Job 20 Bible Study


Job 20 Outline


– Zophar felt hurt after hearing Job’s reply (Job 20:1-3)

– Zophar rebuked Job with the same judgment again (Job 20:4-11)

– Zophar pointed out that the wicked will only enjoy success temporary (Job 20:12-19)

– Zophar said the heritage of the wicked is God’s punishment (Job 20:20-29)



Job 20 Summary


In Job 20:1-3, Zophar felt stirred up from within after Job rebuked him. This caused Zophar to have an urge to answer him back with understanding.


In Job 20:4-11, Zophar started to rebuke Job based on the same principle again, that the wicked will surely be punished even though they may experience success for a while.


In Job 20:12-19, Zophar said that those who sin will enjoy success only for a while but later God will surely punish them so that all will see the consequences of those who do evil.


In Job 20:20-29, Zophar said that the wicked will feel troubled in his heart as a warning that God will take away everything he desires. Zophar claimed that the wicked will surely be pierce by the arrow and he will lost all the prosperity he used to have. Zophar said this is the heritage of the wicked.



Job 20 Bible Study


1. Obey all of God’s commandments

Zophar point out the relation between sin and God’s punishment. Although this is true, Job did not sin to deserve all these problems. It was Satan who struck him with all these disasters in the background as a trial to Job’s faith in God. Sin brings God’s wrath upon us. We must be careful to obey all of God’s commandments. In James 2:10 KJV, for whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. In Revelation 21:8 KJV, but the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.