Job 20:29
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New International Version
Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God."

New Living Translation
This is the reward that God gives the wicked. It is the inheritance decreed by God."

English Standard Version
This is the wicked man’s portion from God, the heritage decreed for him by God.”

New American Standard Bible
"This is the wicked man's portion from God, Even the heritage decreed to him by God."

King James Bible
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the wicked man's lot from God, the inheritance God ordained for him.

International Standard Version
This is what the wicked person inherits from God; it is the inheritance that God appoints for him."

NET Bible
Such is the lot God allots the wicked, and the heritage of his appointment from God."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the reward God gives to the wicked person, the inheritance God has appointed for him."

Jubilee Bible 2000
This is the portion of a wicked man from God and the heritage that God appoints unto him by his word.

King James 2000 Bible
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.

American King James Version
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God.

American Standard Version
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, And the heritage appointed unto him by God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the inheritance of his doings from the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
This is the portion of the wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God.

English Revised Version
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.

Webster's Bible Translation
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God.

World English Bible
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, the heritage appointed to him by God."

Young's Literal Translation
This is the portion of a wicked man from God. And an inheritance appointed him by God.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

20:23-29 Zophar, having described the vexations which attend wicked practices, shows their ruin from God's wrath. There is no fence against this, but in Christ, who is the only Covert from the storm and tempest, Isa 32:2. Zophar concludes, This is the portion of a wicked man from God; it is allotted him. Never was any doctrine better explained, or worse applied, than this by Zophar, who intended to prove Job a hypocrite. Let us receive the good explanation, and make a better application, for warning to ourselves, to stand in awe and sin not. One view of Jesus, directed by the Holy Spirit, and by him suitably impressed upon our souls, will quell a thousand carnal reasonings about the suffering of the faithful.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - This is the portion of a wicked man from God; i.e. the lot, or possession of a wicked man - that which God makes over to him as his own in the last resort, and which is all that he has to look for. In other words, it is the heritage appointed unto him by God (comp. Job 27:13). As to some God, at the last, will assign an inheritance of good, so to others he will appoint an inheritance of evil





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

This is the portion of a wicked man from God,.... All before related, and which is very different from the portion of a good man, which is God himself, both here and hereafter; the wicked man has indeed his portion from God, which he has assigned him, but his portion is not himself; nor is it with him, nor with his people, but it is at most and best in this life, and but a worldly one, and hereafter will be with devils and damned spirits; and a dreadful portion it is to be banished from the presence of God to all eternity, and take up an everlasting abode with such company:

and the heritage appointed unto him by God; it is not only a portion allotted to him, but an inheritance to abide continually with him; and this by the irreversible decree and appointment of God, who has foreordained ungodly men to condemnation, and made, appointed, and reserved them to the day of wrath and destruction. Some choose to render the clause, "and the inheritance of his word or words (i) is unto him by God"; that is, punishment shall be inflicted upon him, and continue with him as an inheritance, because of his words, his indecent words, hard speeches and blasphemies uttered by him; referring, as it is thought, to the words which had dropped from the lips of Job.

(i) "haereditas eloquii ejus", Pagninus, Montanus; "verborum ejus", V. L. "impie dictorum ejus", Codurcus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29. appointed—not as a matter of chance, but by the divine "decree" (Margin) and settled principle.

Job 20:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked Short-lived
28"The increase of his house will depart; His possessions will flow away in the day of His anger. 29"This is the wicked man's portion from God, Even the heritage decreed to him by God."
Cross References
Job 21:1
Then Job replied:

Job 21:30
that the wicked are spared from the day of calamity, that they are delivered from the day of wrath?

Job 27:13
"Here is the fate God allots to the wicked, the heritage a ruthless man receives from the Almighty:

Job 31:2
For what is our lot from God above, our heritage from the Almighty on high?

Job 31:3
Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong?

Jeremiah 13:25
This is your lot, the portion I have decreed for you," declares the LORD, "because you have forgotten me and trusted in false gods.
Treasury of Scripture

This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God.

the portion

Job 18:21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place …

Job 27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of …

Job 31:2,3 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance …

Deuteronomy 29:20-28 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his …

Psalm 11:5,6 The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence …

Matthew 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: …

appointed unto him by God. Heb. of his decree from God

Lamentations 3:38 Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good?

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