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."
World English Bible