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Job 20:4–5

Do you not know this from of old,

esince man was placed on earth,

fthat the exulting of the wicked is short,

and the joy of the godless but for a moment?

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Job 20:4–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

“Surely you know how it has been from of old,

ever since mankind was placed on the earth,

that the mirth of the wicked is brief,

the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.

Job 20:4–5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Knowest thou not this of old,

Since man was placed upon earth,

That the triumphing of the wicked is short,

And the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Job 20:4–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“Don’t you realize that from the beginning of time,

ever since people were first placed on the earth,

the triumph of the wicked has been short lived

and the joy of the godless has been only temporary?

Job 20:4–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“Do you not know this of old,

Since man was placed on earth,

That the triumphing of the wicked is short,

And the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment?

Job 20:4–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

“You know how it has been for a long time,

ever since people were first put on the earth.

The happiness of evil people is brief,

and the joy of the wicked lasts only a moment.

Job 20:4–5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Knowest thou not this of old time,

Since man was placed upon earth,

That the triumphing of the wicked is short,

And the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Job 20:4–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Knowest thou not this, that of old, since man was placed upon earth, The exultation of the wicked is short, and the joy of the ungodly man but for a moment?

Job 20:4–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“Don’t you know 

that from ancient times, 

from the time humans were placed on earth, 

the triumph of the wicked is short-lived, 

and the joy of the godless person lasts only a moment? 

Job 20:4–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Don’t you know that ever since antiquity,

from the time man was placed on earth,

the joy of the wicked has been brief

and the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?

Job 20:4–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Do you not know this from of old,

ever since mortals were placed on earth,

that the exulting of the wicked is short,

and the joy of the godless is but for a moment?

Job 20:4–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“Did you know this from of old,

since the setting of the human being on earth,

that the rejoicing of the wicked is short,

and the joy of the godless lasts only a moment?

Job 20:4–5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“I’m sure you must know how things have always been.

They’ve been that way

ever since man was placed on this earth.

Those who are evil are happy for only a short time.

The joy of ungodly people lasts only for a moment.

Job 20:4–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“Do you know this from of old,

From the establishment of man on earth,

That the triumphing of the wicked is short,

And the joy of the godless momentary?