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Job 20:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He shall suck the poison of asps: The viper's tongue shall slay him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He sucks the poison of cobras; The viper’s tongue slays him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall kill him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The poison of adders, shall he suck, The tongue of the viper shall slay him;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Gall of asps he sucketh, Slay him doth the tongue of a viper.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He shall suck the head of asps, and the viper's tongue shall kill him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He shall sucke the poison of Aspes: the vipers tongue shall slay him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And let him suck the poison of serpents, and let the serpent's tongue slay him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He shall suck 3243
{3243} Prime
ינק
yanaq
{yaw-nak'}
A primitive root; to suck; causatively to give milk.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the poison 7219
{7219} Prime
רֹאשׁ
ro'sh
{roshe}
Apparently the same as H7218; a poisonous plant, probably the poppy (from its conspicuous head); generally poison (even of serpents).
of asps: 6620
{6620} Prime
פֶּתֶן
pethen
{peh'-then}
From an unused root meaning to twist; an asp (from its contortions).
the viper's 660
{0660} Prime
אֶפְעֶה
'eph`eh
{ef-eh'}
From H0659 (in the sense of hissing); an asp or other venomous serpent.
tongue 3956
{3956} Prime
לָשׁוֹן
lashown
{law-shone'}
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
shall slay 2026
{2026} Prime
הָרַג
harag
{haw-rag'}
A primitive root; to smite with deadly intent.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 20:16

_ _ shall suck — It shall turn out that he has sucked the poison, etc.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 20:10-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 20:16

He shall suck the (g) poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

(g) He compares ill-gotten goods to the venom of asps, which is a dangerous serpent, noting that Jobs great riches were not truly come by and therefore God plagues him justly for the same.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the poison:

Romans 3:13 Their throat [is] an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps [is] under their lips:

the viper's:

Isaiah 30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence [come] the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people [that] shall not profit [them].
Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Acts 28:3-6 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid [them] on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. ... Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
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Is 30:6. Mt 3:7. Ac 28:3. Ro 3:13.

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