Job 9:22–23; Job 9:30–31; Job 21:7; Job 21:15; Job 24:1; Job 35:3; Malachi 3:14
22 It is all one; therefore I say,
‘He zdestroys both the blameless and the wicked.’
23 When adisaster brings sudden death,
he mocks at the calamity1 of the innocent.
30 If I wash myself with snow
and ncleanse my hands with lye,
31 yet you will plunge me into a pit,
and my own clothes will oabhor me.
7 oWhy do the wicked live,
reach old age, and grow mighty in power?
15 aWhat is the Almighty, that we should serve him?
And what bprofit do we get if we pray to him?’
24 “Why are lnot times of judgment mkept by the Almighty,
and why do those who know him never see his ndays?
3 that you ask, w‘What advantage have I?
How am I better off than if I had sinned?’
14 You have said, i‘It is vain to serve God. jWhat is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts?