Job 20:18
Good News Translation
They will have to give up all they have worked for; they will have no chance to enjoy their wealth,

Contemporary English Version
Their hard work will result in nothing gained,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He 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.

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He 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.

shall he restore.

Job 20:10,15 His children shall be oppressed with want, and his hands shall render to him his sorrow. . . .

swallow

Job 20:5 That the praise of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment.

Proverbs 1:12 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoils.

Jeremiah 51:34,44 Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon hath eaten me up, he hath devoured me: he hath made me as an empty vessel: he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicate meats, and he hath cast me out. . . .

Lamentations 2:16 Phe. All thy enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they have hissed, and gnashed with the teeth, and have said: We will swallow her up: lo, this is the day which we looked for: we have found it, we have seen it.

Hosea 8:7,8 For they shall sow wind, and reap a whirlwind, there is no standing stalk in it, the bud shall yield no meal; and if it should yield, strangers shall eat it. . . .

Amos 8:4 And the hinges of the temple shall screak in that day, saith the Lord God: many shall die: silence shall be cast in every place.

Matthew 23:14,24 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour the houses of widows, praying long prayers. For this you shall receive the greater judgment. . . .

his substance.

Job 31:25,29 If I have rejoiced over my great riches, and because my hand had gotten much. . . .

Isaiah 24:7-11 The vintage hath mourned, the vine hath languished away, all the merry have sighed. . . .

Jeremiah 11:15,16 What is the meaning that my beloved hath wrought much wickedness in my house? shall the holy flesh take away from thee thy crimes, in which thou hast boasted? . . .

Jeremiah 22:13,17 Woe to him that buildeth up his house by injustice, and his chambers not in judgment: that will oppress his friend without cause, and will not pay him his wages. . . .

Ezekiel 7:12 The time is come, the day is at hand: let not the buyer rejoice: nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the people thereof.

Hosea 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel: rejoice not as the nations do: for thou hast committed fornication against thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.

James 4:8,9 Draw nigh to God: and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded. . . .

Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
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.19Because he broke in and stripped the poor: he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build.…
Cross References
Job 20:10
His children shall be oppressed with want, and his hands shall render to him his sorrow.

Job 20:15
The riches which he hath swallowed, he shall vomit up, and God shall draw them out of his belly.

Job 27:17
He shall prepare indeed, but the just man shall be clothed with it: and the innocent shall divide the silver.

Job 31:8
Then let me sow and let another reap: and let my offspring be rooted out.

Proverbs 21:20
There is a treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of the just: and the foolish man shall spend it.

Additional Translations
He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming it; he cannot enjoy the profits of his trading.That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down; According to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice.

He has laboured unprofitably and in vain, for wealth of which he shall not taste: it is as a lean thing, unfit for food, which he cannot swallow.

That which he laboured for shall he restore, and not swallow down; its restitution shall be according to the value, and he shall not rejoice [therein].

That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down; according to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice.

That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice in it.

That for which he labored he shall restore, and shall not swallow it down. According to the substance that he has gotten, he shall not rejoice.

He is giving back what he laboured for, And doth not consume it; As a bulwark is his exchange, and he exults not.
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