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Job 20 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:1 - And Zophar the Naamathite answereth and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:2 - Therefore my thoughts cause me to answer, And because of my sensations in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:3 - The chastisement of my shame I hear, And the spirit of mine understanding Doth cause me to answer:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:4 - This hast thou known from antiquity? Since the placing of man on earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 - That the singing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:6 - Though his excellency go up to the heavens, And his head against a cloud he strike --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:7 - As his own dung for ever he doth perish, His beholders say: 'Where is he?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:8 - As a dream he fleeth, and they find him not, And he is driven away as a vision of the night,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:9 - The eye hath not seen him, and addeth not. And not again doth his place behold him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:10 - His sons do the poor oppress, And his hands give back his wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:11 - His bones have been full of his youth, And with him on the dust it lieth down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:12 - Though he doth sweeten evil in his mouth, Doth hide it under his tongue,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:13 - Hath pity on it, and doth not forsake it, And keep it back in the midst of his palate,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:14 - His food in his bowels is turned, The bitterness of asps is in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:15 - Wealth he hath swallowed, and doth vomit it. From his belly God driveth it out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:16 - Gall of asps he sucketh, Slay him doth the tongue of a viper.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:17 - He looketh not on rivulets, Flowing of brooks of honey and butter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:18 - He is giving back what he laboured for, And doth not consume it; As a bulwark is his exchange, and he exults not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:19 - For he oppressed -- he forsook the poor, A house he hath taken violently away, And he doth not build it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:20 - For he hath not known ease in his belly. With his desirable thing he delivereth not himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:21 - There is not a remnant to his food, Therefore his good doth not stay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:22 - In the fulness of his sufficiency he is straitened. Every perverse hand doth meet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:23 - It cometh to pass, at the filling of his belly, He sendeth forth against him The fierceness of His anger, Yea, He raineth on him in his eating.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:24 - He fleeth from an iron weapon, Pass through him doth a bow of brass.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:25 - One hath drawn, And it cometh out from the body, And a glittering weapon from his gall proceedeth. On him are terrors.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:26 - All darkness is hid for his treasures, Consume him doth a fire not blown, Broken is the remnant in his tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:27 - Reveal do the heavens his iniquity, And earth is raising itself against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:28 - Remove doth the increase of his house, Poured forth in a day of His anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:29 - This is the portion of a wicked man from God. And an inheritance appointed him by God.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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