Job 21

21:1–34 Job closes this second cycle with a firm rejection of the friends’ arguments that the wicked always suffer. Note how he alludes to their very words. Cf. 20:11 with 21:7; 8:19 with 21:8; 18:5 with 21:17; 5:4 and 20:10 with 21:19; 20:5–7 with 21:28–30.