Job 20:20
New International Version
“Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure.

New Living Translation
They were always greedy and never satisfied. Nothing remains of all the things they dreamed about.

English Standard Version
“Because he knew no contentment in his belly, he will not let anything in which he delights escape him.

Berean Study Bible
Because his appetite is never satisfied, he cannot escape with his treasure.

King James Bible
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

New King James Version
“Because he knows no quietness in his heart, He will not save anything he desires.

New American Standard Bible
“Because he knew no quiet within him, He does not retain anything he desires.

NASB 1995
“Because he knew no quiet within him, He does not retain anything he desires.

NASB 1977
“Because he knew no quiet within him He does not retain anything he desires.

Amplified Bible
“Because he knew no quietness or calm within him [because of his greed], He does not retain anything he desires.

Christian Standard Bible
Because his appetite is never satisfied, he does not let anything he desires escape.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because his appetite is never satisfied, he does not let anything he desires escape.

American Standard Version
Because he knew no quietness within him, He shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he did not know his judgment in his gut, and by his lusts he will not escape

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There is no security to his possessions; he shall not be saved by his desire.

Contemporary English Version
Greedy people want everything and are never satisfied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And yet his belly was not filled: and when he hath the things he coveted, he shall not be able to possess them.

English Revised Version
Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth.

Good News Translation
Their greed is never satisfied.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will never know peace in his heart. He will never allow anything he desires to escape [his grasp].

International Standard Version
"Since his appetite won't quit; he won't let anything escape his lust.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because he knew no quietness within him, In his greed he suffered nought to escape,

Literal Standard Version
For he has not known ease in his belly. With his desirable thing he does not deliver himself.

NET Bible
For he knows no satisfaction in his appetite; he does not let anything he desires escape.

New Heart English Bible
"Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save anything of that in which he delights.

World English Bible
"Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save anything of that in which he delights.

Young's Literal Translation
For he hath not known ease in his belly. With his desirable thing he delivereth not himself.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
19For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has seized houses he did not build. 20Because his appetite is never satisfied, he cannot escape with his treasure. 21Nothing is left for him to consume; thus his prosperity will not endure.…

Cross References
Job 20:15
He swallows wealth but vomits it out; God will force it from his stomach.

Ecclesiastes 5:13
There is a grievous evil I have seen under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner,


Treasury of Scripture

Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

Surely

Ecclesiastes 5:13,14
There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt…

Isaiah 57:20,21
But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt…

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(20) Quietness in his belly.--"Because he knew no quietness within him, (Comp. Isaiah 57:20-21.) he shall not save ought of that which he desireth."

Verse 20. - Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly; rather, became he knew no quietness in his belly or within him (see the Revised Version); i.e. because his greed and his rapacity were insatiable - he was never at rest, but continually oppressed and plundered the poor more and more (see the comment on ver. 19). He shall not save of that which he desired; or, he shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth (see the Revised Version). For his oppression, for his violence, for his insatiable greed, he shall be punished by retaining nothing of all those delightful things which he had laid up for himself during the time that he was powerful and prosperous

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Because
כִּ֤י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

his appetite
בְּבִטְנ֑וֹ (bə·ḇiṭ·nōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

is never
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

satisfied,
יָדַ֣ע (yā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

he cannot
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

escape
יְמַלֵּֽט׃ (yə·mal·lêṭ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks

with his treasure.
בַּ֝חֲמוּד֗וֹ (ba·ḥă·mū·ḏōw)
Preposition-b, Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2530: To desire, take pleasure in


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