Job 18

Bildad Speaks: God Punishes the Wicked

1Then aBildad the Shuhite answered and said:

2 “How long will you bhunt for words?
Consider, and then we will speak.
3Why are we counted as ccattle?
Why are we stupid in your sight?
4You who dtear yourself in your anger,
shall the earth be forsaken for you,
or ethe rock be removed out of its place?
5 Indeed, fthe light of the wicked is put out,
and the flame of his fire does not shine.
6The light is gdark in his tent,
and his lamp above him is put out.
7His strong steps are shortened,
and his hown schemes throw him down.
8For he is cast into a net by his own feet,
and he walks on its mesh.
9 iA trap seizes him by the heel;
a snare lays hold of him.
10A rope is hidden for him in the ground,
a trap for him in the path.
11 jTerrors frighten him on every side,
and chase him at his heels.
12His strength is famished,
and calamity is kready for his stumbling.
13It consumes the parts of his skin;
lthe firstborn of death consumes his limbs.
14He is torn from the tent in which he trusted
and is brought to mthe king of terrors.
15In his tent dwells that which is none of his;
nsulfur is scattered over his habitation.
16His oroots dry up beneath,
and his branches pwither above.
17His qmemory perishes from the earth,
and he has no name in the street.
18 rHe is thrust from light into darkness,
and driven out of the world.
19He has no sposterity or progeny among his people,
and no survivor where he used to live.
20They of the west are appalled at his tday,
and uhorror seizes them of the east.
21Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous,
such is the place of him who vknows not God.”
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