New International Version
yet his food will turn sour in his stomach; it will become the venom of serpents within him.
King James Bible
Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.
Darby Bible Translation
His food is turned in his bowels; it is the gall of asps within him.
World English Bible
yet his food in his bowels is turned. It is cobra venom within him.
Young's Literal Translation
His food in his bowels is turned, The bitterness of asps is in his heart.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth - This seems to refer to the secret sins mentioned above.
Hide it under his tongue - This and the four following verses contain an allegory; and the reference is to a man who, instead of taking wholesome food, takes what is poisonous, and is so delighted with it because it is sweet, that he rolls it under his tongue, and will scarcely let it down into his stomach, he is so delighted with the taste; "he spares it, and forsakes it not, but keeps it still within his mouth," Job 20:13. "But when he swallows it, it is turned to the gall of asps within him," Job 20:14, which shall corrode and torture his bowels.
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The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
though he cannot bear to let it go and lets it linger in his mouth,
He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up.
When he has filled his belly, God will vent his burning anger against him and rain down his blows on him.
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