1: And Job answereth and saith: -- 2: Hear ye diligently my word, And this is your consolation. 3: Bear with me, and I speak, And after my speaking -- ye may deride. 4: I -- to man [is] my complaint? and if [so], wherefore May not my temper become short? 5: Turn unto me, and be astonished, And put hand to mouth. 6: Yea, if I have remembered, then I have been troubled. And my flesh hath taken fright. 7: Wherefore do the wicked live? They have become old, Yea, they have been mighty in wealth. 8: Their seed is established, Before their face with them, And their offspring before their eyes. 9: Their houses [are] peace without fear, Nor [is] a rod of God upon them. 10: His bullock hath eaten corn, and doth not loath. His cow bringeth forth safely, And doth not miscarry. 11: They send forth as a flock their sucklings, And their children skip, 12: They lift [themselves] up at timbrel and harp, And rejoice at the sound of an organ. 13: They wear out in good their days, And in a moment [to] Sheol go down. 14: And they say to God, 'Turn aside from us, And the knowledge of Thy ways We have not desired. 15: What [is] the Mighty One that we serve Him? And what do we profit when we meet with Him?' 16: Lo, not in their hand [is] their good, (The counsel of the wicked Hath been far from me.) 17: How oft is the lamp of the wicked extinguished, And come on them doth their calamity? Pangs He apportioneth in His anger. 18: They are as straw before wind, And as chaff a hurricane hath stolen away, 19: God layeth up for his sons his sorrow, He giveth recompense unto him -- and he knoweth. 20: His own eyes see his destruction, And of the wrath of the Mighty he drinketh. 21: For what [is] his delight in his house after him, And the number of his months cut off? 22: To God doth [one] teach knowledge, And He the high doth judge? 23: This [one] dieth in his perfect strength, Wholly at ease and quiet. 24: His breasts have been full of milk, And marrow his bones doth moisten. 25: And this [one] dieth with a bitter soul, And have not eaten with gladness. 26: Together -- on the dust they lie down, And the worm doth cover them over. 27: Lo, I have known your thoughts, And the devices against me ye do wrongfully. 28: For ye say, 'Where [is] the house of the noble? And where the tent -- The tabernacles of the wicked?' 29: Have ye not asked those passing by the way? And their signs do ye not know? 30: That to a day of calamity is the wicked spared. To a day of wrath they are brought. 31: Who doth declare to his face his way? And [for] that which he hath done, Who doth give recompence to him? 32: And he -- to the graves he is brought. And over the heap a watch is kept. 33: Sweet to him have been the clods of the valley, And after him every man he draweth, And before him there is no numbering. 34: And how do ye comfort me [with] vanity, And in your answers hath been left trespass?