Job
Chapter 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.