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Job 20

CEB 1 Zophar from Naamah said: NIV 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: CEB 2 Therefore, my troubled thoughts make me turn back— because of my inner turmoil. NIV 2 “My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed. CEB 3 I hear teaching that insults me, but I am forced to answer based on my own understanding. NIV 3 I hear a rebuke that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply. CEB 4 Do you know this from long ago— from when humans were placed on earth— NIV 4 “Surely you know how it has been from of old, ever since mankind was placed on the earth, CEB 5 that the rejoicing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless, brief? NIV 5 that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment. CEB 6 Though their height reaches heaven and their heads touch the clouds, NIV 6 Though the pride of the godless person reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds, CEB 7 they will perish forever like their dung; those who saw them will say, "Where are they?" NIV 7 he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’ CEB 8 They will disappear like a dream, and none will find them, carried away like a nighttime vision. NIV 8 Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night. CEB 9 The eye that saw them will do so no more; they won't be seen again at home. NIV 9 The eye that saw him will not see him again; his place will look on him no more. CEB 10 Their children will repay the poor; their hands will give back their wealth. NIV 10 His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth. CEB 11 Vigor filled their bones and now sleeps with them in the dust. NIV 11 The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie with him in the dust. CEB 12 Though wickedness is sweet in their mouths, they hide it under their tongues; NIV 12 “Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue, CEB 13 they like it, won't let it go; they hold it in their cheeks. NIV 13 though he cannot bear to let it go and lets it linger in his mouth, CEB 14 Food turns their stomachs, becoming a cobra's poison inside. NIV 14 yet his food will turn sour in his stomach; it will become the venom of serpents within him. CEB 15 They swallow wealth and vomit it; God dislodges it from their belly. NIV 15 He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up. CEB 16 They suck cobra's poison; a viper's tongue kills them. NIV 16 He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him. CEB 17 They won't experience streams, rivers of honey, and brooks of cream. NIV 17 He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream. CEB 18 They won't receive the reward for their labor; they won't enjoy the wealth from their business. NIV 18 What he toiled for he must give back uneaten; he will not enjoy the profit from his trading. CEB 19 They crushed and abandoned the poor; stole a house they didn't build; NIV 19 For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build. CEB 20 didn't know contentment in their belly; couldn't escape with their treasure. NIV 20 “Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure. CEB 21 Nothing remained of their food, so their riches will not endure. NIV 21 Nothing is left for him to devour; his prosperity will not endure. CEB 22 Even in their plenty, they are hard-pressed; all sorts of trouble come on them. NIV 22 In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him; the full force of misery will come upon him. CEB 23 Let God fill their belly, unleash his burning anger on them, rain punishing blows on them. NIV 23 When he has filled his belly, God will vent his burning anger against him and rain down his blows on him. CEB 24 If they flee an iron weapon, a bronze bow pierces them. NIV 24 Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him. CEB 25 They pull it out, but it sticks out from their backs; its shaft in their liver brings terror. NIV 25 He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him; CEB 26 Complete darkness waits for their treasured possessions; fire that no one stoked consumes them; what's left in their tent is ruined. NIV 26 total darkness lies in wait for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent. CEB 27 Heaven exposes their guilt; earth opposes them. NIV 27 The heavens will expose his guilt; the earth will rise up against him. CEB 28 Their household wealth will be carried off by rushing streams on the day of his anger. NIV 28 A flood will carry off his house, rushing waters on the day of God’s wrath. CEB 29 This is a wicked person's lot from God, their heritage decreed by God. NIV 29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God.”

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