Job 20:23
New International Version
When he has filled his belly, God will vent his burning anger against him and rain down his blows on him.

New Living Translation
May God give them a bellyful of trouble. May God rain down his anger upon them.

English Standard Version
To fill his belly to the full, God will send his burning anger against him and rain it upon him into his body.

Berean Study Bible
When he has filled his stomach, God will vent His fury upon him, raining it down on him as he eats.

New American Standard Bible
"When he fills his belly, God will send His fierce anger on him And will rain it on him while he is eating.

King James Bible
When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

Christian Standard Bible
When he fills his stomach, God will send his burning anger against him, raining it down on him while he is eating.

Contemporary English Version
and God will make them swallow his blazing anger.

Good News Translation
Let them eat all they want! God will punish them in fury and anger.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he fills his stomach, God will send His burning anger against him, raining it down on him while he is eating.

International Standard Version
"It will come about that, when he has filled himself to the full, God will vent his burning anger on him; he will pour it out on him and on his body.

NET Bible
"While he is filling his belly, God sends his burning anger against him, and rains down his blows upon him.

New Heart English Bible
When he is about to fill his belly, he will cast the fierceness of his wrath on him. It will rain on him while he is eating.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let that misery fill his belly. [God] throws his burning anger at the godless person and makes his wrath come down on him like rain.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It shall be for the filling of his belly; He shall cast the fierceness of His wrath upon him, And shall cause it to rain upon him into his flesh.

New American Standard 1977
“When he fills his belly, God will send His fierce anger on him And will rain it on him while he is eating.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him and shall rain it upon him and upon his food.

King James 2000 Bible
When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

American King James Version
When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath on him, and shall rain it on him while he is eating.

American Standard Version
When he is about to fill his belly, God will cast the fierceness of his wrath upon him, And will rain it upon him while he is eating.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If by any means he would fill his belly, let God send upon him the fury of wrath; let him bring a torrent of pains upon him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
May his belly be filled, that God may send forth the wrath of his indignation upon him, and rain down his war upon him.

Darby Bible Translation
It shall be that, to fill his belly, he will cast his fierce anger upon him, and will rain it upon him into his flesh.

English Revised Version
When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fierceness of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

Webster's Bible Translation
When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

World English Bible
When he is about to fill his belly, God will cast the fierceness of his wrath on him. It will rain on him while he is eating.

Young's Literal Translation
It cometh to pass, at the filling of his belly, He sendeth forth against him The fierceness of His anger, Yea, He raineth on him in his eating.
Study Bible
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
22In the midst of his plenty, he will be distressed; the full force of misery will come upon him. 23When he has filled his stomach, God will vent His fury upon him, raining it down on him as he eats. 24Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow will pierce him.…
Cross References
Numbers 11:18
And say to the people: Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you will eat meat, because you have cried out in the hearing of the LORD, saying, 'Who will feed us meat? For we were better off in Egypt.' Therefore the LORD will give you meat, and you will eat.

Numbers 11:33
But while the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the LORD's anger burned against the people, and the LORD struck them with a severe plague.

Job 20:13
though he cannot bear to let it go and keeps it in his mouth,

Job 20:14
yet his food will sour in his stomach to the venom of cobras within him.

Psalm 78:30
Yet before they had filled their desire, with the food still in their mouths,

Psalm 78:31
God's anger flared against them, and He put to death their strongest and subdued the young men of Israel.

Amos 8:10
I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation. I will cause everyone to wear sackcloth and every head to be shaved. I will make it like a time of mourning for an only son, and its outcome like a bitter day.

Treasury of Scripture

When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath on him, and shall rain it on him while he is eating.

he is about

Numbers 11:33
And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.

Psalm 78:30,31
They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths, …

Malachi 2:2
If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

rain it

Genesis 19:24
Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Exodus 9:23
And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

Psalm 11:6
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.







Lexicon
When he
יְהִ֤י ׀ (yə·hî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

has filled
לְמַלֵּ֬א (lə·mal·lê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 4390: To fill, be full of

his stomach,
בִטְנ֗וֹ (ḇiṭ·nōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

God will vent
יְֽשַׁלַּח־ (yə·šal·laḥ-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

His fury
חֲר֣וֹן (ḥă·rō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2740: A burning of anger

upon him,
בּ֭וֹ (bōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

raining it down
וְיַמְטֵ֥ר (wə·yam·ṭêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4305: To rain

on him
עָ֝לֵ֗ימוֹ (‘ā·lê·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

as he eats.
בִּלְחוּמֽוֹ׃ (bil·ḥū·mōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3894: Eaten, food, flesh, body
Verse 23. - When he is about to fill his belly (comp. vers. 12-18); i.e. "when he is on the point of making some fresh attack upon the weak and defenceless." God shall east the fury of his wrath upon him (comp. Psalm 78:30, 31, where a far less harmful lust is noted as having brought down the Divine vengeance). And shall rain it upon him while he is eating; or, as his food (comp. Psalm 11:6, "Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup"). 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.
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