Thematic Bible

Job 20:1 (show verse)

Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,

Job 20:2 (show verse)

“Therefore my disquieting thoughts make me respond,
Even because of my inward agitation.

Job 20:3 (show verse)

“I listened to the reproof which insults me,
And the spirit of my understanding makes me answer.

Job 20:4 (show verse)

“Do you know this from of old,
From the establishment of man on earth,

Job 20:5 (show verse)

That the triumphing of the wicked is short,
And the joy of the godless momentary?

Job 20:6 (show verse)

“Though his loftiness reaches the heavens,
And his head touches the clouds,

Job 20:7 (show verse)

He perishes forever like his refuse;
Those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’

Job 20:8 (show verse)

“He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him;
Even like a vision of the night he is chased away.

Job 20:9 (show verse)

“The eye which saw him sees him no longer,
And his place no longer beholds him.

Job 20:10 (show verse)

“His sons favor the poor,
And his hands give back his wealth.

Job 20:11 (show verse)

“His bones are full of his youthful vigor,
But it lies down with him in the dust.

Job 20:12 (show verse)

“Though evil is sweet in his mouth
And he hides it under his tongue,

Job 20:13 (show verse)

Though he desires it and will not let it go,
But holds it in his mouth,

Job 20:14 (show verse)

Yet his food in his stomach is changed
To the venom of cobras within him.

Job 20:15 (show verse)

“He swallows riches,
But will vomit them up;
God will expel them from his belly.

Job 20:16 (show verse)

“He sucks the poison of cobras;
The viper’s tongue slays him.

Job 20:17 (show verse)

“He does not look at the streams,
The rivers flowing with honey and curds.

Job 20:18 (show verse)

“He returns what he has attained
And cannot swallow it;
As to the riches of his trading,
He cannot even enjoy them.

Job 20:19 (show verse)

“For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor;
He has seized a house which he has not built.

Job 20:20 (show verse)

“Because he knew no quiet within him,
He does not retain anything he desires.

Job 20:21 (show verse)

“Nothing remains for him to devour,
Therefore his prosperity does not endure.

Job 20:22 (show verse)

“In the fullness of his plenty he will be cramped;
The hand of everyone who suffers will come against him.

Job 20:23 (show verse)

“When he fills his belly,
God will send His fierce anger on him
And will rain it on him while he is eating.

Job 20:24 (show verse)

“He may flee from the iron weapon,
But the bronze bow will pierce him.

Job 20:25 (show verse)

“It is drawn forth and comes out of his back,
Even the glittering point from his gall.
Terrors come upon him,

Job 20:26 (show verse)

Complete darkness is held in reserve for his treasures,
And unfanned fire will devour him;
It will consume the survivor in his tent.

Job 20:27 (show verse)

“The heavens will reveal his iniquity,
And the earth will rise up against him.

Job 20:28 (show verse)

“The increase of his house will depart;
His possessions will flow away in the day of His anger.

Job 20:29 (show verse)

“This is the wicked man’s portion from God,
Even the heritage decreed to him by God.”