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Job 20 :: King James Version (KJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:1 - Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:2 - Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:3 - I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:4 - Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 - That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:6 - Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:7 - Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:8 - He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:9 - The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:10 - His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:11 - His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:12 - Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:13 - Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:14 - Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:15 - He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:16 - He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:17 - He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:18 - That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:19 - Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:20 - Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:21 - There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:22 - In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:23 - When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:24 - He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:25 - It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:26 - All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:27 - The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:28 - The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:29 - This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.

The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769.
Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown.

For more information on this translation, see the KJV Preface.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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