Job 20:18
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New International Version
What he toiled for he must give back uneaten; he will not enjoy the profit from his trading.

New Living Translation
They will give back everything they worked for. Their wealth will bring them no joy.

English Standard Version
He will give back the fruit of his toil and will not swallow it down; from the profit of his trading he will get no enjoyment.

New American Standard Bible
"He returns what he has attained And cannot swallow it; As to the riches of his trading, He cannot even enjoy them.

King James Bible
That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming it; he doesn't enjoy the profits from his trading.

International Standard Version
"He will restore what he has attained from his work and won't consume it; he won't enjoy the profits from his business transactions,

NET Bible
He gives back the ill-gotten gain without assimilating it; he will not enjoy the wealth from his commerce.

New Heart English Bible
That for which he labored he shall restore, and shall not swallow it down. According to the substance that he has gotten, he shall not rejoice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will give back what he earned without enjoying it. He will get no joy from the profits of his business

JPS Tanakh 1917
That which he laboured for shall he give back, and shall not swallow it down; According to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice.

New American Standard 1977
“He returns what he has attained
            And cannot swallow it;
            As to the riches of his trading,
            He cannot even enjoy them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall restore the work that was not his; according to the substance that he took; neither shall he devour, nor rejoice.

King James 2000 Bible
That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: from the proceeds of business he shall not rejoice.

American King James Version
That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

American Standard Version
That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down; According to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall be punished for all that he did, and yet shall not be consumed: according to the multitude of his devices so also shall he suffer.

Darby Bible Translation
That which he laboured for shall he restore, and not swallow down; its restitution shall be according to the value, and he shall not rejoice [therein].

English Revised Version
That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down; according to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice.

Webster's Bible Translation
That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice in it.

World English Bible
That for which he labored he shall restore, and shall not swallow it down. According to the substance that he has gotten, he shall not rejoice.

Young's Literal Translation
He is giving back what he laboured for, And doth not consume it; As a bulwark is his exchange, and he exults not.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:10-22 The miserable condition of the wicked man in this world is fully set forth. The lusts of the flesh are here called the sins of his youth. His hiding it and keeping it under his tongue, denotes concealment of his beloved lust, and delight therein. But He who knows what is in the heart, knows what is under the tongue, and will discover it. The love of the world, and of the wealth of it, also is wickedness, and man sets his heart upon these. Also violence and injustice, these sins bring God's judgments upon nations and families. Observe the punishment of the wicked man for these things. Sin is turned into gall, than which nothing is more bitter; it will prove to him poison; so will all unlawful gains be. In his fulness he shall be in straits, through the anxieties of his own mind. To be led by the sanctifying grace of God to restore what was unjustly gotten, as Zaccheus was, is a great mercy. But to be forced to restore by the horrors of a despairing conscience, as Judas was, has no benefit and comfort attending it.
Study Bible
Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked Short-lived
17"He does not look at the streams, The rivers flowing with honey and curds. 18"He returns what he has attained And cannot swallow it; As to the riches of his trading, He cannot even enjoy them. 19"For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built.…
Cross References
Job 20:10
"His sons favor the poor, And his hands give back his wealth.

Job 20:15
"He swallows riches, But will vomit them up; God will expel them from his belly.

Job 27:17
He may prepare it, but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver.

Job 31:8
Let me sow and another eat, And let my crops be uprooted.

Proverbs 21:20
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up.
Treasury of Scripture

That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

shall he restore. See on

Job 20:10,15 His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore …

swallow

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite …

Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that …

Jeremiah 51:34,44 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed …

Lamentations 2:16 All your enemies have opened their mouth against you: they hiss and …

Hosea 8:7,8 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it …

Amos 8:4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor …

Matthew 23:14,24 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' …

his substance. Heb. the substance of his exchange. and he shall

Job 31:25,29 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much…

Isaiah 24:7-11 The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry hearted do sigh…

Jeremiah 11:15,16 What has my beloved to do in my house, seeing she has worked lewdness …

Jeremiah 22:13,17 Woe to him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers …

Ezekiel 7:12 The time is come, the day draws near: let not the buyer rejoice, …

Hosea 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for you have gone …

James 4:8,9 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, …

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