Job 18
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1Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:1Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
2"When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.2How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.
3Why are we regarded as cattle and considered stupid in your sight?3Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?
4You who tear yourself to pieces in your anger, is the earth to be abandoned for your sake? Or must the rocks be moved from their place?4He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
5"The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.5Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
6The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.6The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
7The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.7The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
8His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh.8For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.
9A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast.9The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.
10A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.10The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
11Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.11Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
12Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for him when he falls.12His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.
13It eats away parts of his skin; death's firstborn devours his limbs.13It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
14He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.14His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.
15Fire resides in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling.15It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
16His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.16His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.
17The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.17His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
18He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.18He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
19He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived.19He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
20People of the west are appalled at his fate; those of the east are seized with horror.20They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.
21Surely such is the dwelling of an evil man; such is the place of one who does not know God."21Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.
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