Job 20:22
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English Standard Version
In the fullness of his sufficiency he will be in distress; the hand of everyone in misery will come against him.

King James Bible
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

American Standard Version
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: The hand of every one that is in misery shall come upon him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When he shall be filled, he shall be straitened, he shall burn, and every sorrow shall fall upon him.

English Revised Version
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: the hand of every one that is in misery shall come upon him.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

12 If wickedness tasted sweet in his mouth,

He hid it under his tongue;

13 He carefully cherished it and did not let it go,

And retained it in his palate:

14 His bread is now changed in his bowels,

It is the gall of vipers within him.

15 He hath swallowed down riches and now he spitteth them out,

God shall drive them out of his belly.

16 He sucked in the poison of vipers,

The tongue of the adder slayeth him.

The evil-doer is, in Job 20:12, likened to an epicure; he keeps hold of wickedness as long as possible, like a delicate morsel that is retained in the mouth (Renan: comme un bonbon qu'on laisse fondre dans la bouche), and seeks to enjoy it to the very last. המתּיק, to make sweet, has here the intransitive signification dulcescere, Ew. 122, c. הכחיד, to remove from sight, signifies elsewhere to destroy, here to conceal (as the Piel, Job 6:10; Job 15:18). חמל, to spare, is construed with על, which is usual with verbs of covering and protecting. The conclusion of the hypothetical antecedent clauses begins with Job 20:14; the perf. נהפּך (with Kametz by Athnach) describes the suddenness of the change; the מרורת which follows is not equivalent to למרורת (Luther: His food shall be turned to adder's gall in his body), but Job 20:14 expresses the result of the change in a substantival clause. The bitter and poisonous are synonymous in the ancient languages; hence we find the meanings poison and gall (Job 20:25) in מררה, and ראשׁ signifies both a poisonous plant which is known by its bitterness, and the poison of plants like to the poison of serpents (Job 20:16; Deuteronomy 32:33). חיל (Job 20:15) is property, without the accompanying notion of forcible acquisition (Hirz.), which, on the contrary, is indicated by the בּלע. The following fut. consec. is here not aor., but expressive of the inevitable result which the performance of an act assuredly brings: he must vomit back the property which he has swallowed down; God casts it out of his belly, i.e., (which is implied in בּלע, expellere) forcibly, and therefore as by the pains of colic. The lxx, according to whose taste the mention of God here was contrary to decorum, trans. ἐξ οἰκίας (read κοιλίας, according to Cod. Alex.) αὐτοῦ ἐξελκύσει αὐτὸν ἄγγελος (Theod. δυνάστης). The perf., Job 20:15, is in Job 20:16 changed into the imperf. fut. יינק, which more strongly represents the past action as that which has gone before what is now described; and the ασυνδέτως, fut. which follows, describes the consequence which is necessarily and directly involved in it. Psalm 140:4 may be compared with Job 20:16, Proverbs 23:32 with Job 20:16. He who sucked in the poison of low desire with a relish, will meet his punishment in that in which he sinned: he is destroyed by the poisonous deadly bite of the serpent, for the punishment of sin is fundamentally nothing but the nature of sin itself brought fully out.

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the fulness

Job 15:29 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof on the earth.

Job 18:7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

Psalm 39:5 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...

Ecclesiastes 2:18-20 Yes, I hated all my labor which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man that shall be after me...

Revelation 18:7 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she said in her heart...

every hand

Job 1:15,17 And the Sabeans fell on them, and took them away; yes, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword...

Job 16:11 God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

2 Kings 24:2 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites...

Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil...

wicked. or, troublesome

Job 3:17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

Cross References
Job 5:5
The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

Job 20:23
To fill his belly to the full, God will send his burning anger against him and rain it upon him into his body.

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