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