Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?
"Why do the wicked still live, Continue on, also become very powerful?
"The truth is that the wicked live to a good old age. They grow old and wealthy.
Why do the wicked have it so good, live to a ripe old age and get rich?
Why is life given to the evil-doers? why do they become old and strong in power?
Why do the wicked live on, reach old age, and grow mighty in power?
Why do the wicked live and become old, Yes, become mighty in power?
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1 sn A. B. Davidson (Job, 154) clarifies that Job’s question is of a universal scope. In the government of God, why do the wicked exist at all? The verb could be translated “continue to live.”
2 tn The verb עָתַק (’ataq) means “to move; to proceed; to advance.” Here it is “to advance in years” or “to grow old.” This clause could serve as an independent clause, a separate sentence; but it more likely continues the question of the first colon and is parallel to the verb “live.”