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20 Then answered aZophar the Naamathite, and said,
2 Therefore do my bthoughts cause me to answer,
And for this †I make haste.
3 I have heard cthe check of my reproach,
And the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.
4 Knowest thou not this dof old,
eSince man was placed upon earth,
And the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
6 hThough his excellency mount up to the heavens,
And his head reach unto the †clouds;
They which have seen him shall say, lWhere is he?
8 He shall fly away mas a dream, and shall not be found:
Yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
Neither shall his place any more behold him.
10 ||His children shall seek to please the poor,
And his hands pshall restore their goods.
Which qshall lie down with him in the dust.
Though he hide it under his tongue;
But keep it still †within his mouth:
It is the gall of rasps within him.
God shall cast them out of his belly.
16 He shall suck rthe poison of asps:
The sviper’s tongue shall slay him.
17 tHe shall not see the rivers,
†According to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.
19 Because he hath †oppressed and hath forsaken the poor;
Because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;
He shall not save of bthat which he desired.
21 ||There shall none of his meat be left;
Therefore shall no man look for his goods.
22 In the fulness of his csufficiency he shall be in straits:
Every hand of the ||wicked shall come upon him.
God shall cast dthe fury of his wrath upon him,
And shall rain it upon him ewhile he is eating.
24 fHe shall flee from the iron weapon,
25 iIt is drawn, and cometh out of the body;
lTerrors are upon him.
oA fire not blown shall consume him;
It shall go ill with him that is left in his ptabernacle.
27 The qheaven shall reveal his iniquity;
And qthe earth shall rise up against him.
And his goods shall rflow away in the day of his wrath.
And the heritage †appointed unto him by God.
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