2 "My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed.
2 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.
2 "Therefore my thoughts answer me, because of my haste within me.
2 "I can't believe what I'm hearing! You've put my teeth on edge, my stomach in a knot.
2 "Therefore my anxious thoughts make me answer, Because of the turmoil within me.
2 "I must reply because I am greatly disturbed.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 20:2
Commentary on Job 20:1-9
(Read Job 20:1-9)
Zophar's discourse is upon the certain misery of the wicked. The triumph of the wicked and the joy of the hypocrite are fleeting. The pleasures and gains of sin bring disease and pain; they end in remorse, anguish, and ruin. Dissembled piety is double iniquity, and the ruin that attends it will be accordingly.