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14 They say to God, ‘Leave us alone!
    We do not desire to know your ways.
15 What is the Almighty,[a] that we should serve him?
    And what profit do we get if we pray to him?’
16 Is not their prosperity indeed their own achievement?[b]
    The plans of the wicked are repugnant to me.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 21:15 Traditional rendering of Heb Shaddai
  2. Job 21:16 Heb in their hand

14 Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone!(A)
    We have no desire to know your ways.(B)
15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him?
    What would we gain by praying to him?’(C)
16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands,
    so I stand aloof from the plans of the wicked.(D)

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