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Job 20

20:1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and saide, 20:2 Therefore doe my thoughts cause mee to answere, and for this I make haste. 20:3 I haue heard the checke of my reproach, and the spirit of my vnderstanding causeth me to answere. 20:4 Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed vpon earth, 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the ioy of the hypocrite but for a moment 20:6 Though his excellencie mount vp to the heauens, and his head reach vnto the clouds: 20:7 Yet he shall perish for euer, like his owne doung: they which haue seene him, shall say, Where is he 20:8 He shall flie away as a dreame, and shall not be found: yea he shalbe chased away as a vision of the night. 20:9 The eye also which saw him, shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him. 20:10 His children shall seeke to please the poore, and his hands shall restore their goods. 20:11 His bones are ful of the sinne of his youth, which shall ye downe with him in the dust. 20:12 Though wickednes be sweet in his mouth, though hee hide it vnder his tongue; 20:13 Though he spare it, and forsake it not, but keepe it stil within his mouth: 20:14 Yet his meate in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of Aspes within him. 20:15 He hath swallowed downe riches, and hee shall vomite them vp againe: God shall cast them out of his belly. 20:16 He shall sucke the poison of Aspes: the vipers tongue shall slay him. 20:17 Hee shall not see the riuers, the floods, the brookes of hony and butter. 20:18 That which he laboured for, shall he restore, & shall not swallow it downe: according to his substance shall the restitution bee, and hee shall not reioyce therein. 20:19 Because hee hath oppressed, and hath forsaken the poore; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not: 20:20 Surely he shall not feele quietnesse in his belly, hee shall not saue of that which he desired. 20:21 There shall none of his meat be left, therefore shall no man looke for his goods. 20:22 In the fulnesse of his sufficiencie, he shalbe in straites: euery hand of the wicked shall come vpon him. 20:23 When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the furie of his wrath vpon him, and shall raine it vpon him while he is eating. 20:24 He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steele shall strike him through. 20:25 It is drawen, and commeth out of the body; yea the glistering sword commeth out of his gall; terrours are vpon him. 20:26 All darknesse shalbe hid in his secret places: a fire not blowen shall consume him; it shall goe ill with him that is left in his tabernacle. 20:27 The heauen shall reueale his iniquitie: and the earth shall rise vp against him. 20:28 The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath. 20:29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed vnto him by God.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain