New Defender's Study Bible Notes
21:7 mighty in power. Job here reminds his accusers (Job 21:7-13) that, contrary to their blanket pronouncements, the wicked do often prosper, enjoy a long life and seem content. This has been noted as a problem by other Biblical writers (e.g., Jeremiah 12:1-2; Psalm 73:3-12), and is surely a problem to us today as well. God’s punishments and rewards are not confined to our lives on earth. The fact that a wicked man may prosper while a righteous man is suffering is not necessarily a measure of God’s approval or disapproval. Note such Scriptures as Proverbs 16:4; Romans 9:18-23; II Corinthians 4:17; Romans 8:28; etc.
21:10 gendereth. That is, “breeds.”
21:15 What is the Almighty. Those who do not believe in God, while prospering in the world, will not fear His judgments, and so live as they please. But “the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction” (Job 21:30).
21:15 what profit. Job is here citing the philosophy of the wicked, not his own philosophy. Yet Elihu later quotes him out of context (Job 34:9).
21:24 His breasts. The word is not the usual word for “breasts,” and only occurs this once in the Bible. Its probable connotation here is “containers” or “pails.”