Job 21:17

“How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How oft is the candle of the wicked put out? and how oft commeth their destruction vpon them? God distributeth sorrowes in his anger.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, Or does their calamity fall on them? Does God apportion destruction in His anger?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How oft is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out? That their calamity cometh upon them? That `God' distributeth sorrows in his anger?
- American Standard Version (1901)

How frequently is the light of the evil-doers put out, or does trouble come on them? how frequently does his wrath take them with cords?
- Basic English Bible

How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, and cometh their calamity upon them? Doth he distribute sorrows [to them] in his anger?
- Darby Bible

How oft is the candle of the wicked put out? and how oft cometh their destruction upon them? God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
- Webster's Bible

How often is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out, that their calamity comes on them, that God distributes sorrows in his anger?
- World English Bible

How oft is the lamp of the wicked extinguished, And come on them doth their calamity? Pangs He apportioneth in His anger.
- Youngs Literal Bible

How oft is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out? that their calamity cometh upon them? that He distributeth pains in His anger?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 21:17


21:17 Often - I grant that this happens often though not constantly, as you affirm. Lamp - Their glory and outward happiness.


Discussion for Job 21:17

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