The Spirit of Understanding – Job 20

Job 20:1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,  

Job 20:2 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and  for this I make haste. 

Job 20:3 I have heard the check of my  reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to  answer. 

Job 20:4 Knowest thou not this of old, since man  was placed upon earth, 

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a  moment? 

Job 20:6 Though his excellency mount up to the  heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds; 


Job 20:7 Yet  he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have  seen him shall say, Where is he? 

Job 20:8 He shall fly away  as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased  away as a vision of the night. 

Job 20:9 The eye also which  saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any  more behold him. 

Job 20:10 His children shall seek to please  the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods. 

Job 20:11  His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie  down with him in the dust. 

Job 20:12 Though wickedness be  sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;   

Job 20:13 Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it  still within his mouth: 

Job 20:14 Yet his meat in his bowels  is turned, it is the gall of asps within him. 

Job 20:15 He hath  swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again:  God shall cast  them out of his belly. 

Job 20:16 He shall suck  the poison of asps: the viper’s tongue shall slay him.  

Job 20:17 He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of  honey and butter. 

Job 20:18 That which he laboured for shall  he restore, and shall not swallow it down:  according to  his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not  rejoice therein. 

Job 20:19 Because he hath oppressed and  hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken  away an house which he builded not; 

Job 20:20 Surely he  shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that  which he desired. 

Job 20:21 There shall none of his meat be  left; therefore shall no man look for his goods. 

Job 20:22 In  the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every  hand of the wicked shall come upon him. 

Job 20:23 When  he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his  wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is  eating. 

Job 20:24 He shall flee from the iron weapon, and  the bow of steel shall strike him through. 

Job 20:25 It is  drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword  cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him. 

Job 20:26 All  darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown  shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his  tabernacle. 

Job 20:27 The heaven shall reveal his iniquity;  and the earth shall rise up against him. 

Job 20:28 The increase  of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in  the day of his wrath. 

Job 20:29 This is the portion of a  wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him  by God.  KJV


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