Job 20:5
Good News Translation
no wicked people have been happy for long.

Contemporary English Version
that sinful people are happy for only a while.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That the praise of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment.

New American Bible
The triumph of the wicked is short and the joy of the impious but for a moment?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

the triumphing

Job 5:3 I have seen a fool with a strong root, and I cursed his beauty immediately.

Job 15:29-34 He shall not be enriched, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he push his root in the earth. . . .

Job 18:5,6 Shall not the light of the wicked be extinguished, and the flame of his fire not shine? . . .

Job 27:13-23 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the inheritance of the violent, which they shall receive of the Almighty. . . .

Exodus 15:9,10 The enemy said: I will pursue and overtake, I will divide the spoils, my soul shall have its fill: I will draw my sword, my hand shall slay them. . . .

Judges 16:21-30 Then the Philistines seized upon him, and forthwith pulled out his eyes, and led him bound in chains to Gaza, and shutting him up in prison made him grind. . . .

Esther 5:11,12 And he declared to them the greatness of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and with how great glory the king had advanced him above all his princes and servants. . . .

Esther 7:10 So Aman was hanged on the gibbet, which he had prepared for Mardochai: and the king's wrath ceased.

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus. . . .

Psalm 73:18-20 But indeed for deceits thou hast put it to them: when they were lifted up thou hast cast them down. . . .

Acts 12:22,23 And the people made acclamation, saying: It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. . . .

short.

Job 8:19 For this is the joy of his way, that others may spring again out of the earth.

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite if through covetousness he take by violence, and God deliver not his soul?

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 13:20,21 And he that received the seed upon stony ground, is he that heareth the word, and immediately receiveth it with joy. . . .

Galatians 6:4 But let every one prove his own work: and so he shall have glory in himself only and not in another.

James 4:16 But now you rejoice in your arrogancies. All such rejoicing is wicked.

Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
4This I know from the beginning, since man was placed upon the earth, 5That the praise of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment.6If his pride mount up even to heaven, and his head touch the clouds:…
Cross References
Job 8:12
When it is yet in flower, and is not plucked up with the hand, it withereth before all herbs.

Job 8:13
Even so are the ways of all that forget God, and the hope of the hypocrite shall perish:

Job 8:19
For this is the joy of his way, that others may spring again out of the earth.

Job 34:30
Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people.

Psalm 37:35
I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus.

Psalm 37:36
And I passed by, and lo, he was not: and I sought him and his place was not found.

Psalm 94:3
How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?

Additional Translations
the triumph of the wicked has been brief and the joy of the godless momentary?That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless but for a moment?

But the mirth of the ungodly is a signal downfall, and the joy of transgressors is destruction:

The exultation of the wicked is short, and the joy of the ungodly man but for a moment?

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless but for a moment?

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?

That the singing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,
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