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Job 20

Overview

Job 20:1, Zophar shews the state and portion of the wicked.

Verse 1

Zophar: Job 2:11, Job 11:1, Job 42:9

Reciprocal: Job 15:34 - the congregation

Verse 2

my thoughts: Job 20:3, Job 4:2, Job 13:19, Job 32:13-20, Psalms 39:2, Psalms 39:3, Jeremiah 20:9, Romans 10:2

and for: Psalms 31:22, Psalms 116:11, Proverbs 14:29, Proverbs 29:20, Ecclesiastes 7:9, Mark 6:25, James 1:19

I make haste: Heb. my haste is in me

Reciprocal: Job 32:20 - I will speak

Verse 3

the check: Job 19:29

the spirit: Job 20:2, Job 27:11, Job 33:3, Psalms 49:3, Psalms 78:2-5

Reciprocal: Job 12:2 - ye are the people Job 16:3 - what emboldeneth Job 26:4 - whose spirit

Verse 4

thou not: Job 8:8, Job 8:9, Job 15:10, Job 32:7

man: Genesis 1:28, Genesis 9:1-3, Psalms 115:16

Reciprocal: John 9:32 - the world

Verse 5

the triumphing: Job 5:3, Job 15:29-34, Job 18:5, Job 18:6, Job 27:13-23, Exodus 15:9, Exodus 15:10, Judges 16:21-30, Esther 5:11, Esther 5:12, Esther 7:10, Psalms 37:35, Psalms 37:36, Psalms 73:18-20, Acts 12:22, Acts 12:23

short: Heb. from near

the joy: Job 8:19, Job 27:8, Matthew 7:21, Matthew 13:20, Matthew 13:21, Galatians 6:4, James 4:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:28 - General Joshua 8:22 - let none Judges 5:30 - Have they not sped Judges 15:14 - the Philistines Judges 16:30 - and the house Judges 20:35 - twenty 1 Samuel 4:5 - all Israel 1 Samuel 23:7 - he is shut 1 Samuel 30:16 - because of all 2 Samuel 15:10 - reigneth 1 Kings 1:41 - as they 1 Kings 16:15 - seven 2 Kings 15:23 - and reigned two years Ezra 4:24 - So Esther 5:9 - joyful Esther 6:12 - hasted to his house Job 8:13 - the hypocrite's Job 15:21 - in prosperity Job 20:18 - swallow Job 21:27 - I know Job 24:24 - are exalted Psalms 35:24 - and let Psalms 37:2 - General Psalms 58:9 - as Psalms 73:19 - How Psalms 94:3 - the wicked Proverbs 10:3 - but Proverbs 12:3 - shall not be established Proverbs 12:19 - but Ecclesiastes 8:13 - it shall Isaiah 37:36 - and when Isaiah 51:13 - where is Jeremiah 4:18 - Thy way Daniel 4:33 - same Daniel 5:5 - the same Daniel 11:4 - he shall stand Matthew 27:3 - repented Mark 11:20 - General Luke 4:5 - in Luke 6:25 - mourn Luke 12:1 - which Luke 22:53 - but John 8:9 - went out John 16:20 - but the Acts 5:37 - he also Hebrews 11:25 - the pleasures

Verse 6

his excellency: Genesis 11:4, Isaiah 14:13, Isaiah 14:14, Daniel 4:11, Daniel 4:22, Amos 9:2, Obadiah 1:3, Obadiah 1:4, Matthew 11:23

clouds: Heb. cloud

Reciprocal: Psalms 52:5 - pluck

Verse 7

perish: 1 Kings 14:10, 2 Kings 9:37, Psalms 83:10, Jeremiah 8:2

shall say: Job 14:10

Reciprocal: Job 4:20 - without Job 20:9 - The eye Job 21:28 - Where Job 27:19 - he openeth Psalms 41:5 - his name Psalms 52:5 - pluck Isaiah 41:12 - shalt seek Obadiah 1:4 - exalt Malachi 2:3 - spread Philippians 3:8 - but dung

Verse 8

fly away: Psalms 73:20, Psalms 18:10, Psalms 90:5, Isaiah 29:7, Isaiah 29:8

Reciprocal: Job 18:18 - chased Psalms 37:10 - wicked Daniel 11:19 - but Revelation 18:21 - and shall

Verse 9

The eye: Job 20:7, Job 7:8, Job 7:10, Job 8:18, Job 27:3, Psalms 37:10, Psalms 37:36, Psalms 103:15, Psalms 103:16

Reciprocal: Revelation 12:8 - their

Verse 10

His children: etc. or, The poor shall oppress his children, Proverbs 28:3

seek: Psalms 109:10

his hands: Job 20:18, Exodus 12:36, Exodus 22:1, Exodus 22:3, Exodus 9:2, 2 Samuel 12:6, Proverbs 6:31, Luke 19:8

Reciprocal: Job 20:28 - increase Job 21:8 - General

Verse 11

bones: Job 13:26, Job 19:20, Psalms 25:7, Proverbs 5:11-13, Proverbs 5:22, Proverbs 5:23, Ezekiel 32:27

which shall lie: Job 21:26, Proverbs 14:32, Ezekiel 24:13, John 8:21, John 8:24, Acts 1:25

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 31:16 - sleep Job 33:19 - pain Ecclesiastes 11:10 - and put Ecclesiastes 12:7 - dust Isaiah 57:20 - like Jeremiah 2:19 - bitter Jeremiah 31:19 - I did Hosea 7:2 - their own

Verse 12

wickedness: Job 15:16, Genesis 3:6, Proverbs 9:17, Proverbs 9:18, Proverbs 20:17, Ecclesiastes 11:9

he hide: Psalms 10:7, Psalms 109:17, Psalms 109:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:42 - comfort himself 2 Samuel 11:6 - Send me 2 Samuel 12:16 - lay all night Proverbs 19:28 - the Ezekiel 7:19 - they shall not Acts 1:18 - with

Verse 13

spare it: Matthew 5:29, Matthew 5:30, Mark 9:43-49, Romans 8:13

within his mouth: Heb. in the midst of his palate

Reciprocal: Proverbs 19:28 - the

Verse 14

his meat: 2 Samuel 11:2-5, 2 Samuel 12:10, 2 Samuel 12:11, Psalms 32:3, Psalms 32:4, Psalms 38:1-8, Psalms 51:8, Psalms 51:9, Proverbs 1:31, Proverbs 23:20, Proverbs 23:21, Proverbs 23:29-35, Jeremiah 2:19, Malachi 2:2

the gall: Job 20:16, Deuteronomy 32:24, Romans 3:13

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:33 - the poison Psalms 58:4 - the deaf Acts 8:23 - the gall

Verse 15

swallowed: Proverbs 23:8, Matthew 27:3, Matthew 27:4

Reciprocal: Joshua 7:24 - took Achan 2 Kings 15:13 - a full month Job 5:5 - swalloweth Job 20:18 - shall he restore Proverbs 13:11 - Wealth Ecclesiastes 5:14 - those Jeremiah 51:34 - swallowed Habakkuk 2:6 - that increaseth James 5:1 - ye

Verse 16

the poison: Romans 3:13

the viper's: Isaiah 30:6, Matthew 3:7, Acts 28:3-6

Reciprocal: Job 20:14 - the gall Psalms 58:4 - the deaf

Verse 17

shall not see: Numbers 14:23, 2 Kings 7:2, Jeremiah 17:6-8, Luke 16:24

the rivers: Psalms 36:8, Psalms 36:9, Isaiah 41:17, Jeremiah 17:6, Revelation 22:1

floods: or, streaming brooks

of honey: Deuteronomy 32:13, Deuteronomy 32:14, 2 Samuel 17:29, Psalms 81:16, Isaiah 7:15, Isaiah 7:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:16 - went Job 29:6 - I washed Isaiah 36:17 - a land of corn

Verse 18

shall he restore: Job 20:10, Job 20:15

swallow: Job 20:5, Proverbs 1:12, Jeremiah 51:34, Jeremiah 51:44, Lamentations 2:16, Hosea 8:7, Hosea 8:8, Amos 8:4, Matthew 23:14, Matthew 23:24

his substance: Heb. the substance of his exchange

and he shall: Job 31:25, Job 31:29, Isaiah 24:7-11, Jeremiah 11:15, Jeremiah 11:16, Jeremiah 22:13, Jeremiah 22:17, Ezekiel 7:12, Hosea 9:1, James 4:8, James 4:9

Reciprocal: Exodus 22:5 - shall he make restitution Job 18:15 - because Job 20:28 - increase Job 22:20 - our substance Psalms 109:11 - extortioner Proverbs 6:31 - if Proverbs 28:22 - and

Verse 19

Because: Job 21:27, Job 21:28, Job 22:6, Job 24:2-12, Job 31:13-22, Job 31:38, Job 31:39, Job 35:9, 1 Samuel 12:3, 1 Samuel 12:4, Psalms 10:18, Psalms 12:5, Proverbs 14:31, Proverbs 22:22, Proverbs 22:23, Ecclesiastes 4:1, Ecclesiastes 5:8, Ezekiel 22:29, Amos 4:1-3, James 2:6, James 2:13, James 5:4

oppressed: Heb. crushed, Deuteronomy 28:33, Lamentations 3:34

he hath violently: Job 18:15, Job 24:2, 1 Kings 21:19, Isaiah 5:7, Isaiah 5:8, Micah 2:2, Micah 2:9

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:15 - General Leviticus 6:4 - which he Leviticus 25:14 - General 2 Chronicles 16:10 - oppressed Job 22:20 - our substance Job 27:13 - the heritage Psalms 62:10 - Trust Proverbs 11:17 - but Proverbs 13:11 - Wealth Proverbs 15:6 - in the revenues Proverbs 22:16 - that oppresseth Ezekiel 45:9 - exactions Daniel 5:6 - the king's Habakkuk 2:9 - that coveteth an evil covetousness

Verse 20

Surely: Ecclesiastes 5:13, Ecclesiastes 5:14, Isaiah 57:20, Isaiah 57:21

feel: Heb. know

Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:14 - General Psalms 109:18 - so let Proverbs 10:3 - but Luke 12:20 - God Romans 11:9 - their table

Verse 21

none of his meat be left: or, be none left for his meat, Job 18:19, Jeremiah 17:11, Luke 16:24, Luke 16:25

Verse 22

the fulness: Job 15:29, Job 18:7, Psalms 39:5, Ecclesiastes 2:18-20, Revelation 18:7

every hand: Job 1:15, Job 1:17, Job 16:11, 2 Kings 24:2, Isaiah 10:6

wicked: or, troublesome, Job 3:17

Reciprocal: Job 15:21 - in prosperity Job 21:23 - in his full strength Job 33:6 - I am Haggai 1:6 - eat

Verse 23

he is about: Numbers 11:33, Psalms 78:30, Psalms 78:31, Malachi 2:2, Luke 12:17-20

rain it: Genesis 19:24, Exodus 9:23, Psalms 11:6, Psalms 78:30, Psalms 78:31, Isaiah 21:4

Reciprocal: Joshua 7:24 - his sons 2 Kings 7:20 - General 2 Kings 9:24 - smote Job 21:23 - in his full strength Job 21:25 - never Job 27:20 - a tempest Job 31:23 - destruction Job 40:11 - Cast Psalms 37:9 - evildoers Psalms 73:19 - they are Psalms 78:49 - cast Jeremiah 20:4 - I will make Daniel 4:31 - the word Amos 8:10 - I will turn Nahum 1:2 - is furious

Verse 24

flee from: 1 Kings 20:30, Isaiah 24:18, Jeremiah 48:43, Jeremiah 48:44, Amos 5:19, Amos 9:1-3

the bow: 2 Samuel 22:35

strike him: Proverbs 7:23

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:25 - Let us flee Job 15:22 - and he is Job 27:22 - he would fain flee Ezekiel 11:8 - General

Verse 25

drawn: Job 16:13, Deuteronomy 32:41, 2 Samuel 18:14, Psalms 7:12

terrors: Job 6:4, Job 15:21, Job 18:11, Job 27:20, Psalms 73:19, Psalms 88:15, Jeremiah 20:3, Jeremiah 20:4, 2 Corinthians 5:11

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:16 - terror Judges 3:21 - thrust it Job 15:22 - and he is Ezekiel 21:9 - A sword Amos 5:19 - As if

Verse 26

darkness: Job 18:5, Job 18:6, Isaiah 8:22, Matthew 8:12, Jude 1:13

a fire: Psalms 21:9, Psalms 120:4, Isaiah 30:33, Matthew 3:12

it shall go: Job 18:19, Psalms 109:9-15, Isaiah 14:20-22

Reciprocal: Job 15:30 - the flame Job 22:20 - the fire Proverbs 14:11 - house Zechariah 5:4 - and it shall remain

Verse 27

heaven: Psalms 44:20, Psalms 44:21, Jeremiah 29:23, Malachi 3:5, Luke 12:2, Luke 12:3, Romans 2:16, 1 Corinthians 4:5

earth: Job 16:18, Job 18:18, Isaiah 26:21

Reciprocal: Job 31:38 - cry John 8:9 - went out

Verse 28

increase: Job 20:10, Job 20:18-22, Job 5:5, Job 27:14-19, 2 Kings 20:17, Revelation 18:17

and his goods: Proverbs 11:4, Zephaniah 1:18, Matthew 16:26, James 5:1-3

Reciprocal: Job 21:8 - General Job 21:30 - day Psalms 21:10 - General Proverbs 10:3 - but Amos 6:9 - if Haggai 1:6 - with holes

Verse 29

the portion: Job 18:21, Job 27:13, Job 31:2, Job 31:3, Deuteronomy 29:20-28, Psalms 11:5, Psalms 11:6, Matthew 24:51

appointed unto him by God: Heb. of his decree from God, Lamentations 3:38

Reciprocal: Job 21:27 - I know Psalms 62:10 - Trust Isaiah 17:14 - the portion Jeremiah 13:25 - thy lot Jeremiah 43:11 - such as are for death Daniel 4:24 - the decree Luke 12:46 - and will appoint

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 20". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/job-20.html.