Zophar sheweth the state and portion of the wicked.
Job 20:1 Then answered Sophar the Naamathite, and sayde. Job 20:2 For the same cause do my thoughtes compell me to answere. And why? my mynde is ready within me. Job 20:3 I haue sufficiently herde thy checking and reprofe, therfore am I purposed to make answere after myne vnderstandynge. Job 20:4 Knowest thou not this, namely: that from the begynnyng (euer sence þe creacion of man vpon earth) Job 20:5 þe gladnes of the vngodly hath bene shorte, and that the ioye of ypocrites continued but the twyncklynge of an eye? Job 20:6 Though he be magnified vp to the heauen, so that his head reacheth vnto þe cloudes: Job 20:7 yet at a turne he perisheth for euer. Insomoch that they which haue sene hym, shall saye. Where is he? Job 20:8 He shall vanysh as a dreame, so that he can no more be founde, and shall passe awaye as a vision in þe nyght. Job 20:9 So that the eye which sawe hym before, shall haue nomore syght of hym, and hys place shall knowe hym nomore. Job 20:10 Hys chyldren shall be fayne to agree with the poore, and his handes shall restore them their goodes. Job 20:11 From his youth his bones are full of pleasures, but now shall it lye downe within him in þe earth. Job 20:12 When wyckednesse, was swete in his mouth, he hid it vnder hys tonge. Job 20:13 That he fauoured, þt wolde he not forsake, but kepte it close in his throte. Job 20:14 The breade that he dyd eate, is turned to the poyson of serpentes, within his body. Job 20:15 The ryches that he deuoured, shall he perbrake agayne, for God shall drawe them out of his bely, Job 20:16 he shal sucke the gall of serpentes, and the adders tonge shall slaye hym: Job 20:17 so that he shall nomore se the ryuers and brokes of hony and butter. Job 20:18 The thing that other men haue laboured for, shall he restore agayne, and shall not eate it vp. Greate trauayle shall he make for ryches, but he shall not enioye them. Job 20:19 And why? he hath oppressed the poore, & not helped them: houses hath he spoyled, & not buylded them. Job 20:20 His bely coulde neuer be fylled, therfore shall he perishe in hys coueteousnesse. Job 20:21 There shall none of hys meats be left behinde, therfore shall no man loke for hys prosperite. Job 20:22 Whan he had plenteousnesse of euery thynge, yet was he poore, though he was helped on euery syde. Job 20:23 For though the wycked haue neuer somoch to fyll his bely, yet God shall sende his wrath vpon him, and cause his indignacyon to raygne ouer him: Job 20:24 so that yf he fle the yron weapens, he shall be shott wt the stele bowe. Job 20:25 The arowe is taken forth, and gone out of the quyuer, & a glystering sweard thorowe the gall of him, feare shall come vpon hym. Job 20:26 There shall no darcknes be able to hyde him An vnkyndled fyre shall consume him, and loke what remayneth in hys house, it shall be destroyed. Job 20:27 The heauen shall declare hys wyckednesse, and the earth shall take parte agaynst him. Job 20:28 The substaunce that he hath in hys house, shalbe taken awaye and peryshe in the daye of the Lordes wrath. Job 20:29 This is the porcyon that the wycked man shall haue of God, and the herytage that he maye loke for of God. because of his wordes.