Parallel Bible results for Job 20

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Job 20

GNT 1 Job, you upset me. NIV 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: GNT 2 Now I'm impatient to answer. NIV 2 “My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed. GNT 3 What you have said is an insult, but I know how to reply to you. NIV 3 I hear a rebuke that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply. GNT 4 Surely you know that from ancient times, when we humans were first placed on earth, NIV 4 “Surely you know how it has been from of old, ever since mankind was placed on the earth, GNT 5 no wicked people have been happy for long. NIV 5 that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment. GNT 6 They may grow great, towering to the sky, so great that their heads reach the clouds, NIV 6 Though the pride of the godless person reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds, GNT 7 but they will be blown away like dust. Those who used to know them will wonder where they have gone. NIV 7 he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’ GNT 8 They will vanish like a dream, like a vision at night, and never be seen again. NIV 8 Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night. GNT 9 The wicked will disappear from the place where they used to live; NIV 9 The eye that saw him will not see him again; his place will look on him no more. GNT 10 and their children will make good what they stole from the poor. NIV 10 His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth. GNT 11 Their bodies used to be young and vigorous, but soon they will turn to dust. NIV 11 The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie with him in the dust. GNT 12 Evil tastes so good to them that they keep some in their mouths to enjoy its flavor. NIV 12 “Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue, GNT 14 But in their stomachs the food turns bitter, as bitter as any poison could be. NIV 14 yet his food will turn sour in his stomach; it will become the venom of serpents within him. GNT 15 The wicked vomit up the wealth they stole; God takes it back, even out of their stomachs. NIV 15 He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up. GNT 16 What the evil people swallow is like poison; it kills them like the bite of a deadly snake. NIV 16 He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him. GNT 17 They will not live to see rivers of olive oil or streams that flow with milk and honey. NIV 17 He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream. GNT 18 They will have to give up all they have worked for; they will have no chance to enjoy their wealth, NIV 18 What he toiled for he must give back uneaten; he will not enjoy the profit from his trading. GNT 19 because they oppressed and neglected the poor and seized houses someone else had built. NIV 19 For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build. GNT 20 Their greed is never satisfied. NIV 20 “Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure. GNT 21 When they eat, there is nothing left over, but now their prosperity comes to an end. NIV 21 Nothing is left for him to devour; his prosperity will not endure. GNT 22 At the height of their success all the weight of misery will crush them. NIV 22 In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him; the full force of misery will come upon him. GNT 23 Let them eat all they want! God will punish them in fury and anger. NIV 23 When he has filled his belly, God will vent his burning anger against him and rain down his blows on him. GNT 24 When they try to escape from an iron sword, a bronze bow will shoot them down. NIV 24 Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him. GNT 25 Arrows stick through their bodies; the shiny points drip with their blood, and terror grips their hearts. NIV 25 He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him; GNT 26 Everything they have saved is destroyed; a fire not lit by human hands burns them and all their family. NIV 26 total darkness lies in wait for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent. GNT 27 Heaven reveals their sin, and the earth gives testimony against them. NIV 27 The heavens will expose his guilt; the earth will rise up against him. GNT 28 All their wealth will be destroyed in the flood of God's anger. NIV 28 A flood will carry off his house, rushing waters on the day of God’s wrath. GNT 29 This is the fate of wicked people, the fate that God assigns to them. NIV 29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God.”

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