Job 20
American Standard Version
Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

1Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

2Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, Even by reason of my haste that is in me.

3I have heard the reproof which putteth me to shame; And the spirit of my understanding answereth me.

4Knowest thou not this of old time, Since man was placed upon earth,

5That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless but for a moment?

6Though his height mount up to the heavens, And his head reach unto the clouds;

7Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: They that have seen him shall say, Where is he?

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

9The eye which saw him shall see him no more; Neither shall his place any more behold him.

10His children shall seek the favor of the poor, And his hands shall give back his wealth.

11His bones are full of his youth, But it 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 will not let it go, But keep it still within his mouth;

14Yet his food in his bowels is turned, It is the gall of asps within him.

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

16He shall suck the poison of asps: The viper's tongue shall slay him.

17He shall not look upon the rivers, The flowing streams of honey and butter.

18That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down; According to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice.

19For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

20Because he knew no quietness within him, He shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth.

21There was nothing left that he devoured not; Therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

22In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: The hand of every one that is in misery shall come upon him.

23When he is about to fill his belly, God will cast the fierceness of his wrath upon him, And will rain it upon him while he is eating.

24He shall flee from the iron weapon, And the bow of brass shall strike him through.

25He draweth it forth, and it cometh out of his body; Yea, the glittering point cometh out of his gall: Terrors are upon him.

26All darkness is laid up for his treasures: A fire not blown by man'shall devour him; It shall consume that which is left in his tent.

27The heavens shall reveal his iniquity, And the earth shall rise up against him.

28The increase of his house shall depart; 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 unto him by God.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Zophar shows the state and portion of the wicked
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

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