Job 18
Bildad's Second Speech
How Long Will You Talk?
1Bildad from Shuah#18.1 Shuah: See the note at 2.11. said:
2How long will you talk?
Be sensible! Let us speak.
3Or do you think that we
are dumb animals?
4You cut yourself in anger.
Will that shake the earth
or even move the rocks?
* 5#Job 21.17. The lamps of sinful people
soon are snuffed out,
6leaving their tents dark.
7Their powerful legs become weak,
and they stumble on schemes
of their own doing.
* 8Before they know it,
9they are trapped in a net,
10hidden along the path.
11Terror strikes and pursues
from every side.
12Starving, they run,
only to meet disaster,
13then afterwards to be eaten alive
by death itself.
14Those sinners are dragged
from the safety of their tents
to die a gruesome death.
15Then their tents and possessions
are burned to ashes,
16and they are left like trees,
dried up from the roots.
17They are gone and forgotten,
18thrown far from the light
into a world of darkness,
19without any children
to carry on their name.
20Everyone, from east to west,
is overwhelmed with horror.
21Such is the fate of sinners
and their families
who don't know God.

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