Zophar sheweth the state and portion of the wicked.
Job 20:1 Then answered Sophar þe Naamathite, and sayde. Job 20:2 For þe same cause do my thoughtes compel me to answere. And why? my mynde is tossed here and there. Job 20:3 I haue suffyciently herde thy checkinge and reprose, therfore am I purposed to make aunswere after myne vnderstandinge. Job 20:4 Knowest thou not this, namely: that from the begynnynge (euer sence the creacion of man vpon earth) Job 20:5 the prayse of the vngodlye hath bene shorte, and that the ioye of ypocrites continued but þe twyncklyng of an eye? Job 20:6 Though he be magnifyed vp to the heauen, so that his heade reacheth vnto the cloudes: Job 20:7 yet he perisheth at the laste lyke dounge: In so moche that they which haue sene hym, saye: Where is he? Job 20:8 He vanysheth as a dreame, so that he can no more be founde, & passeth awaye as a visyon in the nyght. Job 20:9 So that the eye whiche sawe him before, getteth nowe no syght of hym, and his place knoweth hym no more. Job 20:10 His chyldren go a begynge, theyr handes bringe them to sorow and heuynesse. Job 20:11 From his youth his bones are full of vyce, which shall lye downe wyth hym in þe earth. Job 20:12 When wyckednesse is swete in his mouth, he hydeth it vnder his tonge. Job 20:13 That he fauoureth, that wyll he not forsake, but kepeth it close in his throte. Job 20:14 The meate that he eateth, shalbe turned to the poyson of serpentes, with in his body. Job 20:15 The ryches that he deuoureth, shall he perbreake agayne, for God shal draw them out of his bely Job 20:16 he shal sucke þe serpentes head, & þe adders tonge shal slaye hym: Job 20:17 so that he shall nomore se the ryuers & brokes of honye & butter: Job 20:18 But laboure shall he, and yet haue nothinge to eate. Greate trauayle shall he make for ryches, but he shall not enioye them. Job 20:19 And why? he hath oppressed the poore, and not helped them: houses hath he spoyled, and not builded them. Job 20:20 Hys bely could neuer be fylled, therfore shall he perish in his coueteousnesse. Job 20:21 He deuoured so gredely that he lefte nothinge behinde, therfore hys goodes shall not prospere. Job 20:22 Thoughe he had plenteousnesse of euery thynge, yet was he poore, and therefore he is but a wretche on euery syde. Job 20:23 For though the wicked haue neuer so much to fyll his bely, yet God shall send his wrath vpon hym, and cause hys battaill to raygne ouer him: Job 20:24 so that yf he fle the yron wepens, he shall be shott with the stele bowe. Job 20:25 The arow shal be taken forth, and go out at hys backe, and a glistering swearde thorow the gall of him, feare shall come vpon him. Job 20:26 There shal no darcknes be able to hyd him. And vnkindled fyre shall consume him, and loke what remayneth in his house, it shalbe destroyed. Job 20:27 The heauen shal declare his wickednesse, and the earth shall take parte agaynst hym. Job 20:28 The substaunce that he hath in hys house, shalbe taken away and peryshe, in the daye of the Lordes wrath. Job 20:29 This is the porcyon that the wycked shall haue of God, and the heretage that he may loke for of the Lorde.