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Job 20 (WEBP)

[1] Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,
[2] “Therefore my thoughts answer me, even by reason of my haste that is in me.
[3] I have heard the reproof which puts me to shame. The spirit of my understanding answers me.
[4] Don’t you know this from old time, since man was placed on earth,
[5] that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?
[6] Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,
[7] yet he will perish forever like his own dung. Those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’
[8] He will fly away as a dream, and will not be found. Yes, he will be chased away like a vision of the night.
[9] The eye which saw him will see him no more, neither will his place see him any more.
[10] His children will seek the favor of the poor. His hands will give back his wealth.
[11] His bones are full of his youth, but youth will lie down with him in the dust.
[12] “Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue,
[13] though he spare it, and will not let it go, but keep it still within his mouth,
[14] yet his food in his bowels is turned. It is cobra venom within him.
[15] He has swallowed down riches, and he will vomit them up again. God will cast them out of his belly.
[16] He will suck cobra venom. The viper’s tongue will kill him.
[17] He will not look at the rivers, the flowing streams of honey and butter.
[18] He will restore that for which he labored, and will not swallow it down. He will not rejoice according to the substance that he has gotten.
[19] For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he will not build it up.
[20] “Because he knew no quietness within him, he will not save anything of that in which he delights.
[21] There was nothing left that he didn’t devour, therefore his prosperity will not endure.
[22] In the fullness of his sufficiency, distress will overtake him. The hand of everyone who is in misery will come on him.
[23] When he is about to fill his belly, God will cast the fierceness of his wrath on him. It will rain on him while he is eating.
[24] He will flee from the iron weapon. The bronze arrow will strike him through.
[25] He draws it out, and it comes out of his body. Yes, the glittering point comes out of his liver. Terrors are on him.
[26] All darkness is laid up for his treasures. An unfanned fire will devour him. It will consume that which is left in his tent.
[27] The heavens will reveal his iniquity. The earth will rise up against him.
[28] The increase of his house will depart. They will rush away in the day of his wrath.
[29] This is the portion of a wicked man from God, the heritage appointed to him by God.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 20 (KJVS)

[1] Then answered () Zophar the Naamathite , and said (),
[2] Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer (), and for [this] I make haste ().
[3] I have heard () the check of my reproach , and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer ().
[4] Knowest () thou [not] this of old , since man was placed () upon earth ,
[5] That the triumphing of the wicked [is] short , and the joy of the hypocrite [but] for a moment ?
[6] Though his excellency mount up () to the heavens , and his head reach () unto the clouds ;
[7] [Yet] he shall perish () for ever like his own dung : they which have seen () him shall say (), Where [is] he?
[8] He shall fly away () as a dream , and shall not be found (): yea, he shall be chased away () as a vision of the night .
[9] The eye also [which] saw () him shall [see him] no more (); neither shall his place any more behold () him.
[10] His children shall seek to please () the poor , and his hands shall restore () their goods .
[11] His bones are full () [of the sin] of his youth , which shall lie down () with him in the dust .
[12] Though wickedness be sweet () in his mouth , [though] he hide () it under his tongue ;
[13] [Though] he spare () it, and forsake () it not; but keep it still () within his mouth :
[14] [Yet] his meat in his bowels is turned (), [it is] the gall of asps within him.
[15] He hath swallowed down () riches , and he shall vomit them up again (): God shall cast them out () of his belly .
[16] He shall suck () the poison of asps : the viper’s tongue shall slay () him.
[17] He shall not see () the rivers , the floods , the brooks of honey and butter .
[18] That which he laboured for shall he restore (), and shall not swallow [it] down (): according to [his] substance [shall] the restitution [be], and he shall not rejoice () [therein].
[19] Because he hath oppressed () [and] hath forsaken () the poor ; [because] he hath violently taken away () an house which he builded () not;
[20] Surely he shall not feel () quietness in his belly , he shall not save () of that which he desired ().
[21] There shall none of his meat be left ; therefore shall no man look () for his goods .
[22] In the fulness () (8675) () of his sufficiency he shall be in straits (): every hand of the wicked shall come () upon him.
[23] [When] he is about to fill () his belly , [God] shall cast () the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain () [it] upon him while he is eating .
[24] He shall flee () from the iron weapon , [and] the bow of steel shall strike him through ().
[25] It is drawn (), and cometh out () of the body ; yea, the glittering sword cometh out () of his gall : terrors [are] upon him.
[26] All darkness [shall be] hid () in his secret places (): a fire not blown () shall consume () him; it shall go ill () with him that is left in his tabernacle .
[27] The heaven shall reveal () his iniquity ; and the earth shall rise up () against him.
[28] The increase of his house shall depart (), [and his goods] shall flow away () in the day of his wrath .
[29] This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God , and the heritage appointed unto him by God .

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 20 (YLT)

[1] And Zophar the Naamathite answereth and saith:-
[2] Therefore my thoughts cause me to answer, And because of my sensations in me.
[3] The chastisement of my shame I hear, And the spirit of mine understanding Doth cause me to answer:
[4] This hast thou known from antiquity? Since the placing of man on earth?
[5] That the singing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,
[6] Though his excellency go up to the heavens, And his head against a cloud he strike-
[7] As his own dung for ever he doth perish, His beholders say: ‘Where is he?’
[8] As a dream he fleeth, and they find him not, And he is driven away as a vision of the night,
[9] The eye hath not seen him, and addeth not. And not again doth his place behold him.
[10] His sons do the poor oppress, And his hands give back his wealth.
[11] His bones have been full of his youth, And with him on the dust it lieth down.
[12] Though he doth sweeten evil in his mouth, Doth hide it under his tongue,
[13] Hath pity on it, and doth not forsake it, And keep it back in the midst of his palate,
[14] His food in his bowels is turned, The bitterness of asps is in his heart.
[15] Wealth he hath swallowed, and doth vomit it. From his belly God driveth it out.
[16] Gall of asps he sucketh, Slay him doth the tongue of a viper.
[17] He looketh not on rivulets, Flowing of brooks of honey and butter.
[18] He is giving back what he laboured for, And doth not consume it; As a bulwark is his exchange, and he exults not.
[19] For he oppressed-he forsook the poor, A house he hath taken violently away, And he doth not build it.
[20] For he hath not known ease in his belly. With his desirable thing he delivereth not himself.
[21] There is not a remnant to his food, Therefore his good doth not stay.
[22] In the fulness of his sufficiency he is straitened. Every perverse hand doth meet him.
[23] It cometh to pass, at the filling of his belly, He sendeth forth against him The fierceness of His anger, Yea, He raineth on him in his eating.
[24] He fleeth from an iron weapon, Pass through him doth a bow of brass.
[25] One hath drawn, And it cometh out from the body, And a glittering weapon from his gall proceedeth. On him are terrors.
[26] All darkness is hid for his treasures, Consume him doth a fire not blown, Broken is the remnant in his tent.
[27] Reveal do the heavens his iniquity, And earth is raising itself against him.
[28] Remove doth the increase of his house, Poured forth in a day of His anger.
[29] This is the portion of a wicked man from God. And an inheritance appointed him by God.