The Book of Job (WEB)

20: 1Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,

 20:2"Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me,
      Even by reason of my haste that is in me.

 20:3I have heard the reproof which puts me to shame;
      The spirit of my understanding answers me.

 20:4Don't you know this from old time,
      Since man was placed on earth,

 20:5That the triumphing of the wicked is short,
      The joy of the godless but for a moment?

 20:6Though his height mount up to the heavens,
      And his head reach to the clouds,

 20:7Yet he shall perish forever like his own dung,
      Those who have seen him shall say, 'Where is he?'

 20:8He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found:
      Yes, he shall be chased away like a vision of the night.

 20:9The eye which saw him shall see him no more,
      Neither shall his place any more see him.

 20:10His children shall seek the favor of the poor.
      His hands shall give back his wealth.

 20:11His bones are full of his youth,
      But youth shall lie down with him in the dust.

  20:12"Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth,
      Though he hide it under his tongue,

 20:13Though he spare it, and will not let it go,
      But keep it still within his mouth;

 20:14Yet his food in his bowels is turned.
      It is cobra venom within him.

 20:15He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again.
      God will cast them out of his belly.

 20:16He shall suck cobra venom.
      The viper's tongue shall kill him.

 20:17He shall not look at the rivers,
      The flowing streams of honey and butter.

 20:18That 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.

 20:19For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor.
      He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

  20:20"Because he knew no quietness within him,
      He shall not save anything of that in which he delights.

 20:21There was nothing left that he didn't devour,
      Therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

 20:22In the fullness of his sufficiency, distress shall overtake him:
      The hand of everyone who is in misery shall come on him.

 20:23When 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.

 20:24He shall flee from the iron weapon.
      The bronze arrow shall strike him through.

 20:25He draws it forth, and it comes out of his body.
      Yes, the glittering point comes out of his liver.
      Terrors are on him.

 20:26All darkness is laid up for his treasures.
      An unfanned fire shall devour him.
      It shall consume that which is left in his tent.

 20:27The heavens shall reveal his iniquity,
      The earth shall rise up against him.

 20:28The increase of his house shall depart;
      They shall rush away in the day of his wrath.

 20:29This is the portion of a wicked man from God,
      The heritage appointed to him by God."

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