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20 Then cZophar the Naamathite answered and said:
2 “Therefore my dthoughts answer me,
because of my haste within me.
and out of my understanding a spirit answers me.
esince man was placed on earth,
5 fthat the exulting of the wicked is short,
and the joy of the godless but for a moment?
6 gThough his height mount up to the heavens,
and his head reach to the clouds,
7 he will perish forever like his own hdung;
those who have seen him will say, i‘Where is he?’
8 He will fly away like ja dream and not be found;
he will be chased away like a vision of the night.
9 kThe eye that saw him will see him no more,
nor will his place any more behold him.
and his hands will lgive back his wealth.
11 His bones are full of his myouthful vigor,
but it will lie ndown with him in the dust.
though he hides it ounder his tongue,
and holds it in his mouth,
it is the venom of pcobras within him.
God casts them out of his belly.
qthe tongue of a viper will kill him.
17 He will not look upon rthe rivers,
18 He will ugive back the fruit of his toil
and will not vswallow it down;
from the profit of his trading
he will get no enjoyment.
he has seized a house that he did not build.
yhe will not let anything in which he delights escape him.
therefore his prosperity will not endure.
the hand of everyone in misery will come against him.
God1 will send his burning anger against him
and rain it upon him zinto his body.
24 aHe will flee from an iron weapon;
25 It dis drawn forth and comes out of his body;
gterrors come upon him.
ha fire not fanned will devour him;
what is left in his tent will be consumed.
27 iThe heavens will reveal his iniquity,
and the earth will rise up against him.
dragged off in the day of God’s2 wrath.
29 jThis is the wicked man’s portion from God,
jthe heritage decreed for him by God.”
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