Bildad Speaks of the Wicked1 Then Bildad the Shuhite ▼
▼ Lit answered and saidresponded, 2 “How long will you hunt for words?
Show understanding and then we can talk.
3 “Why are we b regarded as beasts,
As stupid in your eyes?
4 “O ▼
▼ Lit he...tears himself...hisyou who tear yourself in your anger—
For your sake is the earth to be abandoned,
Or the rock to be moved from its place?
5 “Indeed, the d light of the wicked goes out,
And the ▼
▼ Lit sparkflame of his fire gives no light.
6 “The light in his tent is f darkened,
And his lamp goes out above him.
7 “His ▼
▼ Lit steps of his strengthvigorous stride is shortened,
And his h own scheme brings him down.
8 “For he is i thrown into the net by his own feet,
And he steps on the webbing.
9 “A snare seizes him by the heel,
And a trap snaps shut on him.
10 “A noose for him is hidden in the ground,
And a trap for him on the path.
11 “All around j terrors frighten him,
And k harry him at every step.
12 “His strength is l famished,
And calamity is ready at his side.
▼ Heb It eats parts of his skin“His skin is devoured by disease,
The firstborn of death n devours his ▼
▼ Or partslimbs.
14 “He is p torn from ▼
▼ Lit his tent his trustthe security of his tent,
▼ Or you or she shall marchthey march him before the king of s terrors.
▼ A suggested reading is Fire dwells in his tent“There dwells in his tent nothing of his;
u Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.
16 “His v roots are dried below,
And his w branch is cut off above.
17 x “Memory of him perishes from the earth,
And he has no name abroad.
▼ Lit They drive him...And chase him“He is driven from light z into darkness,
And aa chased from the inhabited world.
19 “He has no ab offspring or posterity among his people,
Nor any survivor where he sojourned.
20 “Those ▼
▼ Lit who come afterin the west are appalled at ad his ▼
▼ Lit dayfate,
And those ▼
▼ Lit who have gone beforein the east are seized with horror.
21 “Surely such are the ag dwellings of the wicked,
And this is the place of him who does not know God.”
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