20 "Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure.

Other Translations of Job 20:20

King James Version

20 Surely he shall not feel feel: Heb. know quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

English Standard Version

20 "Because he knew no contentment in his belly, he will not let anything in which he delights escape him.

The Message

20 "Such God-denying people are never content with what they have or who they are; their greed drives them relentlessly.

New King James Version

20 "Because he knows no quietness in his heart, He will not save anything he desires.

New Living Translation

20 They were always greedy and never satisfied. Nothing remains of all the things they dreamed about.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 20:20

Commentary on Job 20:10-22

(Read Job 20:10-22)

The miserable condition of the wicked man in this world is fully set forth. The lusts of the flesh are here called the sins of his youth. His hiding it and keeping it under his tongue, denotes concealment of his beloved lust, and delight therein. But He who knows what is in the heart, knows what is under the tongue, and will discover it. The love of the world, and of the wealth of it, also is wickedness, and man sets his heart upon these. Also violence and injustice, these sins bring God's judgments upon nations and families. Observe the punishment of the wicked man for these things. Sin is turned into gall, than which nothing is more bitter; it will prove to him poison; so will all unlawful gains be. In his fulness he shall be in straits, through the anxieties of his own mind. To be led by the sanctifying grace of God to restore what was unjustly gotten, as Zaccheus was, is a great mercy. But to be forced to restore by the horrors of a despairing conscience, as Judas was, has no benefit and comfort attending it.