Job 20:29

29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God.”

Read Job 20:29 Using Other Translations

This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.
This is the wicked man's portion from God, the heritage decreed for him by God."
This is the reward that God gives the wicked. It is the inheritance decreed by God.”

What does Job 20:29 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 20:29

This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God
All before related, and which is very different from the portion of a good man, which is God himself, both here and hereafter; the wicked man has indeed his portion from God, which he has assigned him, but his portion is not himself; nor is it with him, nor with his people, but it is at most and best in this life, and but a worldly one, and hereafter will be with devils and damned spirits; and a dreadful portion it is to be banished from the presence of God to all eternity, and take up an everlasting abode with such company:

and the heritage appointed unto him by God;
it is not only a portion allotted to him, but an inheritance to abide continually with him; and this by the irreversible decree and appointment of God, who has foreordained ungodly men to condemnation, and made, appointed, and reserved them to the day of wrath and destruction. Some choose to render the clause, "and the inheritance of his word or words F9 is unto him by God"; that is, punishment shall be inflicted upon him, and continue with him as an inheritance, because of his words, his indecent words, hard speeches and blasphemies uttered by him; referring, as it is thought, to the words which had dropped from the lips of Job.


F9 (wrma tlxn) "haereditas eloquii ejus", Pagninus, Montanus; "verborum ejus", V. L. "impie dictorum ejus", Codurcus.
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