Job 20:5
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New International Version
that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.

New Living Translation
the triumph of the wicked has been short lived and the joy of the godless has been only temporary?

English Standard Version
that the exulting of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless but for a moment?

New American Standard Bible
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary?

King James Bible
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the joy of the wicked has been brief and the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?

International Standard Version
The wicked triumph only briefly; the joy of the godless is momentary.

NET Bible
that the elation of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.

New Heart English Bible
that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the triumph of the wicked is short-lived, and the joy of the godless person lasts only a moment?

JPS Tanakh 1917
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless but for a moment?

New American Standard 1977
That the triumphing of the wicked is short,
            And the joy of the godless momentary?

Jubilee Bible 2000
that the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

King James 2000 Bible
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

American King James Version
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

American Standard Version
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Douay-Rheims Bible
that the praise of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment.

Darby Bible Translation
The exultation of the wicked is short, and the joy of the ungodly man but for a moment?

English Revised Version
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Webster's Bible Translation
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

World English Bible
that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Young's Literal Translation
That the singing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:1-9 Zophar's discourse is upon the certain misery of the wicked. The triumph of the wicked and the joy of the hypocrite are fleeting. The pleasures and gains of sin bring disease and pain; they end in remorse, anguish, and ruin. Dissembled piety is double iniquity, and the ruin that attends it will be accordingly.
Study Bible
Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked Short-lived
4"Do you know this from of old, From the establishment of man on earth, 5That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary? 6"Though his loftiness reaches the heavens, And his head touches the clouds,…
Cross References
Job 8:12
"While it is still green and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant.

Job 8:13
"So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish,

Job 8:19
"Behold, this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring.

Job 34:30
So that godless men would not rule Nor be snares of the people.

Psalm 37:35
I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.

Psalm 37:36
Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more; I sought for him, but he could not be found.

Psalm 94:3
How long shall the wicked, O LORD, How long shall the wicked exult?
Treasury of Scripture

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

the triumphing

Job 5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Job 15:29-34 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither …

Job 18:5,6 Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his …

Job 27:13-23 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of …

Exodus 15:9,10 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the …

Judges 16:21-30 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him …

Esther 5:11,12 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude …

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. …

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like …

Psalm 73:18-20 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into …

Acts 12:22,23 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and …

short. Heb. from near. the joy

Job 8:19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when …

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

Matthew 13:20,21 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that …

Galatians 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing …

James 4:16 But now you rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

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