Job 20:1
New International Version
Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

New Living Translation
Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

English Standard Version
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said:

Berean Study Bible
Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

King James Bible
Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

New King James Version
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said:

New American Standard Bible
Then Zophar the Naamathite responded,

NASB 1995
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,

NASB 1977
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,

Amplified Bible
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,

Christian Standard Bible
Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

American Standard Version
Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Tsuphar the Namthite answered and said:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then Sophar the Minaean answered and said,

Contemporary English Version
Zophar from Naamah said:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Sophar the Naamathite answered, and said:

English Revised Version
Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Zophar from Naama replied [to Job],

International Standard Version
Then Zophar from Naamath replied:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said:

Literal Standard Version
And Zophar the Naamathite answers and says:

NET Bible
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered:

New Heart English Bible
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,

World English Bible
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,

Young's Literal Translation
And Zophar the Naamathite answereth and saith: --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
1Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: 2“So my anxious thoughts compel me to answer, because of the turmoil within me.…

Cross References
Job 2:11
Now when Job's three friends--Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite--heard about all this adversity that had come upon him, each of them came from his home, and they met together to go and sympathize with Job and comfort him.

Job 19:29
then you should fear the sword yourselves, because wrath brings punishment by the sword, so that you may know there is a judgment."

Job 20:2
"So my anxious thoughts compel me to answer, because of the turmoil within me.


Treasury of Scripture

Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

Zophar

Job 2:11
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.

Job 11:1
Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

Job 42:9
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.









XX.

(1) Then answered Zophar.--Zophar retorts with yet greater vehemence than before, and assumes a more ornate and elaborate style, still reiterating the former burden of the speedy doom of the wicked man.

Verses 1-29. - Zophar's second speech is even more harsh than his first (ch. 11.). He adds coarseness and rudeness to his former vehement hostility (vers. 7, 15). His whole discourse is a covert denunciation of Job as a wicked man and a hypocrite (vers. 5, 12, 19, 29), deservedly punished by God for a life of crime. He ends by prophesying Job's violent death, the destruction of his house, and the rising up of heaven and earth in witness against him (vers. 24-28). Verses 1, 2. - Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer. Zophar "has heard the check of his reproach" (ver. 3), i.e. the reproach contained in the last words of Job in the preceding chapter. Therefore his thoughts rise up within him, and com-psi him to make a reply. He cannot allow Job to shift the onus of guilt and the menace of punishment on his friends, when it is he, Job, that is the guilty person, over whom the judgments of God impend. And for this I make haste; rather, and because of my haste that is within me (see the Revised Version); i.e. "because I am of a hasty and impetuous temperament."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Zophar
צֹפַ֥ר (ṣō·p̄ar)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6691: Zophar -- one of Job's friends

the Naamathite
הַנַּֽעֲמָתִ֗י (han·na·‘ă·mā·ṯî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5284: Naamathite -- inhabitant of Naamah

replied:
וַ֭יַּעַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond


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