Job 20

Overview

Zophar is offended by Job’s words. He said :”[I hear a rebuke that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply] (v3). Assuming Job’s wickedness, he sets out to portray the deplorable fate in store for the wicked. This is the second and last time Zophar spoke.

Zophar makes three affirmations to prove that the fate of the wicked in indeed terrible:

  1. their life is brief (v4-11)
  2. their pleasure (using eating as the theme) is temporary (v12-19)
  3. their death is painful (v20-29)

 

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