"Zophar's second address to Job."
20:1 "Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and
this "sparrow" called Zophar is going to speak to Job.
He was a very pleasant person to be around when the going is nice
and smooth, but when tough times come, this sparrow turns into a hawk.
Let's see what he has to say to Job.
"Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I
says that because of my inward emotions, I am going to tell you what I
"I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my
understanding causeth me to
will now give answer to Job's responses; "I have heard your
excuses, and now I have to tell you what is on my mind."
This type of response is common today.
"Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon
entire chapter was said in scorn of Job.
What is happening to you Job is common knowledge since Adam [man]
has been place on the earth.
"That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of
the hypocrite but for a moment?"
is saying that ever since Adam sinned in the garden, man has had a very
short life span because he is wicked.
Here again, who caused Adam to sin in the Garden of Eden, of
course it was Satan, and Satan is completely left out of this
conversation. The reason for
this was that the blame for what had happened is placed on God. The sin
from the Garden of Eden was Satan seducing Eve, and a son was born to
Eve by Satan, his name was Cain. Cain
was the first murderer, as well as the father of the Kenites.
Cain was just like his father Satan, full of lies and deception,
and Cain's children are just like Cain.
Verification to this is found in Strong's Hebrew Dictionary #7014
"Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head
reach unto the clouds;"
"Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which
have seen him shall say, `Where is he?' "
is speaking of any wicked person that thinks their head is way up in the
clouds and their mind is extended to the throne of God. Because of his
wickedness Job is going to perish just as his dung.
Of course human waste goes back into the elements that it is made
of quickly. Zophar is
talking directly to Job's face and telling him these things.
Job is the type of God's elect in the end times, and these are
the type of things that are going to be spoken of you, when you try to
buck their traditions.
"He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea,
he shall be chased away as a vision of the night."
thought of you will be chased away, just as a dream in the night.
When you wake up, the dream is gone and even the remembrance of
it has vanished.
"The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither
shall his place any more behold him."
is gone forever".
"His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands
shall restore their goods."
is a very poor translation. What
it is saying is that the poor shall oppress his children, and his goods
shall be returned to them when he is gone.
Now ask yourself, did Job deserve such a statement, when God
Himself stated how pleased he was with Job.
Zophar finds himself rattling on in babble and confusion over
what he is saying.
"His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie
down with him in the dust."
is saying that Job is going to take his sins there with him, when they
lay his bones in the grave. Job
was an old man, and the only sins that are spoken of in reference to
Job, are the sins of his youth. They
must have thought Job's problems stemmed all the way back to his
childhood times. That is
what the so-called scholars are telling us today, that the things that
caused a person to do the crimes committed today, were caused from their
childhood. They knew Job in
his time of maturity, and they could find no other sins in his life, so
they are doing a lot of assuming of Job's early life.
"Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it
under his tongue;"
childhood sins are sweet and pleasing to his mind, causing him to sin
"though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still
within his mouth:"
is saying Job won't even swallow his sins, for they taste so good in his
"Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of
asps within him."
that which he has eaten will turn to something else when it gets to his
stomach, that food is going to be like snakes poison when it gets in
him. Though he is talking
about asps, this so-called friend still hasn't tied Satan to what was
happening to Job.
"He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up
again: God shall cast them
out of his belly."
is telling Job that you may have gained much by being crooked, but you
are not going to keep it. Here
Job sits, sick, depressed, his family gone, as his great wealth, and
this busybody knucklehead is telling him that all that he had was ill-gotten
"He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall
it is ironic, but he is saying that if you deal with Satan, than Satan
will give you what is coming to you. If you play with a snake, that
snake in time will win. If
you think you can play mind games with Satan, you are going to be the
"He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of
honey and butter."
this is saying here is that you are not going to enjoy all the honey and
butter in your life that has flows like a brook.
"That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not
swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be,
and he shall not rejoice therein."
of the wealth that you had that belong to others is going to be returned
to them. Others shall be
rejoicing over your wealth. Again,
Job was not guilty of taking any ill-gotten gains, as this Zophar was
suggesting. Job is being
falsely accused, and the Father is letting you know that Satan is the
one that is responsible for what has happened to Job.
"Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor;
because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded
"Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall
not save of that which he desired."
other words, his thirst for riches gave him no rest while he was gaining
his wealth. This is saying
that Job could not escape his desires, and just payment is coming down
hard of Job; remember Job did not deserve any of these words.
Job was one of the richest and most generous men in the community
and the entire region. He
shared with all the people, and was very good to his children.
Not only did he offer alms for himself, but he offered alms for
his children just in case they may have sinned.
"There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no
man look for his goods."
is telling Job that there is not going to be any meat left of Job's
wealth, nothing to look for, or to offer to anyone.
This idiot didn't have to tell Job that his wealth wouldn't last,
for Satan took all his wealth from him, and even his family.
This character has great advice after the fact, but all of it is
"In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits:
every hand of the wicked shall come upon him."
other words, in the end the wicked ones will come back and try to get it
all. Stop and take a look at
what the Jewish Kenites do to the widows and orphans today when the man
of the household dies. Like
a pack of scorpions after their prey they leave nothing.
"When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury
of His wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is
is saying that God is going to smite you down in your own prosperity.
Can you see how far off Zophar was in his thinking?
He still thinks that it is God that is doing this to Job.
He is saying that in all of Job's prosperity, God came along and
took all his wealth from him because of his wickedness.
"He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel
shall strike him through."
word "steel" is copper or brass that covers the arrow
head point. The person in
running away from a good archer makes his back as an easy target.
"It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the
glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him."
is the natural instinct of any man that has been struck by an arrow, to
grab the arrow and try to pull it out of himself.
When the arrow is pulled out, it leaves a hole so that the gall
or inners of the man come flowing out.
This is another way that Zophar is telling Job that he is not
going to get away with anything.
"All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not
blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his
fire not blown", is a fire that is not built
by human hands. Naturally we
should be drawn to Hebrews 12:29; "For God is a consuming
fire". This is
saying that when Job dies, there will be no light for him, for darkness
will be his just reward.
"The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall
rise up against him."
reward will be your own guilt. This
is about the worst insult that you could give anyone, and it was given
by one of Job's so-called friends. This
man is telling Job flat out that Job is guilty of serious sins.
"The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall
flow away in the day of His wrath."
is reminding Job what has happen after Job lost his home and his wealth.
It sounds like what many hirelings are teaching today.
The Satan that brought all this trouble down on Job and his
household, is the same Satan, with his children the Kenites, that are
working against God's people today.
There are several times when God gave Israel into the hand of
Babylon and other oppressors, and they became the servants of God to do
a specific purpose.
is going to use Satan, the Nebuchadnezzar of the end times, to test His
people to see if they are worthy or not.
Every time God has used someone in this way He has made it very
"This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the
heritage appointed unto him by God."
is telling Job that this penalty is your heritage appointed to you by
God because of your wickedness. If
you have friends like this, you need no more enemies, for these three
men are very wicked in their accusing of Job.
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