Job 20:20
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New International Version
"Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure.

New Living Translation
They were always greedy and never satisfied. Nothing remains of all the things they dreamed about.

English Standard Version
“Because he knew no contentment in his belly, he will not let anything in which he delights escape him.

New American Standard Bible
"Because he knew no quiet within him, He does not retain anything he desires.

King James Bible
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because his appetite is never satisfied, he does not let anything he desires escape.

International Standard Version
"Since his appetite won't quit; he won't let anything escape his lust.

NET Bible
For he knows no satisfaction in his appetite; he does not let anything he desires escape.

New Heart English Bible
"Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save anything of that in which he delights.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will never know peace in his heart. He will never allow anything he desires to escape [his grasp].

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because he knew no quietness within him, In his greed he suffered nought to escape,

New American Standard 1977
“Because he knew no quiet within him
            He does not retain anything he desires.

Jubilee Bible 2000
therefore, he shall not feel quietness in his belly; he shall not escape with that which he desired.

King James 2000 Bible
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his heart, he shall not save of that which he desired.

American King James Version
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

American Standard Version
Because he knew no quietness within him, He shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And yet his belly was not filled: and when he hath the things he coveted, he shall not be able to possess them.

Darby Bible Translation
Because he knew no rest in his craving, he shall save nought of what he most desired.

English Revised Version
Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

World English Bible
"Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save anything of that in which he delights.

Young's Literal Translation
For he hath not known ease in his belly. With his desirable thing he delivereth not himself.
Study Bible
Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked Short-lived
19"For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built. 20"Because he knew no quiet within him, He does not retain anything he desires. 21"Nothing remains for him to devour, Therefore his prosperity does not endure.…
Cross References
Job 20:15
"He swallows riches, But will vomit them up; God will expel them from his belly.

Ecclesiastes 5:13
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.
Treasury of Scripture

Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

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Ecclesiastes 5:13,14 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches …

Isaiah 57:20,21 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose …

feel. Heb. know

(20) Quietness in his belly.--"Because he knew no quietness within him, (Comp. Isaiah 57:20-21.) he shall not save ought of that which he desireth."

Verse 20. - Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly; rather, became he knew no quietness in his belly or within him (see the Revised Version); i.e. because his greed and his rapacity were insatiable - he was never at rest, but continually oppressed and plundered the poor more and more (see the comment on ver. 19). He shall not save of that which he desired; or, he shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth (see the Revised Version). For his oppression, for his violence, for his insatiable greed, he shall be punished by retaining nothing of all those delightful things which he had laid up for himself during the time that he was powerful and prosperous Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly,.... Or happiness in his children, so some in Bar Tzemach; rather shall have no satisfaction in his substance; though his belly is filled with hid treasure, it shall give him no contentment; he shall be a stranger to that divine art, but ever have a restless craving after more, which is his sin; but rather punishment is here meant, and the sense is, that he shall have no quiet in his conscience, no peace of mind, because of his sin in getting riches in an unlawful way:

he shall not save of that which he desired; of his desirable things, his goods, his wealth, his riches, and even his children, all being gone, and none saved; respect may be had particularly to Job's case, who was stripped of everything, of all his substance and his children. 20. Umbreit translates, "His inward parts know no rest" from desires.

his belly—that is, peace inwardly.

not save—literally, "not escape with that which," etc., alluding to Job's having been stripped of his all.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.
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