Job 20:5
Context
Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

1Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, 2Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste. 3I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer. 4Know you not this of old, since man was placed on earth, 5That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? 6Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds; 7Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he? 8He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yes, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night. 9The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him. 10His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods. 11His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust. 12Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue; 13Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth: 14Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him. 15He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly. 16He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him. 17He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter. 18That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein. 19Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away an house which he built not; 20Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired. 21There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods. 22In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come on him. 23When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath on him, and shall rain it on him while he is eating. 24He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through. 25It is drawn, and comes out of the body; yes, the glittering sword comes out of his gall: terrors are on him. 26All 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. 27The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him. 28The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath. 29This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God.
Cross References
Job 8:12
Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it wither before any other herb.


Job 8:13
So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:


Job 8:19
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.


Job 34:30
That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.


Psalm 37:35
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.


Psalm 37:36
Yet he passed away, and, see, he was not: yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.


Psalm 94:3
LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?


Treasury of Scripture

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

the triumphing

Job 5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Job 15:29-34 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof on the earth...

Job 18:5,6 Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine...

Job 27:13-23 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty...

Exodus 15:9,10 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied on them; I will draw my sword...

Judges 16:21-30 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass...

Esther 5:11,12 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him...

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree...

Psalm 73:18-20 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...

Acts 12:22,23 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man...

short. Heb. from near. the joy

Job 8:19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul?

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven...

Matthew 13:20,21 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it...

Galatians 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

James 4:16 But now you rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

Strong's Concordance
That the triumphing of the wicked [is] short, and the joy of the hypocrite [but] for a moment?
Topical Bible
Brief Evil-doer Exultation Exulting Godless Hypocrite Joy Lasts Minute Moment Momentary Pride Profane Short Singing Sinner Triumphing Ungodly Wicked
Resources
Job Chapter 20 Verse 5

Alphabetical: a And brief but godless is joy lasts mirth moment momentary of short that the triumphing wicked

OT Poetry: Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked (Jb)
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