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Job 20 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:
2 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for [this] I make haste. 2 "My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed.
3 I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer. 3 I hear a rebuke that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply.
4 Knowest thou [not] this of old, since man was placed upon earth, 4 "Surely you know how it has been from of old, ever since man was placed on the earth,
5 That the triumphing of the wicked [is] short, and the joy of the hypocrite [but] for a moment? 5 that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
6 Though his excellence shall mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds; 6 Though his pride reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds,
7 [Yet] he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they who have seen him shall say, Where [is] he? 7 he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'
8 He shall fly away as a dream, and will not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night. 8 Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.
9 The eye also [which] saw him shall [see him] no more; neither shall his place any more behold him. 9 The eye that saw him will not see him again; his place will look on him no more.
10 His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods. 10 His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth.
11 His bones are full [of the sin] of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust. 11 The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie with him in the dust.
12 Though wickedness may be sweet in his mouth, [though] he may hide it under his tongue; 12 "Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue,
13 [Though] he may spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth: 13 though he cannot bear to let it go and keeps it in his mouth,
14 [Yet] his food in his bowels is turned, [it is] the gall of asps within him. 14 yet his food will turn sour in his stomach; it will become the venom of serpents within him.
15 He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly. 15 He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up.
16 He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him. 16 He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him.
17 He shall not see the river, the floods, the brooks of honey and buttermilk. 17 He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream.
18 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow [it]: according to [his] substance [shall] the restitution [be], and he shall not rejoice [in it]. 18 What he toiled for he must give back uneaten; he will not enjoy the profit from his trading.
19 Because he hath oppressed [and] hath forsaken the poor; [because] he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build. 19 For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build.
20 Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired. 20 "Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure.
21 There shall none of his food be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods. 21 Nothing is left for him to devour; his prosperity will not endure.
22 In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him. 22 In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him; the full force of misery will come upon him.
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. 23 When he has filled his belly, God will vent his burning anger against him and rain down his blows upon him.
24 He shall flee from the iron weapon, [and] the bow of steel shall strike him through. 24 Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him.
25 It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yes, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors [are] upon him. 25 He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him;
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. 26 total darkness lies in wait for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.
27 The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him. 27 The heavens will expose his guilt; the earth will rise up against him.
28 The increase of his house shall depart, [and his goods] shall flow away in the day of his wrath. 28 A flood will carry off his house, rushing waters on the day of God's wrath.
29 This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God. 29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God."