Job 18:5
New International Version
“The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.

New Living Translation
“Surely the light of the wicked will be snuffed out. The sparks of their fire will not glow.

English Standard Version
“Indeed, the light of the wicked is put out, and the flame of his fire does not shine.

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; the flame of his fire does not glow.

King James Bible
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.

New King James Version
“The light of the wicked indeed goes out, And the flame of his fire does not shine.

New American Standard Bible
“Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the spark from his fire does not shine.

NASB 1995
“Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.

NASB 1977
“Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.

Amplified Bible
“Indeed, the light of the wicked will be put out, And the flame of his fire will not shine.

Christian Standard Bible
Yes, the light of the wicked is extinguished; the flame of his fire does not glow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yes, the light of the wicked is extinguished; the flame of his fire does not glow.

American Standard Version
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, And the spark of his fire shall not shine.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Also the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished; also the flame of its fire will be put out.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the light of the ungodly shall be quenched, and their flame shall not go up.

Contemporary English Version
The lamps of sinful people soon are snuffed out,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall not the light of the wicked be extinguished, and the flame of his fire not shine?

English Revised Version
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.

Good News Translation
The light of the wicked will still be put out; its flame will never burn again.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Indeed, the light of the wicked is snuffed out. The flame of his fire stops glowing.

International Standard Version
"Indeed, the light of the wicked is extinguished; the flame from his fire doesn't shine.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, And the spark of his fire shall not shine.

Literal Standard Version
Also, the light of the wicked is extinguished. And there does not shine a spark of his fire.

NET Bible
"Yes, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; his flame of fire does not shine.

New Heart English Bible
"Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, The spark of his fire shall not shine.

World English Bible
"Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, The spark of his fire shall not shine.

Young's Literal Translation
Also, the light of the wicked is extinguished. And there doth not shine a spark of his fire.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked
4You who tear yourself in anger—should the earth be forsaken on your account, or the rocks be moved from their place? 5Indeed, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; the flame of his fire does not glow. 6The light in his tent grows dark, and the lamp beside him goes out.…

Cross References
Job 18:4
You who tear yourself in anger--should the earth be forsaken on your account, or the rocks be moved from their place?

Job 21:17
How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? Does disaster come upon them? Does God, in His anger, apportion destruction?

Proverbs 4:19
But the way of the wicked is like the darkest gloom; they do not know what makes them stumble.

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

Proverbs 20:20
Whoever curses his father or mother, his lamp will be extinguished in deepest darkness.

Proverbs 24:20
For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

Isaiah 57:20
But the wicked are like the storm-tossed sea, for it cannot be still, and its waves churn up mire and muck.


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.

the light

Job 20:5
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Proverbs 4:19
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

spark

Isaiah 50:11
Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.









Verses 5-21. - Bildad, from this point, turns wholly to denunciation. He strings together a long series of menaces - probably ancient saws, drawn from "the wisdom of the Beni Kedem" (1 Kings 4:30), and descriptive of the wretched fate of the wicked man, with whom he identifies Job. Verse 5. - Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out. Whatever the wicked man may at any time have acquired of splendour, glory, honour, wealth, or prosperity, shall be taken from him, and as it were extinguished. And the spark of his fire shall not shine. Not a single trace of his splendour, not a spark, not a glimmer, shall remain.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Indeed,
גַּ֤ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

the lamp
א֣וֹר (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 216: Illumination, luminary

of the wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

is extinguished;
יִדְעָ֑ךְ (yiḏ·‘āḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1846: To be extinguished, to expire, be dried up

the flame
שְׁבִ֣יב (šə·ḇîḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7632: Probably a flame

of his fire
אִשּֽׁוֹ׃ (’iš·šōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 784: A fire

does not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

glow.
יִ֝גַּ֗הּ (yig·gah)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5050: To glitter, to illuminate


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