Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said, "Therefore my disquieting thoughts bring me back {for the sake of} my inward excitement. I hear discipline that insults me, and a spirit beyond my understanding answers me. read more.
"Did you know this from of old, since the setting of [the] human being on earth, that [the] rejoicing of [the] wicked [is] {short}, and the joy of [the] godless {lasts only a moment}?


"Yes, ask, please, about former days that {preceded you} from the day that God created humankind on the earth; [ask even] from [one] end of the heaven up to the [other] end of heaven {whether anything ever happened} like this great thing or {whether anything like it was ever heard}.

"Did you know this from of old, since the setting of [the] human being on earth,




Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said, "Therefore my disquieting thoughts bring me back {for the sake of} my inward excitement. I hear discipline that insults me, and a spirit beyond my understanding answers me. read more.
"Did you know this from of old, since the setting of [the] human being on earth, that [the] rejoicing of [the] wicked [is] {short}, and the joy of [the] godless {lasts only a moment}? Even though his stature mounts up to the heaven, and his head reaches to the clouds, he will perish forever like his dung; [those who] have seen him will say, 'Where [is] he?' He will fly away like a dream, and they will not find him, and he will be chased away like a vision of [the] night. [The] eye [that] saw him {will not see him again}, and his place will no longer behold him. His children will seek favors from [the] poor, and his hands will return his wealth. His bones were full of his vigor, but it will lie down with him on [the] dust. "Though wickedness tastes sweet in his mouth, [and] he hides it under his tongue, [though] he spares it and does not let it go [and] holds it back in the midst of his palate, in his bowels his food is turned, [the] venom of horned vipers [is] {within him}. He swallows riches, but he vomits them [up]; God drives them out from his stomach. He will suck [the] poison of horned vipers; [the] viper's tongue will kill him. {He will not enjoy the streams}, [the] torrents of honey and curds. Returning [the] products of [his] toil, he will not swallow; according to the profit of his trade, {he will not enjoy}, for he has oppressed; he has abandoned [the] poor; he has seized a house but did not build it.

A man [who is] poor and oppresses the impoverished [is] a beating rain {that leaves} no food.


Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said, "Therefore my disquieting thoughts bring me back {for the sake of} my inward excitement. I hear discipline that insults me, and a spirit beyond my understanding answers me. read more.
"Did you know this from of old, since the setting of [the] human being on earth, that [the] rejoicing of [the] wicked [is] {short}, and the joy of [the] godless {lasts only a moment}?