?
Cross ReferencesJob 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?
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure--those who carry their god in their hands.
He leads priests away barefoot and overthrows the established.
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
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.
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?
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?
Chapter Outline1. Job shows that even in the judgment of man he has reason to be grieved
7. Sometimes the wicked prosper, though they despise God
16. Sometimes their destruction is manifest
21. The happy and unhappy are alike in death
27. The judgment of the wicked is in another world
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