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Job 20:4-11 World English Bible (WEB)

Don’t you know this from old time,
    since man was placed on earth,
that the triumphing of the wicked is short,
    the joy of the godless but for a moment?
Though his height mount up to the heavens,
    and his head reach to the clouds,
yet he shall perish forever like his own dung.
    Those who have seen him shall say, ‘Where is he?’
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found.
    Yes, he shall be chased away like a vision of the night.
The eye which saw him shall see him no more,
    neither shall his place any more see him.
10 His children shall seek the favor of the poor.
    His hands shall give back his wealth.
11 His bones are full of his youth,
    but youth shall lie down with him in the dust.

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Job 20:4-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“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?
“Though his loftiness [a]reaches the heavens,
And his head touches the clouds,
He perishes forever like his refuse;
Those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’
“He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him;
Even like a vision of the night he is chased away.
“The eye which saw him sees him no longer,
And his place no longer beholds him.
10 “His sons [b]favor the poor,
And his hands give back his wealth.
11 “His bones are full of his youthful vigor,
But it lies down with him [c]in the dust.


  1. Job 20:6 Lit goes up to
  2. Job 20:10 Or seek the favor of
  3. Job 20:11 Lit on
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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