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