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Job 20

NAS 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered, NIV 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: NAS 2 "Therefore my disquieting thoughts make me respond, Even because of my inward agitation. NIV 2 "My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed. NAS 3 "I listened to the reproof which insults me, And the spirit of my understanding makes me answer. NIV 3 I hear a rebuke that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply. NAS 4 "Do you know this from of old, From the establishment of man on earth, NIV 4 "Surely you know how it has been from of old, ever since man was placed on the earth, NAS 5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary ? NIV 5 that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment. NAS 6 "Though his loftiness reaches the heavens, And his head touches the clouds, NIV 6 Though his pride reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds, NAS 7 He perishes forever like his refuse; Those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?' NIV 7 he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?' NAS 8 "He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him; Even like a vision of the night he is chased away. NIV 8 Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night. NAS 9 "The eye which saw him sees him no longer, And his place no longer beholds him. NIV 9 The eye that saw him will not see him again; his place will look on him no more. NAS 10 "His sons favor the poor, And his hands give back his wealth. NIV 10 His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth. NAS 11 "His bones are full of his youthful vigor, But it lies down with him in the dust. NIV 11 The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie with him in the dust. NAS 12 "Though evil is sweet in his mouth And he hides it under his tongue, NIV 12 "Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue, NAS 13 Though he desires it and will not let it go, But holds it in his mouth, NIV 13 though he cannot bear to let it go and keeps it in his mouth, NAS 14 Yet his food in his stomach is changed To the venom of cobras within him. NIV 14 yet his food will turn sour in his stomach; it will become the venom of serpents within him. NAS 15 "He swallows riches, But will vomit them up; God will expel them from his belly. NIV 15 He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up. NAS 16 "He sucks the poison of cobras; The viper's tongue slays him. NIV 16 He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him. NAS 17 "He does not look at the streams, The rivers flowing with honey and curds. NIV 17 He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream. NAS 18 "He returns what he has attained And cannot swallow it; As to the riches of his trading, He cannot even enjoy them. NIV 18 What he toiled for he must give back uneaten; he will not enjoy the profit from his trading. NAS 19 "For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built. NIV 19 For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build. NAS 20 "Because he knew no quiet within him, He does not retain anything he desires. NIV 20 "Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure. NAS 21 "Nothing remains for him to devour, Therefore his prosperity does not endure. NIV 21 Nothing is left for him to devour; his prosperity will not endure. NAS 22 "In the fullness of his plenty he will be cramped; The hand of everyone who suffers will come against him. NIV 22 In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him; the full force of misery will come upon him. NAS 23 "When he fills his belly, God will send His fierce anger on him And will rain it on 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. NAS 24 "He may flee from the iron weapon, But the bronze bow will pierce him. NIV 24 Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him. NAS 25 "It is drawn forth and comes out of his back, Even the glittering point from his gall. Terrors come upon him, NIV 25 He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him; NAS 26 Complete darkness is held in reserve for his treasures, And unfanned fire will devour him; It will consume the survivor 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. NAS 27 "The heavens will reveal his iniquity, And the earth will rise up against him. NIV 27 The heavens will expose his guilt; the earth will rise up against him. NAS 28 "The increase of his house will depart; His possessions will flow away in the day of His anger. NIV 28 A flood will carry off his house, rushing waters on the day of God's wrath. NAS 29 "This is the wicked man's portion from God, Even the heritage decreed to him by God." NIV 29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God."