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Job 20 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:1 - Then Zophar the Naamathite answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:2 - "This is why my troubled thoughts bring me back - because of my feelings within me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:3 - When I hear a reproof that dishonors me, then my understanding prompts me to answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:4 - "Surely you know that it has been from old, ever since humankind was placed on the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 - that the elation of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:6 - Even though his stature reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:7 - he will perish forever, like his own excrement; those who used to see him will say, 'Where is he?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:8 - Like a dream he flies away, never again to be found, and like a vision of the night he is put to flight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:9 - People who had seen him will not see him again, and the place where he was will recognize him no longer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:10 - His sons must recompense the poor; his own hands must return his wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:11 - His bones were full of his youthful vigor, but that vigor will lie down with him in the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:12 - "If evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:13 - if he retains it for himself and does not let it go, and holds it fast in his mouth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:14 - his food is turned sour in his stomach; it becomes the venom of serpents within him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:15 - The wealth that he consumed he vomits up, God will make him throw it out of his stomach.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:16 - He sucks the poison of serpents; the fangs of a viper kill him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:17 - He will not look on the streams, the rivers, which are the torrents of honey and butter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:18 - He gives back the ill-gotten gain without assimilating it; he will not enjoy the wealth from his commerce.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:19 - For he has oppressed the poor and abandoned them; he has seized a house which he did not build.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:20 - For he knows no satisfaction in his appetite; he does not let anything he desires escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:21 - "Nothing is left for him to devour; that is why his prosperity does not last.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:22 - In the fullness of his sufficiency, distress overtakes him. the full force of misery will come upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:23 - "While he is filling his belly, God sends his burning anger against him, and rains down his blows upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:24 - If he flees from an iron weapon, then an arrow from a bronze bow pierces him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:25 - When he pulls it out and it comes out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver, terrors come over him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:26 - Total darkness waits to receive his treasures; a fire which has not been kindled will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:27 - The heavens reveal his iniquity; the earth rises up against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:28 - A flood will carry off his house, rushing waters on the day of God's wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:29 - Such is the lot God allots the wicked, and the heritage of his appointment from God."

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