Job 21:19
New International Version
It is said, 'God stores up the punishment of the wicked for their children.' Let him repay the wicked, so that they themselves will experience it!

New Living Translation
“‘Well,’ you say, ‘at least God will punish their children!’ But I say he should punish the ones who sin, so that they understand his judgment.

English Standard Version
You say, ‘God stores up their iniquity for their children.’ Let him pay it out to them, that they may know it.

Berean Study Bible
It is said that God lays up one’s punishment for his children. Let God repay the man himself, so that he may know it.

New American Standard Bible
"You say, 'God stores away a man's iniquity for his sons.' Let God repay him so that he may know it.

New King James Version
They say, ‘God lays up one’s iniquity for his children’; Let Him recompense him, that he may know it.

King James Bible
God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

Christian Standard Bible
God reserves a person's punishment for his children. Let God repay the person himself, so that he may know it.

Contemporary English Version
You say, "God will punish those sinners' children in place of those sinners." But I say, "Let him punish those sinners themselves until they really feel it.

Good News Translation
You claim God punishes a child for the sins of his father. No! Let God punish the sinners themselves; let him show that he does it because of their sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God reserves a person's punishment for his children. Let God repay the person himself, so that he may know it.

International Standard Version
God stores up their iniquity to repay their children; making them repay so that they may be aware.

NET Bible
You may say, 'God stores up a man's punishment for his children!' Instead let him repay the man himself so that he may know it!

New Heart English Bible
You say, 'God lays up his iniquity for his children.' Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"[You say,] 'God saves a person's punishment for his children.' God should pay back that person so that he would know that it is a punishment.

JPS Tanakh 1917
God layeth up his iniquity for his children!'-- Let Him recompense it unto himself, that he may know it.

New American Standard 1977
You say, ‘God stores away a man’s iniquity for his sons.’ Let God repay him so that he may know it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
God shall lay up his violence for their sons; and he will reward him so that he shall know it.

King James 2000 Bible
God lays up his iniquity for his children: he recompenses him, and he shall know it.

American King James Version
God lays up his iniquity for his children: he rewards him, and he shall know it.

American Standard Version
Ye say , God layeth up his iniquity for his children. Let him recompense it unto himself, that he may know it:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let his substance fail to supply his children: God shall recompense him, and he shall know it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God shall lay up the sorrow of the father for his children: and when he shall repay, then shall he know.

Darby Bible Translation
+God layeth up [the punishment of] his iniquity for his children; he rewardeth him, and he shall know [it]:

English Revised Version
Ye say, God layeth up his iniquity for his children. Let him recompense it unto himself, that he may know it.

Webster's Bible Translation
God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

World English Bible
You say, 'God lays up his iniquity for his children.' Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it.

Young's Literal Translation
God layeth up for his sons his sorrow, He giveth recompense unto him -- and he knoweth.
Study Bible
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
18Are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a storm? 19It is said that God lays up one's punishment for his children. Let God repay the man himself, so that he may know it. 20Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink for himself the wrath of the Almighty.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:5
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on their children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Jeremiah 31:29
"In those days, it will no longer be said: 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and this has set the children's teeth on edge.'

Ezekiel 18:2
"What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel: 'The fathers eat sour grapes, but the children's teeth are set on edge'?

Treasury of Scripture

God lays up his iniquity for his children: he rewards him, and he shall know it.

layeth

Job 22:24
Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

Deuteronomy 32:34
Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

Matthew 6:19,20
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: …

iniquity.

Genesis 4:7
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

Isaiah 53:4-6
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted…

2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

for his

Exodus 20:5
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Psalm 109:9
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

Isaiah 14:21
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.

he rewardeth

Deuteronomy 32:41
If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

2 Samuel 3:39
And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

Psalm 54:5
He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

he shall

Malachi 3:18
Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.







Lexicon
[It is said that] God
אֱל֗וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

lays up
יִצְפֹּן־ (yiṣ·pōn-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6845: To hide, to hoard, reserve, to deny, to protect, to lurk

one's punishment
אוֹנ֑וֹ (’ō·w·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

for his children.
לְבָנָ֥יו (lə·ḇā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

Let God repay the man
יְשַׁלֵּ֖ם (yə·šal·lêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

himself,
אֵלָ֣יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

so that he may know it.
וְיֵדָֽע׃ (wə·yê·ḏā‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know
(19) God layeth up his iniquity (i.e., the punishment of it) for his children, may be the hypothetical reply of the antagonists in the mouth of Job, and the second clause his own retort: "Let him repay it to himself that he may know it."

Verse 19. - God layeth up his iniquity for his children. Job supposes his opponents to make this answer to his arguments. "God," they may say, "punishes the wicked man in his children" (comp. Exodus 20:5). Job does not deny that he may do so, but suggests a better course in the next sentence. He rewardeth him; rather, let him recompense it on himself - let him make the wicked man himself suffer, and then he shall know it. He shall perceive and know that he is receiving the due reward of his wickedness. 21:17-26 Job had described the prosperity of wicked people; in these verses he opposes this to what his friends had maintained about their certain ruin in this life. He reconciles this to the holiness and justice of God. Even while they prosper thus, they are light and worthless, of no account with God, or with wise men. In the height of their pomp and power, there is but a step between them and ruin. Job refers the difference Providence makes between one wicked man and another, into the wisdom of God. He is Judge of all the earth, and he will do right. So vast is the disproportion between time and eternity, that if hell be the lot of every sinner at last, it makes little difference if one goes singing thither, and another sighing. If one wicked man die in a palace, and another in a dungeon, the worm that dies not, and the fire that is not quenched, will be the same to them. Thus differences in this world are not worth perplexing ourselves about.
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