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Job 20:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Yet his food in his bowels is turned, It is the gall of asps within him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Yet] his meat in his bowels is turned, [it is] the gall of asps within him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [Yet] his food in his stomach is changed To the venom of cobras within him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Yet] his food in his bowels is turned, [it is] the gall of asps within him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— His food is turned in his bowels; it is the gall of asps within him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— His food, in his stomach, is changed, the gall of adders, within him!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— His food in his bowels is turned, The bitterness of asps [is] in his heart.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— His bread in his belly shall be turned into the gall of asps within him,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [Yet] his meate in his bowels is turned, it [is] the gall of Aspes within him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— yet he shall not at all be able to help himself; the gall of an asp is in his belly.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Yet] his meat in his bowels is turned, [it is] the gall of asps within him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Yet] his meat 3899
{3899} Prime
לֶחֶם
lechem
{lekh'-em}
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
in his bowels 4578
{4578} Prime
מֵעָה
me`ah
{may-aw'}
From an unused root probably meaning to be soft; used only in plural the intestines, or (collectively) the abdomen, figuratively sympathy; by implication a vest; by extension the stomach, the uterus (or of men, the seat of generation), the heart (figuratively).
is turned, 2015
{2015} Prime
הָפַךְ
haphak
{haw-fak'}
A primitive root; to turn about or over; by implication to change, overturn, return, pervert.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
[it is] the gall 4846
{4846} Prime
מָרֹרָה
m@rorah
{mer-o-raw'}
From H4843; properly bitterness; concretely a bitter thing; specifically bile; also venom (of a serpent).
of asps 6620
{6620} Prime
פֶּתֶן
pethen
{peh'-then}
From an unused root meaning to twist; an asp (from its contortions).
within 7130
{7130} Prime
קֶרֶב
qereb
{keh'-reb}
From H7126; properly the nearest part, that is, the centre, whether literally, figuratively or adverbially (especially with preposition).
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 20:14

_ _ turnedHebrew denotes a total change into a disagreeable contrary (Jeremiah 2:21; compare Revelation 10:9, Revelation 10:10).

_ _ gall — in which the poison of the asp was thought to lie. It rather is contained in a sack in the mouth. Scripture uses popular language, where no moral truth is thereby endangered.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 20:10-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 20:14

Turned — From sweet to bitter. Gall of asps — Exceeding bitter and pernicious. Gall is most bitter; the gall of serpents is full of poison; and the poison of asps is most dangerous and within a few hours kills without remedy.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
his meat:

2 Samuel 11:2-5 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman [was] very beautiful to look upon. ... And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I [am] with child.
2 Samuel 12:10-11 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. ... Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give [them] unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
Psalms 32:3-4 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. ... For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
Psalms 38:1-8 [[A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.]] O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. ... I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
Psalms 51:8-9 Make me to hear joy and gladness; [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken may rejoice. ... Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Proverbs 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Proverbs 23:20-21 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: ... For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe [a man] with rags.
Proverbs 23:29-35 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? ... They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
Jeremiah 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that [it is] an evil [thing] and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear [is] not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay [it] to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay [it] to heart.

the gall:

Job 20:16 He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
Deuteronomy 32:24 [They shall be] burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
Romans 3:13 Their throat [is] an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps [is] under their lips:
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Dt 32:24. 2S 11:2; 12:10. Jb 20:16. Ps 32:3; 38:1; 51:8. Pv 1:31; 23:20, 29. Jr 2:19. Mal 2:2. Ro 3:13.

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