Job 20:17
Good News Translation
They will not live to see rivers of olive oil or streams that flow with milk and honey.

Contemporary English Version
and never enjoy rivers flowing with milk and honey.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let him not see the streams of the river, the brooks of honey and of butter.

New American Bible
He shall see no streams of oil, no torrents of honey or milk.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let him not see the streams of the river, the brooks of honey and of butter.

shall not see

Numbers 14:23 Shall not see the land for which I swore to their fathers, neither shall any one of them that hath detracted me behold it.

2 Kings 7:2 Then one of the lords, upon whose hand the king leaned, answering the man of God, said: If the Lord should make flood-gates in heaven, can that possibly be which thou sayest? And he said: Thou shalt see it with thy eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.

Jeremiah 17:6-8 For he shall be like tamaric in the desert, and he shall not see when good shall come: but he shall dwell in dryness in the desert in a salt land, and not inhabited. . . .

Luke 16:24 And he cried and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.

the rivers

Psalm 36:8,9 They shall be inebriated with the plenty of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the torrent of thy pleasure. . . .

Isaiah 41:17 The needy and the poor seek for waters, and there are none: their tongue hath been dry with thirst. I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Jeremiah 17:6 For he shall be like tamaric in the desert, and he shall not see when good shall come: but he shall dwell in dryness in the desert in a salt land, and not inhabited.

Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

floods.

Deuteronomy 32:13,14 He set him upon high land: that he might eat the fruits of the fields, that he might suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the hardest stone, . . .

2 Samuel 17:29 And honey, and butter, and sheep, and fat calves, and they gave to David and the people that were with him, to eat: for they suspected that the people were faint with hunger and thirst in the wilderness.

Psalm 81:16 And he fed them with the fat of wheat, and filled them with honey out of the rock.

Isaiah 7:15,22 He shall eat butter and honey, that he may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good. . . .

Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
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.18He shall be punished for all that he did, and yet shall not be consumed: according to the multitude of his devices so also shall he suffer.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:8
He took also butter and milk, and the calf which he had boiled, and set before them: but he stood by them under the tree.

Deuteronomy 32:13
He set him upon high land: that he might eat the fruits of the fields, that he might suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the hardest stone,

Deuteronomy 32:14
Butter of the herd, and milk of the sheep with the fat of lambs, and of the rams of the breed of Basan: and goats with the marrow of wheat, and might drink the purest blood of the grape.

Job 29:6
When I washed my feet with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil?

Psalm 36:8
They shall be inebriated with the plenty of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the torrent of thy pleasure.

Additional Translations
He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream.He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.

He shall not look upon the rivers, The flowing streams of honey and butter.

Let him not see the milk of the pastures, nor the supplies of honey and butter.

He shall not see streams, rivers, brooks of honey and butter.

He shall not look upon the rivers, the flowing streams of honey and butter.

He shall not see the river, the floods, the brooks of honey and buttermilk.

He shall not look at the rivers, the flowing streams of honey and butter.

He looketh not on rivulets, Flowing of brooks of honey and butter.
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