1611 King James Bible

Job 20

Zophar sheweth the state and portion of the wicked.

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

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