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Job 20

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

Job 20:2
Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

Job 20:3
I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.

Job 20:4
Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,

Job 20:5  
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Job 20:6  
Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;

Job 20:7  
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

Job 20:8  
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

Job 20:9  
The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.

Job 20:10  
His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.

Job 20:11  
His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

Job 20:12  
Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

Job 20:13  
Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:

Job 20:14  
Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.

Job 20:15  
He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

Job 20:16  
He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

Job 20:17  
He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.

Job 20:18  
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.

Job 20:19  
Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;

Job 20:20  
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

Job 20:21  
There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.

Job 20:22  
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

Job 20:23  
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.

Job 20:24  
He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

Job 20:25  
It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him.

Job 20:26  
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.

Job 20:27  
The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.

Job 20:28  
The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.

Job 20:29  
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.


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