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Job 20

ASV 1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, NIV 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: ASV 2 Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, Even by reason of my haste that is in me. NIV 2 "My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed. ASV 3 I have heard the reproof which putteth me to shame; And the spirit of my understanding answereth me. NIV 3 I hear a rebuke that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply. ASV 4 Knowest thou [not] this of old time, Since man was placed upon earth, NIV 4 "Surely you know how it has been from of old, ever since man was placed on the earth, ASV 5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless but for a moment? NIV 5 that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment. ASV 6 Though his height mount up to the heavens, And his head reach unto the clouds; NIV 6 Though his pride reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds, ASV 7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: They that have seen him shall say, Where is he? NIV 7 he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?' ASV 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. NIV 8 Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night. ASV 9 The eye which saw him shall see him no more; Neither shall his place any more behold him. NIV 9 The eye that saw him will not see him again; his place will look on him no more. ASV 10 His children shall seek the favor of the poor, And his hands shall give back his wealth. NIV 10 His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth. ASV 11 His bones are full of his youth, But it shall lie down with him in the dust. NIV 11 The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie with him in the dust. ASV 12 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, Though he hide it under his tongue, NIV 12 "Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue, ASV 13 Though he spare it, and will not let it go, But keep it still within his mouth; NIV 13 though he cannot bear to let it go and keeps it in his mouth, ASV 14 Yet his food in his bowels is turned, It is the gall of asps within him. NIV 14 yet his food will turn sour in his stomach; it will become the venom of serpents within him. ASV 15 He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again; God will cast them out of his belly. NIV 15 He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up. ASV 16 He shall suck the poison of asps: The viper's tongue shall slay him. NIV 16 He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him. ASV 17 He shall not look upon the rivers, The flowing streams of honey and butter. NIV 17 He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream. ASV 18 That 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. NIV 18 What he toiled for he must give back uneaten; he will not enjoy the profit from his trading. ASV 19 For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up. NIV 19 For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build. ASV 20 Because he knew no quietness within him, He shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth. NIV 20 "Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure. ASV 21 There was nothing left that he devoured not; Therefore his prosperity shall not endure. NIV 21 Nothing is left for him to devour; his prosperity will not endure. ASV 22 In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: The hand of every one that is in misery shall come upon him. NIV 22 In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him; the full force of misery will come upon him. ASV 23 When 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. NIV 23 When he has filled his belly, God will vent his burning anger against him and rain down his blows upon him. ASV 24 He shall flee from the iron weapon, And the bow of brass shall strike him through. NIV 24 Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him. ASV 25 He draweth it forth, and it cometh out of his body; Yea, the glittering point cometh out of his gall: Terrors are upon him. NIV 25 He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him; ASV 26 All 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. NIV 26 total darkness lies in wait for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent. ASV 27 The heavens shall reveal his iniquity, And the earth shall rise up against him. NIV 27 The heavens will expose his guilt; the earth will rise up against him. ASV 28 The increase of his house shall depart; [His goods] shall flow away in the day of his wrath. NIV 28 A flood will carry off his house, rushing waters on the day of God's wrath. ASV 29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, And the heritage appointed unto him by God. NIV 29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God."