Job 2:3-6

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Job 21:7-13: Why do the wicked live and become old, yes, become mighty in power? Their descendants are established with them in their sight, and their offspring before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. Their bull breeds without failure; their cow calves without miscarriage. They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. They sing to the tambourine and harp, and rejoice to the sound of the flute. They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

Psalms 55:23: But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction; bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in You.
Proverbs 10:27-31: The fear of the Lord prolongs days, but the years of the wicked will be shortened. The hope of the righteous will be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked will perish. The way of the Lord is strength for the upright, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not inhabit the earth. The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out.

Job says that the lives of the wicked are long and prosperous, but Psalms and Proverbs say that the lives of the wicked are cut short.

The first passage was spoken by Job to the group of people who were visiting him after the loss of his family and possessions. There's no guarantee that his statements are actually true, especially since he was in extreme pain and distress at this point.


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