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Job 20

WEB 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered, NIV 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: WEB 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. WEB 3 I have heard the reproof which puts me to shame; The spirit of my understanding answers me. NIV 3 I hear a rebuke that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply. WEB 4 Don't you know this from old time, Since man was placed on earth, NIV 4 "Surely you know how it has been from of old, ever since man was placed on the earth, WEB 5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, 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. WEB 6 Though his height mount up to the heavens, And his head reach to the clouds, NIV 6 Though his pride reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds, WEB 7 Yet he shall perish forever like his own dung, Those who 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?' WEB 8 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: Yes, he shall be chased away like 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. WEB 9 The eye which saw him shall see him no more, Neither shall his place any more see him. NIV 9 The eye that saw him will not see him again; his place will look on him no more. WEB 10 His children shall seek the favor of the poor. 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. WEB 11 His bones are full of his youth, But youth shall lie down with him in the dust. NIV 11 The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie with him in the dust. WEB 12 "Though wickedness is 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, WEB 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, WEB 14 Yet his food in his bowels is turned. It is cobra venom within him. NIV 14 yet his food will turn sour in his stomach; it will become the venom of serpents within him. WEB 15 He has 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. WEB 16 He shall suck cobra venom. The viper's tongue shall kill him. NIV 16 He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him. WEB 17 He shall not look at the rivers, The flowing streams of honey and butter. NIV 17 He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream. WEB 18 That for which he labored he shall restore, and shall not swallow it down; According to the substance that he has 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. WEB 19 For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has 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. WEB 20 "Because he knew no quietness within him, He shall not save anything of that in which he delights. NIV 20 "Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure. WEB 21 There was nothing left that he didn't devour, Therefore his prosperity shall not endure. NIV 21 Nothing is left for him to devour; his prosperity will not endure. WEB 22 In the fullness of his sufficiency, distress shall overtake him: The hand of everyone who is in misery shall come on him. NIV 22 In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him; the full force of misery will come upon him. WEB 23 When he is about to fill his belly, God will cast the fierceness of his wrath on him. It will rain 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. WEB 24 He shall flee from the iron weapon. The bronze arrow shall strike him through. NIV 24 Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him. WEB 25 He draws it forth, and it comes out of his body. Yes, the glittering point comes out of his liver. Terrors are on him. NIV 25 He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him; WEB 26 All darkness is laid up for his treasures. An unfanned fire 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. WEB 27 The heavens shall reveal his iniquity, The earth shall rise up against him. NIV 27 The heavens will expose his guilt; the earth will rise up against him. WEB 28 The increase of his house shall depart; They shall rush 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. WEB 29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, The heritage appointed to him by God." NIV 29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God."