Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Job 20

Zophar sheweth the state and portion of the wicked.

Job 20:1 Then responded Zophar the Naamathite, and said:— Job 20:2 Not so, do my thoughts answer me, and to this end, is my haste within me: Job 20:3 The correction meant to confound me, I must hear, but, the spirit—out of my understanding, will give me a reply. Job 20:4 Knowest thou, this—from antiquity, from the placing of man upon earth:— Job 20:5 That, the joy-shout of the lawless, is short, and, the rejoicing of the impious, for a moment? Job 20:6 Though his elevation mount up to the heavens, and, his head, to the clouds, doth reach, Job 20:7 Like his own stubble, shall he utterly perish, They who had seen him, shall say, Where is he? Job 20:8 Like a dream, shall he fly away, and they shall not find him, yea he shall be chased away, as a vision of the night. Job 20:9 The eye that hath scanned him, shall not do it again, neither, any more, shall his place behold him: Job 20:10 His children, shall seek the favour of the poor, and, his own hand, shall give back his wealth. Job 20:11 His bones, are full of youthful vigour, yet, with him—in the dust, shall it lie down. Job 20:12 Though, a sweet taste in his mouth, be given by vice, though he hide it under his tongue; Job 20:13 Though he spare it, and will not let it go, but retain it in the midst of his mouth, Job 20:14 His food, in his stomach, is changed, the gall of adders, within him! Job 20:15 Wealth, hath he swallowed, and hath vomited the same, Out of his belly, shall, GOD, drive it forth: Job 20:16 The poison of adders, shall he suck, The tongue of the viper shall slay him; Job 20:17 Let him not see in the channels the flowings of torrents of honey and milk. Job 20:18 In vain, he toiled, he shall not swallow, like wealth to be restored, in which he cannot exult! Job 20:19 For he hath oppressed—hath forsaken the poor, A house, hath he seized, which he cannot rebuild. Job 20:20 Surely he hath known no peace in his inmost mind,—With his dearest thing, shall he not get away: Job 20:21 Nothing escaped his devouring greed,—For this cause, shall his prosperity not continue: Job 20:22 When his abundance is gone, he shall be in straits, All the power of distress, shall come upon him. Job 20:23 It shall be that, to fill his belly, he will thrust at him the glow of his anger, and rain [it] upon him for his punishment. Job 20:24 He shall flee from the armour of iron,—There shall pierce him, a bow of bronze! Job 20:25 He hath drawn it out, and it hath come forth out of his back,—yea the flashing arrow-head, out of his gall, There shall march on him—terrors: Job 20:26 Every misfortune, is laid up for his treasures,—There shall consume, a fire, not blown up,—it shall destroy what remaineth in his tent: Job 20:27 The heavens shall reveal his iniquity, and, the earth, be rising up against him: Job 20:28 The increase of his house shall vanish, melting away in the day of his anger. Job 20:29 This, is the portion of the lawless man, from God, and the inheritance decreed him from the Mighty One.

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