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Job 20

Zophar sheweth the state and portion of the wicked.

Job 20:1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite and saide, Job 20:2 Doubtles my thoughts cause me to answere, and therefore I make haste. Job 20:3 I haue heard the correction of my reproch: therefore the spirite of mine vnderstanding causeth me to answere. Job 20:4 Knowest thou not this of olde? and since God placed man vpon the earth, Job 20:5 That the reioycing of the wicked is short, and that the ioy of hypocrites is but a moment? Job 20:6 Though his excellencie mount vp to the heauen, and his head reache vnto the cloudes, Job 20:7 Yet shall hee perish for euer, like his dung, and they which haue seene him, shall say, Where is hee? Job 20:8 He shal flee away as a dreame, and they shal not finde him, and shall passe away as a vision of the night, Job 20:9 So that the eye which had seene him, shall do so no more, & his place shal see him no more. Job 20:10 His children shall flatter the poore, & his hands shall restore his substance. Job 20:11 His bones are full of the sinne of his youth, and it shal lie downe with him in the dust. Job 20:12 When wickednesse was sweete in his mouth, and he hid it vnder his tongue, Job 20:13 And fauoured it, and would not forsake it, but kept it close in his mouth, Job 20:14 Then his meat in his bowels was turned: the gall of Aspes was in the middes of him. Job 20:15 He hath deuoured substance, and hee shall vomit it: for God shall drawe it out of his bellie. Job 20:16 He shall sucke the gall of Aspes, and the vipers tongue shall slay him. Job 20:17 He shall not see the riuers, nor the floods and streames of honie and butter. Job 20:18 He shal restore the labour, and shall deuoure no more: euen according to the substance shalbe his exchange, & he shal enioy it no more. Job 20:19 For he hath vndone many: he hath forsaken the poore, and hath spoyled houses which he builded not. Job 20:20 Surely he shall feele no quietnes in his bodie, neither shall he reserue of that which he desired. Job 20:21 There shall none of his meate bee left: therefore none shal hope for his goods. Job 20:22 When he shalbe filled with his abundance, he shalbe in paine, and the hand of all the wicked shall assaile him. Job 20:23 He shall be about to fill his belly, but God shall sende vpon him his fierce wrath, and shall cause to rayne vpon him, euen vpon his meate. Job 20:24 He shall flee from the yron weapons, and the bow of steele shal strike him through. Job 20:25 The arrowe is drawen out, and commeth forth of the body, & shineth of his gall, so feare commeth vpon him. Job 20:26 All darkenes shalbe hid in his secret places: the fire that is not blowen, shall deuoure him, and that which remaineth in his tabernacle, shalbe destroyed. Job 20:27 The heauen shal declare his wickednes, & the earth shal rise vp against him. Job 20:28 The increase of his house shal go away: it shal flow away in the day of his wrath. Job 20:29 This is the portion of the wicked man fro God, and the heritage that he shal haue of God for his wordes.

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