Then answeredH6030 ZopharH6691 the Naamathite,H5284 and said,H559
ThereforeH3651 do my thoughtsH5587 cause me to answer,H7725 and for this I make haste.H2363
I have heardH8085 the checkH4148 of my reproach,H3639 and the spiritH7307 of my understandingH998 causes me to answer.H6030
KnowH3045 you not thisH2063 of old,H5703 sinceH4480 manH120 was placedH7760 on earth,H776
That the triumphingH7445 of the wickedH7563 is short,H7138 and the joyH8057 of the hypocriteH2611 but for a moment?H7281
Though his excellencyH7863 mountH5927 up to the heavens,H8064 and his headH7218 reachH5060 to the clouds;H5645
Yet he shall perishH6 for everH5331 like his own dung:H1561 they which have seenH7200 him shall say,H559 WhereH335 is he?
He shall flyH5774 away as a dream,H2472 and shall not be found:H4672 yes, he shall be chasedH5074 away as a visionH2384 of the night.H3915
The eyeH5869 also which sawH7805 him shall see him noH3808 more;H3254 neitherH3808 shall his placeH4725 any moreH5750 beholdH7789 him.
His childrenH1121 shall seek to pleaseH7521 the poor,H1800 and his handsH3027 shall restoreH7725 their goods.H202
His bonesH6106 are fullH4390 of the sinH2403 of his youth,H5934 which shall lieH7901 downH7901 with him in the dust.H6083
ThoughH518 wickednessH7451 be sweetH4985 in his mouth,H6310 though he hideH3582 it underH8478 his tongue;H3956
Though he spareH2550 it, and forsakeH5800 it not; but keepH4513 it still withinH8432 his mouth:H2441
Yet his meatH3899 in his bowelsH4578 is turned,H2015 it is the gallH4846 of aspsH6620 withinH7130 him.
He has swallowedH1104 down riches,H2428 and he shall vomitH6958 them up again: GodH410 shall castH3423 them out of his belly.H990
He shall suckH3243 the poisonH7219 of asps:H6620 the viper'sH660 tongueH3956 shall slayH2026 him.
He shall not seeH7200 the rivers,H6390 the floods,H5104 the brooksH5158 of honeyH1706 and butter.H2529
That which he laboredH3022 for shall he restore,H7725 and shall not swallowH1104 it down: according to his substanceH2428 shall the restitutionH8545 be, and he shall not rejoiceH5965 therein.
BecauseH3588 he has oppressedH7533 and has forsakenH5800 the poor;H1800 because he has violentlyH1497 takenH1497 awayH1497 an houseH1004 which he builtH1129 not;
SurelyH3588 he shall not feelH3045 quietnessH7961 in his belly,H990 he shall not saveH4422 of that which he desired.H2530
There shall noneH369 of his meatH400 be left;H8300 thereforeH5921 H3651 shall noH3808 man lookH2342 for his goods.H2898
In the fullnessH4390 of his sufficiencyH5607 he shall be in straits:H3334 everyH3605 handH3027 of the wickedH6001 shall comeH935 on him.
When he is about to fillH4390 his belly,H990 God shall castH7971 the furyH2740 of his wrathH639 on him, and shall rainH4305 it on him while he is eating.H3894
He shall fleeH1272 from the ironH1270 weapon,H5402 and the bowH7198 of steelH5154 shall strikeH2498 him through.
It is drawn,H8025 and comesH3318 out of the body;H1465 yes, the glitteringH1300 swordH1300 comesH1980 out of his gall:H4846 terrorsH367 are on him.
AllH3605 darknessH2822 shall be hidH2244 in his secretH6845 places: a fireH784 not blownH5301 shall consumeH398 him; it shall goH3381 illH3415 with him that is leftH8300 in his tabernacle.H168
The heavenH8064 shall revealH1540 his iniquity;H5771 and the earthH776 shall riseH6965 up against him.
The increaseH2981 of his houseH1004 shall depart,H1540 and his goods shall flowH5064 away in the dayH3117 of his wrath.H639
ThisH2088 is the portionH2506 of a wickedH7563 manH120 from God,H430 and the heritageH5159 appointedH561 to him by God.H410