Job 20:7
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New International Version
he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'

New Living Translation
yet they will vanish forever, thrown away like their own dung. Those who knew them will ask, 'Where are they?'

English Standard Version
he will perish forever like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’

New American Standard Bible
He perishes forever like his refuse; Those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'

King James Bible
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
he will vanish forever like his own dung. Those who know him will ask, "Where is he?"

International Standard Version
he'll perish forever, like his own excrement; those who saw him will ask, 'Where is he?'

NET Bible
he will perish forever, like his own excrement; those who used to see him will say, 'Where is he?'

New Heart English Bible
yet he shall perish forever like his own dung. Those who have seen him shall say, 'Where is he?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
he will certainly rot like his own feces. Those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung; They that have seen him shall say: 'Where is he?'

New American Standard 1977
He perishes forever like his refuse;
            Those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung; those who have seen him shall say, What is become of him?

King James 2000 Bible
Yet he shall perish forever like his own refuse: they who have seen him shall say, Where is he?

American King James Version
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

American Standard Version
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: They that have seen him shall say, Where is he?

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the end he shall be destroyed like a dunghill, and they that has seen him shall say: Where is he?

Darby Bible Translation
Like his own dung doth he perish for ever; they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

English Revised Version
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they who have seen him shall say, Where is he?

World English Bible
yet he shall perish forever like his own dung. Those who have seen him shall say, 'Where is he?'

Young's Literal Translation
As his own dung for ever he doth perish, His beholders say: 'Where is he?'
Study Bible
Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked Short-lived
6"Though his loftiness reaches the heavens, And his head touches the clouds, 7He perishes forever like his refuse; Those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?' 8"He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him; Even like a vision of the night he is chased away.…
Cross References
Job 4:20
'Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces; Unobserved, they perish forever.

Job 7:10
"He will not return again to his house, Nor will his place know him anymore.

Job 8:18
"If he is removed from his place, Then it will deny him, saying, 'I never saw you.'

Job 14:20
"You forever overpower him and he departs; You change his appearance and send him away.

Job 27:19
"He lies down rich, but never again; He opens his eyes, and it is no longer.

Isaiah 41:12
"You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.

Obadiah 1:4
"Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

perish

1 Kings 14:10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam, and …

2 Kings 9:37 And the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field …

Psalm 83:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

Jeremiah 8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all …

shall say

Job 14:10 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man gives up the ghost, and where is he?

Verse 7.- Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung. Some understand "his own dung-heap," regarding the "ashes" of Job 2:8 as, in reality, a heap of refuse of all kinds; but it is simpleYet he shall perish for ever like his own dung,.... Not only in this world, but in the world to come, both in his outward substance here, and in his body in the grave, and in his soul to all eternity, and that in the most shameful and disgraceful manner; he shall perish in his own corruption, and like his own dung inevitably, which is never returned to its place again: dead bodies were reckoned by the ancients as dung, and the carcasses of men are rather to be cast out than dung (i); and the Arabians used, to bury in dunghills even their kings (k); to which some (l) think the allusion is:

they which have seen him shall say, where is he? such as formerly gazed at him, in his prosperity, with wonder and amazement at his grandeur and greatness, now being removed from his outward splendour, or from the world, by death, ask where he is, not being able to see him in his former lustre, nor in the land of the living; see Job 14:10.

(i) Heraclitus apud Strabo. Geograph. l. 16. p. 539. (k) Strabo, ib. (l) Pineda in loc. 7. dung—in contrast to the haughtiness of the sinner (Job 20:6); this strong term expresses disgust and the lowest degradation (Ps 83:10; 1Ki 14:10).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.
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