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Job Chapter 20

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Zophar reveals the state and the portion of the wicked


20:1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered, and said,
20:2 For that reason do my thoughts cause me to answer, and because of this I hurry.
20:3 I have heard the insult of my reprimands, and the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer.
20:4 Do you know [everything] since the beginning of time, from when  Adam was placed on the earth?
20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is near an end, and the joy of the hypocrite is but a moment?
20:6 Though his superiority builds up to the heavens, and his head touches the clouds;
20:7 he will perish forever like his own dung: those who had seen him will ask, Where is he?
20:8 He flies away like a dream, and isn’t found: yes, he will be chased away like a vision of the night.
20:9 The eye also that glimpsed him won’t see him again; neither will [the people of] his place look on him
anymore .
20:10 His sons must seek to comfort the poor, and his hands will restore their goods.
20:11 His bones are full of his youth, which will lie down with him in the dirt.
20:12 When an evil [idea] becomes sweet in his mouth,  he hides it under his tongue;
20:13 he preserves it, and never abandons it; but keeps it still inside his mouth:
20:14 Yet his food in his belly will be turned, it is the venom of asps within him.
20:15 He has swallowed down riches, and he will vomit them up again: EL אֵל
‎Transliteration:ēl Pronunciation:ale — masculine noun — God, god-like one, mighty one occurs 245 times in 235 verses in the WLC Hebrew click here
will hurl them out of his belly.
20:16 He will suck the poison of asps: the viper’s tongue will kill him.
20:17 He will not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.
20:18 That which he worked will he return, and won’t swallow it down: the restitution will be in proportion to his wealth , and he will not enjoy it.
20:19 Because he has oppressed and has abandoned the poor; because he has stolen a house which he hadn’t built;
20:20 Surely he will not feel serenity in his belly, he won’t escape with what he desired.
20:21 There will nothing left of his food; for that reason his goods won’t last.
20:22 After the completeness of his wealth he will be in distress: every hand of the wicked will come on him.
20:23 When he is about to fill his belly, He will hurl the fury of His anger on him, and will rain it on him while he is eating.
20:24 He will run away from the iron weapon, and the bow of bronze will strike him through.
20:25 It is drawn, and comes out of its sheath; the glittering sword comes out of his hatred: terror is on him.
20:26 Total darkness is hidden in his secret treasures: a fire not blown [out] will consume him; it will go poorly with him that remains in his tent.
20:27 The heavens will reveal his sin; and the earth will rise up against him.
20:28 The produce of his house will disappear, and his goods will be swept away in the day of His anger.
20:29 This is the
wicked man’s portion of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
, and the heritage arranged for him by EL אֵל
‎Transliteration:ēl Pronunciation:ale — masculine noun — God, god-like one, mighty one occurs 245 times in 235 verses in the WLC Hebrew click here
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