Thematic Bible

Job 20:1 (show verse)

Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,

Job 20:2 (show verse)

"Therefore my disquieting thoughts bring me back {for the sake of} my inward excitement.

Job 20:3 (show verse)

I hear discipline that insults me, and a spirit beyond my understanding answers me.

Job 20:4 (show verse)

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

Job 20:5 (show verse)

that [the] rejoicing of [the] wicked [is] {short}, and the joy of [the] godless {lasts only a moment}?

Job 20:6 (show verse)

Even though his stature mounts up to the heaven, and his head reaches to the clouds,

Job 20:7 (show verse)

he will perish forever like his dung; [those who] have seen him will say, 'Where [is] he?'

Job 20:8 (show verse)

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.

Job 20:9 (show verse)

[The] eye [that] saw him {will not see him again}, and his place will no longer behold him.

Job 20:10 (show verse)

His children will seek favors from [the] poor, and his hands will return his wealth.

Job 20:11 (show verse)

His bones were full of his vigor, but it will lie down with him on [the] dust.

Job 20:12 (show verse)

"Though wickedness tastes sweet in his mouth, [and] he hides it under his tongue,

Job 20:13 (show verse)

[though] he spares it and does not let it go [and] holds it back in the midst of his palate,

Job 20:14 (show verse)

in his bowels his food is turned, [the] venom of horned vipers [is] {within him}.

Job 20:15 (show verse)

He swallows riches, but he vomits them [up]; God drives them out from his stomach.

Job 20:16 (show verse)

He will suck [the] poison of horned vipers; [the] viper's tongue will kill him.

Job 20:17 (show verse)

{He will not enjoy the streams}, [the] torrents of honey and curds.

Job 20:18 (show verse)

Returning [the] products of [his] toil, he will not swallow; according to the profit of his trade, {he will not enjoy},

Job 20:19 (show verse)

for he has oppressed; he has abandoned [the] poor; he has seized a house but did not build it.

Job 20:20 (show verse)

Because he has not known satisfaction in his stomach, {he lets nothing escape that he desires}.

Job 20:21 (show verse)

{There is nothing left after he has eaten}; therefore his prosperity will not endure.

Job 20:22 (show verse)

In the fullness of his excess {he will be in distress}; all of misery's power will come [upon] him.

Job 20:23 (show verse)

{When his stomach fills up}, [God] will send {his burning anger} upon him, and he will let [it] rain down upon him as his food.

Job 20:24 (show verse)

"He will flee from an iron weapon, [but] an arrow of bronze will pierce him.

Job 20:25 (show verse)

He draws [it] forth, and it comes out from [his] body, and [the] glittering point comes from his gall-bladder; terrors come upon him.

Job 20:26 (show verse)

{Total darkness} is hidden for his treasures; {an unfanned fire} will devour him; [the] remnant {will be consumed} in his tent.

Job 20:27 (show verse)

[The] heavens will reveal his guilt, and [the] earth will rise up against him.

Job 20:28 (show verse)

The products of his house will be carried away [like] gushing waters on the day of his wrath.

Job 20:29 (show verse)

This [is] a wicked human being's portion from God and the inheritance of his decree from God."