JOB 20

Jb 20:1Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,

Jb 20:2Because of this, my disquieting thoughts answer me; / And hence my haste is in me.

Jb 20:3I hear the reproof that humiliates me, / And the spirit of my understanding answers me.

Jb 20:4Do you not know this from of old, / Since man was set upon the earth,

Jb 20:5That the joyous shouting of the wicked is short, / And the rejoicing of the profane is but for a moment?

Jb 20:6Though his arrogance goes up to heaven, / And his head touches the clouds;

Jb 20:7Like his own dung he perishes forever; / Those who have seen him say, Where is he?

Jb 20:8Like a dream he flies away and is not found; / Indeed he is chased away like a vision of the night.

Jb 20:9The eye looks on him then sees him no more, / Nor does his place observe him anymore.

Jb 20:10His children seek the favor of the poor, / And his hands return his wealth.

Jb 20:11His bones are full of youthful vigor, / Yet it lies down with him in the dust.

Jb 20:12Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, / Though he hides it under his tongue,

Jb 20:13Though he favors it and will not forsake it, / But holds it in his mouth;

Jb 20:14His food in his bowels is changed; / It is the venom of asps within him.

Jb 20:15He swallows down riches and vomits them up; / God casts them forth from his stomach.

Jb 20:16He sucks the poison of asps; / The tongue of the viper slays him.

Jb 20:17He will not look on the rivers, / The streams flowing with honey and butter.

Jb 20:18He will return what he toiled for and will not swallow it down; / And he will not rejoice according to the wealth of his trading.

Jb 20:19For he has oppressed and abandoned the poor; / He has violently seized a house that he did not build.

Jb 20:20Because he knew no respite in his craving, / Of that which he desired he will save nothing.

Jb 20:21There will be nothing left of what he has devoured; / Thus his prosperity will not endure.

Jb 20:22In the fullness of his sufficiency he will be distressed; / The hand of everyone in trouble will come against him.

Jb 20:23In order to fill his belly, / God will send the burning fierceness of His wrath on him / And will rain it upon him as his food.

Jb 20:24He will flee from the iron weapon, / But the bronze bow will strike him through.

Jb 20:25He draws the arrow out, and it comes out of his body; / Indeed the glittering point goes forth from his gall. / Terrors come upon him.

Jb 20:26Total darkness is laid up as his treasures; / A fire not fanned by man will devour him; / It will feed on what is left in his tent.

Jb 20:27The heavens will reveal his iniquity, / And the earth will rise up against him.

Jb 20:28The increase of his house will depart / As things swept away in the day of His wrath.

Jb 20:29This is the wicked man’s portion from God / And the inheritance decreed to him by God.

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