Iyov 20

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Iyov (Book of Job), Chapter 20

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said:

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, even by reason of mine agitation that is in me.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 I have heard the reproof which putteth me to shame, but out of my understanding my spirit answereth me.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 Knowest thou not this of old time, since man was placed upon earth,

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless but for a moment?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung; they that have seen him shall say: 'Where is he?'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found; yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 The eye which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 His children shall appease the poor, and his hands shall restore his wealth.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 His bones are full of his youth, but it shall lie down with him in the dust.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 Though he spare it, and will not let it go, but keep it still within his mouth;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 Yet his food in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again; G-d shall cast them out of his belly.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000F-QINU`"'16 He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall slay him.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000010-QINU`"'17 He shall not look upon the rivers, the flowing streams of honey and curd.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000011-QINU`"'18 That which he laboured for shall he give back, and shall not swallow it down; according to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000012-QINU`"'19 For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000013-QINU`"'20 Because he knew no quietness within him, in his greed he suffered nought to escape,

'"`UNIQ--named-00000014-QINU`"'21 There was nothing left that he devoured not--therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000015-QINU`"'22 In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits; the hand of every one that is in misery shall come upon him.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000016-QINU`"'23 It shall be for the filling of his belly; He shall cast the fierceness of His wrath upon him, and shall cause it to rain upon him into his flesh.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000017-QINU`"'24 If he flee from the iron weapon, the bow of brass shall strike him through.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000018-QINU`"'25 He draweth it forth, and it cometh out of his body; yea, the glittering point cometh out of his gall; terrors are upon him.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000019-QINU`"'26 All darkness is laid up for his treasures; a fire not blown by man shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tent.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001A-QINU`"'27 The heavens shall reveal his iniquity, and the earth shall rise up against him.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001B-QINU`"'28 The increase of his house shall depart, his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001C-QINU`"'29 This is the portion of a wicked man from G-d, and the heritage appointed unto him by G-d.

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