Job 20:5-29 NIV

5 that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.

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6 Though the pride of the godless person reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds,

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

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

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10 His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth.

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      11 The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie with him in the dust.

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      12 “Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue,

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      13 though he cannot bear to let it go and lets it linger in his mouth,

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      14 yet his food will turn sour in his stomach; it will become the venom of serpents within him.

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      15 He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up.

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          16 He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him.

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          17 He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream.

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          18 What he toiled for he must give back uneaten; he will not enjoy the profit from his trading.

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              19 For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build.

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              20 “Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure.

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              21 Nothing is left for him to devour; his prosperity will not endure.

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              22 In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him; the full force of misery will come upon him.

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              23 When he has filled his belly, God will vent his burning anger against him and rain down his blows on him.

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              24 Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him.

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              25 He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him;

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              26 total darkness lies in wait for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.

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              27 The heavens will expose his guilt; the earth will rise up against him.

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              28 A flood will carry off his house, rushing watersa on the day of God’s wrath.

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                •  20:28 - Or "The possessions in his house will be carried off," / "washed away"
                  29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God.”

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