1Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
2How long will ye lay snares for words?
Consider, and afterwards we will speak.
3Wherefore are we counted as beasts,
And are become unclean in your sight?
4Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger,
Shall the earth be forsaken for thee?
Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?
5Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out,
And the spark of his fire shall not shine.
6The light shall be dark in his tent,
And his lamp above him shall be put out.
7The steps of his strength shall be straitened,
And his own counsel shall cast him down.
8For he is cast into a net by his own feet,
And he walketh upon the toils.
9A gin shall take him by the heel,
And a snare shall lay hold on him.
10A noose is hid for him in the ground,
And a trap for him in the way
11Terrors shall make him afraid on every side,
And shall chase him at his heels.
12His strength shall be hunger-bitten
And calamity shall be ready for his halting.
13It shall devour the members of his body,
Yea, the firstborn of death shall devour his members.
14He shall be rooted out of his tent wherein he trusteth;
And he shall be brought to the king of terrors.
15There shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his:
Brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
16His roots shall be dried up beneath,
And above shall his branch be cut off.
17His remembrance shall perish from the earth,
And he shall have no name in the street.
18He shall be driven from light into darkness,
And chased out of the world.
19He shall have neither son nor son's son among his people,
Nor any remaining where he sojourned.
20They that come after shall be astonied at his day,
As they that went before were affrighted.
21Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous,
And this is the place of him that knoweth not God.