Job 19:15-29 “Yet In My Flesh I Shall See God”

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Study Aired June 17, 2012

Job 19:15 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.
Job 19:16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth.
Job 19:17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children’s sake of mine own body.
Job 19:18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me.
Job 19:19 All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.
Job 19:20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
Job 19:21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.
Job 19:22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
Job 19:23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!
Job 19:24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
Job 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
Job 19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
Job 19:28 But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?

Introduction

In this study we will hear the most impassioned plea from Job for pity from people who have no pity. Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar were willing to condemn Job as an extreme sinner, based solely on the fact that Job was enduring a trial which was worse than anything they had yet endured. Job had been universally highly esteemed by all, and now he is universally greatly despised by even his closest friends and family members and even his own servants in his own house. Even his wife considers ‘his breath [ to be] strange’.
As the Old Testament type of our “old… first man Adam”, Job continues his plea for mercy against Bildad’s continued false accusations. Job, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar are all Edomites, and Edom is Esau, the type and shadow of our anointed, yet rejected old man even though he is born of the same mother and father as Jacob, who is the type and symbol of God’s accepted anointed.

Gen 36:8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

What this tells us is that Job is not the early type of our old man when he first comes into this world. Rather Job and his miserable comforters are a much later type of our rejected old man as a brother in Babylon, who is convinced that he already knows God, when in truth he is still desirous of destroying God’s elect while thinking he is doing God service:

Joh 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
Joh 16:3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Neither Job nor his comforters know God, but they are all fully convinced that they do and that they are speaking in His behalf.

Job 12:1 And Job answered and said,
Job 12:2 No doubt but ye [ think] are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
Job 12:3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

When we are being judged, it appears that God is on the side of our accusers, and while we are being ‘mocked by our accusing neighbors, it appears to us that God has them to mock us, but He also appears to answer their prayers. Even our closest friends and family members see our trials as “the savor of death unto death”.

Job 19:15 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.

Our very presence, if we are being “crucified with Christ” (Gal 2:20), causes “all men” to hate us.

Mat 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
Mat 10:18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
Mat 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
Mat 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Mat 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

“All men” speaks of “men” as those who do not know God and His Son. “Men” in scripture stands in contrast to God’s anointed elect who are “hated of all men”. Just how universal is this hatred of the anointed of Christ?

Job 19:16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth.
Job 19:17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children’s sake of mine own body.

If Job’s wife typifies Babylon, then our trials prove to her that we are stricken of God. The “day of our visitation”, our being judged and our suffering, emboldens her to consider us a stranger. Thus the gulf between God’s elect and Babylon grows until it cannot be spanned.

Job 19:18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me.

Even Babylon’s most immature hate those who are being judged at this time. Nevertheless our judgment at this time prepares us to become their judges in the next age.

Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

Job 19:19 All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.

Is it possible to make a more universal expression of the disdain that is poured out upon those with whom our Lord is working to purify them in this age, and to prepare them to rule over the world and then later over angels? “All men… speak against” God’s despised anointed. But it ‘turns to us for a testimony’ if we are indeed God’s anointed. It is God’s anointed whose trials make them despised by a world which sees physical blessings as proof of spiritual obedience and divine favor. If Christ is in us, then we are God’s anointed who are despised by this world. Babylon, on the other hand, is God’s rejected anointed who are typified by the anointed but rejected King Saul, Saul of Tarsus, and by Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar.

Luk 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
Luk 6:23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
Luk 21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
Luk 21:13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
1Pe 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

The “all men” are those whom Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar typify. It is “all men” to whom we, if indeed Christ is living His life in us, are nothing less than a putrid smell of death, while we are the sweet smell of life to those in whom Christ dwells.

2Co 2:14 But thanks be to God, the One always leading us in triumph in Christ, and the One revealing through us the odor of the knowledge of Him in every place.
2Co 2:15 For we are a sweet smell to God because of Christ in those being saved, and in those being lost;
2Co 2:16 to the one, an odor of death unto death, and to the other, an odor of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
2Co 2:17 For we are not as the many, peddling the Word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God. We speak in Christ, in the sight of God. (LITV)

“The many, peddling the Word of God” and “all men” are symbolized by Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar. To them we are the smell of death, but to those in whom Christ dwells we “reveal… the [ sweet] odor of the knowledge of [ Christ] in every place”.

Job 19:20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

“Escaping with the skin of [ our] teeth” is just another way of saying “the righteous [ are] scarcely… saved”.

1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
1Pe 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

It is also another way of saying we ‘die daily… are crucified with Christ… offer [ our] bodies as a living sacrifice, and lose our lives to find them.’

Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
1Co 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Job lives through this ordeal and receives double what he had before his trial, as the Old Testament type of our enduring the fiery trials of this age and coming through “the body of this death” to become the overcomers who will be redeemed first through that “blessed and holy… first resurrection”, to rule and reign with Christ.

Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

“Turned the captivity” is Old Testament terminology for repenting and turning to God and being delivered out of the captivity of the devil and his ways.

2Ti 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2Ti 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Satan’s “will” is defined in this book of Job as God’s own hand.

Job 1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
Job 1:9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
Job 1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
Job 1:11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Job 1:12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
Job 2:5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Job 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.

So Satan is nothing more than an instrument in the hands of Him who is “working all things after the counsel of His own will”.

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

If we are granted to deeply believe Eph 1:11, we will not be holding others or ourselves responsible for either the good or the evil we are caused to perform in these vessels of clay.
But Job’s understanding of God’s sovereignty is as limited as ours first is, so He begs for just a little compassion from those who were once His “inward friends”.

Job 19:21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.

Job did not blame Satan for anything. He knew that all that Satan performs in this world is nothing less than “the hand of God” (Job 1:11 and 2:5). But he does not yet see who or what are those he calls his friends.

Job 19:22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

He calls them his “friends” but they are “miserable… friends”, who use his severe trial as an occasion to condemn him, instead of attempting to comfort him, as if Job were responsible for his own fate. “Why do you persecute me as God?” Job knew what was “the hand of God”. We all wonder why those who witness us in our suffering are not satisfied with that physical suffering alone; “satisfied with [ the suffering of] my flesh?” Why do we all just naturally kick our brothers when “the hand of God has touched [ them]”?

Job 19:23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!
Job 19:24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

God has certainly granted Job this request. We are studying what is one of the most puzzling books ever written. These are Job’s words, and they are his story “printed in a book” for all men to read, and by which we all ought be admonished to deal generously and mercifully with our brothers who are suffering.

Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

This is one of the earliest references in scripture to a resurrection from among the dead. It is sad to realize that there is great controversy among many scholars about whether the word “redeemer” refers to Christ, a man of whom Job had no personal knowledge, or whether Job is simply expressing a desire to be delivered from his present distress. Job has made it clear in this very chapter that he has no hope for deliverance in this life.

Job 19:8 He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.
Job 19:9 He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.
Job 19:10 He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.
Job 19:11 He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies.

“He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth” tells us spiritually that Christ will subdue our old man, but these words also have a ‘will be’ application which has given hope to all of mankind who have been given to read and rejoice with Job, in the hope that these words have given to everyone who has ever been granted to read and believe these words. Job is one of the oldest Old Testament types of God’s elect who are suffering in and are rejected by this world and the harlot who sits upon the waters of the world of mankind.

Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Job typifies us while we are in those ‘waters’, but in the process of “coming out of her” (Rev 18:4). Job 19:25 gives us hope even “while we are yet sinners” (Eph 2:1-3).

Job 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Most of the literal translations understand this verse to say “from my flesh… from out of my flesh… without my flesh”, etc. Here are several examples of the various ways this verse is translated to mean “without my flesh”, which is much more in line with these New Testament verses concerning the resurrection of the dead:

Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Here is how several of the literal translations, and even some which are not literal, translate this verse:
(CLV) And behind my skin I will stand erect, And from my flesh I shall perceive Eloah,
(Darby) And if after my skin this shall be destroyed, yet from out of my flesh shall I see God;
(JPS) And when after my skin this is destroyed, then without my flesh shall I see God;
(LITV) and after my skin has been struck off from my flesh, yet this, I shall see God,
(Rotherham) And, though, after my skin is struck off, this followeth, yet, apart from my flesh, shall I see GOD:
(RV) And after my skin hath been thus destroyed, yet from my flesh shall I see God:
(YLT) And after my skin hath compassed this body , Then from my flesh I see God:

If indeed this verse refers to the resurrection the dead, then there can be no doubt about how it should be translated because:

Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

The word translated ‘in’ as “in my flesh” in the King James, is this Hebrew word with its Strong’s definition:

H4480
min minn y minne y
min, min- nee’, min- nay’
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses: – above, after, among, at, because of, by (reason of), from (among), in, X neither, X nor, (out) of, over, since, X then, through, X whether, with.

“… Yet in my flesh I shall see God”, is not the best translation for this verse, nevertheless, as was the case for many other Old Testament patriarchs, prophets and others, Job did “see God… in [ his] flesh”, with worms still in his skin.

Job 7:5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.
Job 42:5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.

Here are but a few of those who ‘in their flesh, saw God’.

Gen 18:1 And the LORD [ Hebrew – Yahweh] appeared unto him [ Abraham and Sarah] in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
Gen 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
Jdg 13:22 And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

Of course none of those who ‘saw God’ anywhere in the Old Testament ever saw the form or ever heard the voice of God the Father.

Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Joh 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

Christ came to “reveal… the Father”.

Mat 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

In so doing, Christ also revealed to us that He Himself was the “I Am” of the Old Testament, who the Jews all thought was the Father Himself:

Exo 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
Joh 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

So it is Jesus Himself who is talking with and dealing with Satan on behalf of His Father, working in the life of Job, for our admonition.

Job 19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Seeing Christ is to see Him and His Father:

Joh 14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
Joh 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

‘Seeing’ God is to know Him:

Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

And to “know God… is life eternal”.

Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

What cannot be seen or heard by those who have not yet been given to accept Christ, who is the Truth, is that Job, and all who “saw God” in the Old Testament did so only “for our admonition”, simply because they were not even ministering to themselves but unto us:

1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1Pe 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
1Pe 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Pe 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

It behooved Christ “to be made like… His brothers” so he could be “a merciful and faithful high priest… with… the same… flesh… as the children of Abraham”.

Heb 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Heb 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Heb 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

“It behooves” us to “judge righteous judgment” and be merciful in judgment, because “with what judgment we judge we shall be judged”. As Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar we simply do not have it in us to do so.

Mat 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Mat 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Mat 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Mat 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

As with Job’s friends, we know nothing of examining ourselves. We have no “eyes within”. Like Christ’s carnal disciples, and like Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar, all we can see are the sins of others. God’s elect have “eyes within” and are therefore concerned with what is within the cup, instead of what is without, or in other’s cups.

Rev 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Job 19:28 But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?

“You should say, Why persecute we him” because those who “are full of eyes within”, know that judgment and vengeance belong to God, and that they should be looking at the “beam in their own eye” first, and let God deal with “the matter” within others.

Job 19:29 Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.

“For wrath brings punishments of the sword” tells us that “the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God”.

Jas 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

The self- righteousness that is “the works of the law” is “the wrath of man [ which] works not the righteousness of God”, and bring us into judgment:

Rom 4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

So the law, the law of Moses, which is nothing more or less than what “the Gentiles do by nature”, is for the lawless and is not made for a righteous man”.

1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

“… That you may know there is a judgment”, is why Christ came into this world:

Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
Joh 9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
Joh 9:41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

At this point in our story, both Job and His friends think they “see” who God is. In Truth they do not know God and are spiritually as blind as a bat. But it is only for blessed Job, that the fire of Christ’s judgment is already kindled.

Luk 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

So while we are careful to clean the inside of the cup first, and while we are careful to be merciful and patient with the sins of others, we must never allow the permissive spirit of “agreement in the essentials of the doctrines of Christ, and tolerance in the non essentials”, to ever creep within our own hearts or within the body of the Christ. The body of Christ ” knows there is a judgment” and knows that judgment must begin at the house of God”

1Co 2:15 But he t hat is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
1Co 5:3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that j udgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

God’s house is both within us and it is a corporate house which comprises the entire family of God, the church. Judgment begins within the cup of our own individual lives as well as the “man who has done this deed” who must be judged within the church which is His body.
It is by “judging those that are within”, that we “try the spirits” and remain of “one mind” and avoid the schizophrenia of the 40,000 denominations of Christendom.

1Co 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1Jn 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby [ by trying the spirits] know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Next week, if the Lord wills, we will see that God destroys and causes Him to “fly away as a dream, and shall not be found”.

Job 20:1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,
Job 20:2 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.
Job 20:3 I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.
Job 20:4 Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,
Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
Job 20:6 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;
Job 20:7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?
Job 20:8 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
Job 20:9 The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.
Job 20:10 His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.
Job 20:11 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.
Job 20:12 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;
Job 20:13 Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:
Job 20:14 Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.
Job 20:15 He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

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