14 Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways.

Other Translations of Job 21:14

King James Version

14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

English Standard Version

14 They say to God, 'Depart from us! We do not desire the knowledge of your ways.

The Message

14 They say to God, 'Get lost! We've no interest in you or your ways.

New King James Version

14 Yet they say to God, 'Depart from us, For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.

New Living Translation

14 And yet they say to God, 'Go away. We want no part of you and your ways.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 21:14

Commentary on Job 21:7-16

(Read Job 21:7-16)

Job says, Remarkable judgments are sometimes brought upon notorious sinners, but not always. Wherefore is it so? This is the day of God's patience; and, in some way or other, he makes use of the prosperity of the wicked to serve his own counsels, while it ripens them for ruin; but the chief reason is, because he will make it appear there is another world. These prospering sinners make light of God and religion, as if because they have so much of this world, they had no need to look after another. But religion is not a vain thing. If it be so to us, we may thank ourselves for resting on the outside of it. Job shows their folly.