World English Bible
Job 21 (WEBP)
 Then Job answered,
 “Listen diligently to my speech. Let this be your consolation.
 Allow me, and I also will speak. After I have spoken, mock on.
 As for me, is my complaint to man? Why shouldn’t I be impatient?
 Look at me, and be astonished. Lay your hand on your mouth.
 When I remember, I am troubled. Horror takes hold of my flesh.
 “Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, and grow mighty in power?
 Their child is established with them in their sight, their offspring before their eyes.
 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.
 Their bulls breed without fail. Their cows calve, and don’t miscarry.
 They send out their little ones like a flock. Their children dance.
 They sing to the tambourine and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the pipe.
 They spend their days in prosperity. In an instant they go down to Sheol.°
 They tell God, ‘Depart from us, for we don’t want to know about your ways.
 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What profit should we have, if we pray to him?’
 Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand. The counsel of the wicked is far from me.
 “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?
 How often is it that they are as stubble before the wind, as chaff that the storm carries away?
 You say, ‘God lays up his iniquity for his children.’ Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it.
 Let his own eyes see his destruction. Let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
 For what does he care for his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?
 “Shall any teach God knowledge, since he judges those who are high?
 One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.
 His pails are full of milk. The marrow of his bones is moistened.
 Another dies in bitterness of soul, and never tastes of good.
 They lie down alike in the dust. The worm covers them.
 “Behold, I know your thoughts, the plans with which you would wrong me.
 For you say, ‘Where is the house of the prince? Where is the tent in which the wicked lived?’
 Haven’t you asked wayfaring men? Don’t you know their evidences,
 that the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity, that they are led out to the day of wrath?
 Who will declare his way to his face? Who will repay him what he has done?
 Yet he will be borne to the grave. Men will keep watch over the tomb.
 The clods of the valley will be sweet to him. All men will draw after him, as there were innumerable before him.
 So how can you comfort me with nonsense, because in your answers there remains only falsehood?”
Job 21:13 Sheol is the place of the dead.
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Job 21 (KJVS)
 But Job H347 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799),
 Hear H8085 (8798) diligently H8085 (8800) my speech H4405, and let this be your consolations H8575.
 Suffer H5375 (8798) me that I may speak H1696 (8762); and after H310 that I have spoken H1696 (8763), mock on H3932 (8686).
 As for me, [is] my complaint H7879 to man H120? and if [it were so], why should not my spirit H7307 be troubled H7114 (8799)?
 Mark H6437 (8798) me, and be astonished H8074 (8713), and lay H7760 (8798) [your] hand H3027 upon [your] mouth H6310.
 Even when I remember H2142 (8804) I am afraid H926 (8738), and trembling H6427 taketh hold on H270 (8804) my flesh H1320.
 Wherefore do the wicked H7563 live H2421 (8799), become old H6275 (8804), yea, are mighty H1396 (8804) in power H2428?
 Their seed H2233 is established H3559 (8737) in their sight H6440 with them, and their offspring H6631 before their eyes H5869.
 Their houses H1004 [are] safe H7965 from fear H6343, neither [is] the rod H7626 of God H433 upon them.
 Their bull H7794 gendereth H5674 (8765), and faileth H1602 (8686) not; their cow H6510 calveth H6403 (8762), and casteth not her calf H7921 (8762).
 They send forth H7971 (8762) their little ones H5759 like a flock H6629, and their children H3206 dance H7540 (8762).
 They take H5375 (8799) the timbrel H8596 and harp H3658, and rejoice H8055 (8799) at the sound H6963 of the organ H5748.
 They spend H3615 (8762) (8675) H1086 (8762) their days H3117 in wealth H2896, and in a moment H7281 go down H2865 (8735) (8676) H5181 (8799) to the grave H7585.
 Therefore they say H559 (8799) unto God H410, Depart H5493 (8798) from us; for we desire H2654 (8804) not the knowledge H1847 of thy ways H1870.
 What [is] the Almighty H7706, that we should serve H5647 (8799) him? and what profit H3276 (8686) should we have, if we pray H6293 (8799) unto him?
 Lo, their good H2898 [is] not in their hand H3027: the counsel H6098 of the wicked H7563 is far H7368 (8804) from me.
 How oft is the candle H5216 of the wicked H7563 put out H1846 (8799)! and [how oft] cometh H935 (8799) their destruction H343 upon them! [God] distributeth H2505 (8762) sorrows H2256 in his anger H639.
 They are as stubble H8401 before H6440 the wind H7307, and as chaff H4671 that the storm H5492 carrieth away H1589 (8804).
 God H433 layeth up H6845 (8799) his iniquity H205 for his children H1121: he rewardeth H7999 (8762) him, and he shall know H3045 (8799) [it].
 His eyes H5869 shall see H7200 (8799) his destruction H3589, and he shall drink H8354 (8799) of the wrath H2534 of the Almighty H7706.
 For what pleasure H2656 [hath] he in his house H1004 after H310 him, when the number H4557 of his months H2320 is cut off in the midst H2686 (8795)?
 Shall [any] teach H3925 (8762) God H410 knowledge H1847? seeing he judgeth H8199 (8799) those that are high H7311 (8802).
 One dieth H4191 (8799) in his full H8537 strength H6106, being wholly at ease H7946 and quiet H7961.
 His breasts H5845 are full H4390 (8804) of milk H2461, and his bones H6106 are moistened H8248 (8792) with marrow H4221.
 And another dieth H4191 (8799) in the bitterness H4751 of his soul H5315, and never eateth H398 (8804) with pleasure H2896.
 They shall lie down H7901 (8799) alike H3162 in the dust H6083, and the worms H7415 shall cover H3680 (8762) them.
 Behold, I know H3045 (8804) your thoughts H4284, and the devices H4209 [which] ye wrongfully imagine H2554 (8799) against me.
 For ye say H559 (8799), Where [is] the house H1004 of the prince H5081? and where [are] the dwelling H4908 places H168 of the wicked H7563?
 Have ye not asked H7592 (8804) them that go H5674 (8802) by the way H1870? and do ye not know H5234 (8762) their tokens H226,
 That the wicked H7451 is reserved H2820 (8735) to the day H3117 of destruction H343? they shall be brought forth H2986 (8714) to the day H3117 of wrath H5678.
 Who shall declare H5046 (8686) his way H1870 to his face H6440? and who shall repay H7999 (8762) him [what] he hath done H6213 (8804)?
 Yet shall he be brought H2986 (8714) to the grave H6913, and shall remain H8245 (8799) in the tomb H1430.
 The clods H7263 of the valley H5158 shall be sweet H4985 (8804) unto him, and every man H120 shall draw H4900 (8799) after H310 him, as [there are] innumerable H4557 before H6440 him.
 How then comfort H5162 (8762) ye me in vain H1892, seeing in your answers H8666 there remaineth H7604 (8738) falsehood H4604?
Young’s Literal Translation
Job 21 (YLT)
 And Job answereth and saith:-
 Hear ye diligently my word, And this is your consolation.
 Bear with me, and I speak, And after my speaking-ye may deride.
 I-to man is my complaint? and if so, wherefore May not my temper become short?
 Turn unto me, and be astonished, And put hand to mouth.
 Yea, if I have remembered, then I have been troubled. And my flesh hath taken fright.
 Wherefore do the wicked live? They have become old, Yea, they have been mighty in wealth.
 Their seed is established, Before their face with them, And their offspring before their eyes.
 Their houses are peace without fear, Nor is a rod of God upon them.
 His bullock hath eaten corn, and doth not loath. His cow bringeth forth safely, And doth not miscarry.
 They send forth as a flock their sucklings, And their children skip,
 They lift themselves up at timbrel and harp, And rejoice at the sound of an organ.
 They wear out in good their days, And in a moment to Sheol go down.
 And they say to God, ‘Turn aside from us, And the knowledge of Thy ways We have not desired.
 What is the Mighty One that we serve Him? And what do we profit when we meet with Him?’
 Lo, not in their hand is their good, (The counsel of the wicked Hath been far from me.)
 How oft is the lamp of the wicked extinguished, And come on them doth their calamity? Pangs He apportioneth in His anger.
 They are as straw before wind, And as chaff a hurricane hath stolen away,
 God layeth up for his sons his sorrow, He giveth recompense unto him-and he knoweth.
 His own eyes see his destruction, And of the wrath of the Mighty he drinketh.
 For what is his delight in his house after him, And the number of his months cut off?
 To God doth one teach knowledge, And He the high doth judge?
 This one dieth in his perfect strength, Wholly at ease and quiet.
 His breasts have been full of milk, And marrow his bones doth moisten.
 And this one dieth with a bitter soul, And have not eaten with gladness.
 Together-on the dust they lie down, And the worm doth cover them over.
 Lo, I have known your thoughts, And the devices against me ye do wrongfully.
 For ye say, ‘Where is the house of the noble? And where the tent-The tabernacles of the wicked?’
 Have ye not asked those passing by the way? And their signs do ye not know?
 That to a day of calamity is the wicked spared. To a day of wrath they are brought.
 Who doth declare to his face his way? And for that which he hath done, Who doth give recompence to him?
 And he-to the graves he is brought. And over the heap a watch is kept.
 Sweet to him have been the clods of the valley, And after him every man he draweth, And before him there is no numbering.
 And how do ye comfort me with vanity, And in your answers hath been left trespass?