Thematic Bible

Job 20:1 (show verse)

Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,

Job 20:2 (show verse)

"Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, even by reason of my haste that is in me.

Job 20:3 (show verse)

I have heard the reproof which puts me to shame. The spirit of my understanding answers me.

Job 20:4 (show verse)

Don't you know this from old time, since man was placed on earth,

Job 20:5 (show verse)

that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Job 20:6 (show verse)

Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,

Job 20:7 (show verse)

yet he shall perish forever like his own dung. Those who have seen him shall say, 'Where is he?'

Job 20:8 (show verse)

He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found. Yes, he shall be chased away like a vision of the night.

Job 20:9 (show verse)

The eye which saw him shall see him no more, neither shall his place any more see him.

Job 20:10 (show verse)

His children shall seek the favor of the poor. His hands shall give back his wealth.

Job 20:11 (show verse)

His bones are full of his youth, but youth shall lie down with him in the dust.

Job 20:12 (show verse)

"Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue,

Job 20:13 (show verse)

though he spare it, and will not let it go, but keep it still within his mouth;

Job 20:14 (show verse)

yet his food in his bowels is turned. It is cobra venom within him.

Job 20:15 (show verse)

He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again. God will cast them out of his belly.

Job 20:16 (show verse)

He shall suck cobra venom. The viper's tongue shall kill him.

Job 20:17 (show verse)

He shall not look at the rivers, the flowing streams of honey and butter.

Job 20:18 (show verse)

That for which he labored he shall restore, and shall not swallow it down. According to the substance that he has gotten, he shall not rejoice.

Job 20:19 (show verse)

For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Job 20:20 (show verse)

"Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save anything of that in which he delights.

Job 20:21 (show verse)

There was nothing left that he didn't devour, therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

Job 20:22 (show verse)

In the fullness of his sufficiency, distress shall overtake him. The hand of everyone who is in misery shall come on him.

Job 20:23 (show verse)

When he is about to fill his belly, God will cast the fierceness of his wrath on him. It will rain on him while he is eating.

Job 20:24 (show verse)

He shall flee from the iron weapon. The bronze arrow shall strike him through.

Job 20:25 (show verse)

He draws it forth, and it comes out of his body. Yes, the glittering point comes out of his liver. Terrors are on him.

Job 20:26 (show verse)

All darkness is laid up for his treasures. An unfanned fire shall devour him. It shall consume that which is left in his tent.

Job 20:27 (show verse)

The heavens shall reveal his iniquity. The earth shall rise up against him.

Job 20:28 (show verse)

The increase of his house shall depart. They shall rush away in the day of his wrath.

Job 20:29 (show verse)

This is the portion of a wicked man from God, the heritage appointed to him by God."