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Job, Chapter 20
Chapter 19 | Chapter 21
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   1: And Zophar the Naamathite answereth and saith: --
   2: Therefore my thoughts cause me to answer, And because of my sensations in me.
   3: The chastisement of my shame I hear, And the spirit of mine understanding Doth cause me to answer:
   4: This hast thou known from antiquity? Since the placing of man on earth?
   5: That the singing of the wicked [is] short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,
   6: Though his excellency go up to the heavens, And his head against a cloud he strike --
   7: As his own dung for ever he doth perish, His beholders say: 'Where [is] he?'
   8: As a dream he fleeth, and they find him not, And he is driven away as a vision of the night,
   9: The eye hath not seen him, and addeth not. And not again doth his place behold him.
   10: His sons do the poor oppress, And his hands give back his wealth.
   11: His bones have been full of his youth, And with him on the dust it lieth down.
   12: Though he doth sweeten evil in his mouth, Doth hide it under his tongue,
   13: Hath pity on it, and doth not forsake it, And keep it back in the midst of his palate,
   14: His food in his bowels is turned, The bitterness of asps [is] in his heart.
   15: Wealth he hath swallowed, and doth vomit it. From his belly God driveth it out.
   16: Gall of asps he sucketh, Slay him doth the tongue of a viper.
   17: He looketh not on rivulets, Flowing of brooks of honey and butter.
   18: He is giving back [what] he laboured for, And doth not consume [it]; As a bulwark [is] his exchange, and he exults not.
   19: For he oppressed -- he forsook the poor, A house he hath taken violently away, And he doth not build it.
   20: For he hath not known ease in his belly. With his desirable thing he delivereth not himself.
   21: There is not a remnant to his food, Therefore his good doth not stay.
   22: In the fulness of his sufficiency he is straitened. Every perverse hand doth meet him.
   23: It cometh to pass, at the filling of his belly, He sendeth forth against him The fierceness of His anger, Yea, He raineth on him in his eating.
   24: He fleeth from an iron weapon, Pass through him doth a bow of brass.
   25: One hath drawn, And it cometh out from the body, And a glittering weapon from his gall proceedeth. On him [are] terrors.
   26: All darkness is hid for his treasures, Consume him doth a fire not blown, Broken is the remnant in his tent.
   27: Reveal do the heavens his iniquity, And earth is raising itself against him.
   28: Remove doth the increase of his house, Poured forth in a day of His anger.
   29: This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God. And an inheritance appointed him by God.

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