Job 20:1-9 NIV


1 Then Zophar the Naamathite1 replied:

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2 "My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed.2

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3 I hear a rebuke3 that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply.

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4 "Surely you know how it has been from of old,4 ever since mana was placed on the earth,

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5 that the mirth of the wicked5 is brief, the joy of the godless6 lasts but a moment.7

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6 Though his pride8 reaches to the heavens9 and his head touches the clouds,10

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7 he will perish forever,11 like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'12

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8 Like a dream13 he flies away,14 no more to be found, banished15 like a vision of the night.16
9 The eye that saw him will not see him again; his place will look on him no more.17

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