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Job 21:16

Context
NET ©

But their prosperity is not their own doing. 1  The counsel of the wicked is far from me! 2 

NIV ©

But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked.

NASB ©

"Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand; The counsel of the wicked is far from me.

NLT ©

But their prosperity is not of their own doing, so I will have nothing to do with that kind of thinking.

MSG ©

But they're wrong, dead wrong--they're not gods. It's beyond me how they can carry on like this!

BBE ©

Truly, is not their well-being in their power? (The purpose of the evil-doers is far from me.)

NRSV ©

Is not their prosperity indeed their own achievement? The plans of the wicked are repugnant to me.

NKJV ©

Indeed their prosperity is not in their hand; The counsel of the wicked is far from me.


KJV
Lo, their good
<02898>
[is] not in their hand
<03027>_:
the counsel
<06098>
of the wicked
<07563>
is far
<07368> (8804)
from me.
NASB ©
"Behold
<02005>
, their prosperity
<02898>
is not in their hand
<03027>
; The counsel
<06098>
of the wicked
<07563>
is far
<07368>
from me.
HEBREW
ynm
<04480>
hqxr
<07368>
Myesr
<07563>
tue
<06098>
Mbwj
<02898>
Mdyb
<03027>
al
<03808>
Nh (21:16)
<02005>
LXXM
en
<1722
PREP
cersin
<5495
N-DPF
gar
<1063
PRT
hn
<1510
V-IAI-3S
autwn
<846
D-GPM
ta
<3588
T-NPN
agaya
<18
A-NPN
erga
<2041
N-NPN
de
<1161
PRT
asebwn
<765
A-GPM
ouk
<3364
ADV
efora {V-PAI-3S}
NET © [draft] ITL
But their prosperity
<02898>
is not their own doing
<03027>
. The counsel
<06098>
of the wicked
<07563>
is far
<07368>
from
<04480>
me!
NET ©

But their prosperity is not their own doing. 1  The counsel of the wicked is far from me! 2 

NET © Notes

tn Heb “is not in their hand.”

sn The implication of this statement is that their well-being is from God, which is the problem Job is raising in the chapter. A number of commentators make it a question, interpreting it to mean that the wicked enjoy prosperity as if it is their right. Some emend the text to say “his hands” – Gordis reads it, “Indeed, our prosperity is not in his hands.”

sn Even though their life seems so good in contrast to his own plight, Job cannot and will not embrace their principles – “far be from me their counsel.”



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