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Job 20
New Living Translation

Zophar’s Second Response to Job

20Then Zophar the Naamathite replied.H6030H6691H5284H559 2"I must reply because I am greatly disturbed.H5587H7725H2363 3I've had to endure your insults, but now my spirit prompts me to reply.H8085H4148H3639H7307H998H6030 4"Don't you realize that from the beginning of time, ever since people were first placed on the earth,H3045H5703H120H7760H776 5the triumph of the wicked has been short lived and the joy of the godless has been only temporary?H7445H7563H7138H8057H2611H7281 6Though the pride of the godless reaches to the heavens and their heads touch the clouds,H7863H5927H8064H7218H5060H5645 7yet they will vanish forever, thrown away like their own dung. Those who knew them will ask, 'Where are they?'H6H5331H1561H7200H559H335 8They will fade like a dream and not be found. They will vanish like a vision in the night.H5774H2472H4672H5074H2384H3915 9Those who once saw them will see them no more. Their families will never see them again.H5869H7805H3254H4725H7789 10Their children will beg from the poor, for they must give back their stolen riches.H1121H7521H1800H3027H7725H202 11Though they are young, their bones will lie in the dust.H6106H4390H5934H7901H6083 12"They enjoyed the sweet taste of wickedness, letting it melt under their tongue.H7451H4985H6310H3582H3956 13They savored it, holding it long in their mouths.H2550H5800H4513H8432H2441 14But suddenly the food in their bellies turns sour, a poisonous venom in their stomach.H3899H4578H2015H4846H6620H7130 15They will vomit the wealth they swallowed. God won't let them keep it down.H1104H2428H6958H410H3423H990 16They will suck the poison of cobras. The viper will kill them.H3243H7219H6620H660H3956H2026 17They will never again enjoy streams of olive oil or rivers of milk and honey.H7200H6390H5104H5158H1706H2529 18They will give back everything they worked for. Their wealth will bring them no joy.H3022H7725H1104H2428H8545H5965 19For they oppressed the poor and left them destitute. They foreclosed on their homes.H7533H5800H1800H1497H1004H1129 20They were always greedy and never satisfied. Nothing remains of all the things they dreamed about.H3045H7961H990H4422H2530 21Nothing is left after they finish gorging themselves. Therefore, their prosperity will not endure.H400H8300H2342H2898 22"In the midst of plenty, they will run into trouble and be overcome by misery.H4390H4390H5607H3334H3027H6001H935 23May God give them a bellyful of trouble. May God rain down his anger upon them.H4390H990H7971H2740H639H4305H3894 24When they try to escape an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow will pierce them.H1272H1270H5402H7198H5154H2498 25The arrow is pulled from their back, and the arrowhead glistens with blood. The terrors of death are upon them.H8025H3318H1465H1300H1980H4846H367 26Their treasures will be thrown into deepest darkness. A wildfire will devour their goods, consuming all they have left.H2822H2934H6845H784H5301H398H3415H8300H168 27The heavens will reveal their guilt, and the earth will testify against them.H8064H1540H5771H776H6965 28A flood will sweep away their house. God's anger will descend on them in torrents.H2981H1004H1540H5064H3117H639 29This is the reward that God gives the wicked. It is the inheritance decreed by God."H2506H7563H120H430H5159H561H410


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