Job 18
Bildad Answers Job
1Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:
2“When will you stop these speeches?
Be sensible, and then we can talk.
3You think of us as only cattle.
You think we are stupid.
4You tear yourself to pieces in your anger.
Does everyone have to leave the earth just for you?
Do the rocks have to be moved from their place for you?
5“The lamp of the wicked person will be put out.
The flame in his lamp will stop burning.
6The light in his tent will become dark.
The lamp by his side will go out.
7His footsteps will become weak and lose their strength.
He will fall into his own evil trap.
8His feet are caught in a net
when he walks into its web.
9A trap will catch him by the heel.
And it will hold him tight.
10A trap for him is hidden on the ground.
It lies in his path.
11Terrible things startle him from every side.
They chase him at every step.
12Hunger takes away his strength.
Disaster is at his side.
13Disease eats away parts of his skin.
The signs of death begin to eat away at his arms and legs.
14The evil person is torn from the safety of his tent.
He is dragged off to Death, the King of Terrors.
15His tent is set on fire.
Burning sulfur is scattered over his home.
16His roots dry up below ground,
and his branches above ground die.
17People on earth will not remember him.
His name will be forgotten in the land.
18He will be driven from the light into darkness.
He will be chased out of the world.
19He has no children or descendants among his people.
No one will be left alive where he once lived.
20People of the west are shocked at what has happened to him.
People of the east are very frightened.
21This is surely what will happen to the home of an evil person.
This is the place of one who does not know God.”
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