23 One person dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease,

Other Translations of Job 21:23

King James Version

23 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

English Standard Version

23 One dies in his full vigor, being wholly at ease and secure,

The Message

23 Some people die in the prime of life, with everything going for them -

New King James Version

23 One dies in his full strength, Being wholly at ease and secure;

New Living Translation

23 One person dies in prosperity, completely comfortable and secure,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 21:23

Commentary on Job 21:17-26

(Read Job 21:17-26)

Job had described the prosperity of wicked people; in these verses he opposes this to what his friends had maintained about their certain ruin in this life. He reconciles this to the holiness and justice of God. Even while they prosper thus, they are light and worthless, of no account with God, or with wise men. In the height of their pomp and power, there is but a step between them and ruin. Job refers the difference Providence makes between one wicked man and another, into the wisdom of God. He is Judge of all the earth, and he will do right. So vast is the disproportion between time and eternity, that if hell be the lot of every sinner at last, it makes little difference if one goes singing thither, and another sighing. If one wicked man die in a palace, and another in a dungeon, the worm that dies not, and the fire that is not quenched, will be the same to them. Thus differences in this world are not worth perplexing ourselves about.