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Job 20 (asv)

Job 20 (asv)

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

20:2Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me,

Even by reason of my haste that is in me.

20:3I have heard the reproof which putteth me to shame;

And the spirit of my understanding answereth me.

20:4Knowest thou not this of old time,

Since man was placed upon earth,

20:5That the triumphing of the wicked is short,

And the joy of the godless but for a moment?

20:6Though his height mount up to the heavens,

And his head reach unto the clouds;

20:7Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung:

They that have seen him shall say, Where is he?

20:8He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found:

Yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

20:9The eye which saw him shall see him no more;

Neither shall his place any more behold him.

20:10His children shall seek the favor of the poor,

And his hands shall give back his wealth.

20:11His bones are full of his youth,

But it shall lie down with him in the dust. \\ \\

20:12Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth,

Though he hide it under his tongue,

20:13Though he spare it, and will not let it go,

But keep it still within his mouth;

20:14Yet his food in his bowels is turned,

It is the gall of asps within him.

20:15He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again;

God will cast them out of his belly.

20:16He shall suck the poison of asps:

The viper's tongue shall slay him.

20:17He shall not look upon the rivers,

The flowing streams of honey and butter.

20:18That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down;

According to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice.

20:19For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor;

He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up. \\ \\

20:20Because he knew no quietness within him,

He shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth.

20:21There was nothing left that he devoured not;

Therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

20:22In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits:

The hand of every one that is in misery shall come upon him.

20:23When he is about to fill his belly, God will cast the fierceness of his wrath upon him,

And will rain it upon him while he is eating.

20:24He shall flee from the iron weapon,

And the bow of brass shall strike him through.

20:25He draweth it forth, and it cometh out of his body;

Yea, the glittering point cometh out of his gall:

Terrors are upon him.

20:26All darkness is laid up for his treasures:

A fire not blown by man shall devour him;

It shall consume that which is left in his tent.

20:27The heavens shall reveal his iniquity,

And the earth shall rise up against him.

20:28The increase of his house shall depart;

His goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.

20:29This is the portion of a wicked man from God,

And the heritage appointed unto him by God.


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Following Entry: Job 21