Job 20:16
Good News Translation
What the evil people swallow is like poison; it kills them like the bite of a deadly snake.

Contemporary English Version
They will die from the fangs of poisonous snakes

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall suck the head of asps, and the viper's tongue shall kill him.

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He shall suck the head of asps, and the viper's tongue shall kill him.

the poison

Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre: with their tongues they have dealt deceitfully. The venom of asps is under their lips.

the viper's

Isaiah 30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south. In a land of trouble and distress, from whence come the lioness, and the lion, the viper and the flying basilisk, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of beasts, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels to a people that shall not be able to profit them.

Matthew 3:7 And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

Acts 28:3-6 And when Paul had gathered together a bundle of sticks and had laid them on the fire, a viper, coming out of the heat, fastened on his hand. . . .

Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
15The riches which he hath swallowed, he shall vomit up, and God shall draw them out of his belly. 16He shall suck the head of asps, and the viper's tongue shall kill him.17Let him not see the streams of the river, the brooks of honey and of butter.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:24
They shall be consumed with famine, and birds shall devour them with a most bitter bite: I will send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the fury of creatures that trail upon the ground, and of serpents.

Deuteronomy 32:33
Their wine is the gall of dragons, and the venom of asps, which is incurable.

Job 6:4
For the arrows of the Lord are in me, the rage whereof drinketh up my spirit, and the terrors of the Lord war against me.

Proverbs 23:32
But in the end, it will bite like a snake, and will spread abroad poison like a basilisk.

Additional Translations
He will suck the poison of cobras; the fangs of a viper will kill him.He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

He shall suck the poison of asps: The viper's tongue shall slay him.

And let him suck the poison of serpents, and let the serpent's tongue slay him.

He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall kill him.

He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

He shall suck cobra venom. The viper's tongue shall kill him.

Gall of asps he sucketh, Slay him doth the tongue of a viper.
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