Bildad Rebukes Job
1Then, Bildad the Shuhite replied, saying:
2“How long until you end these words? Consider, and then we will talk.
3Why are we regarded as beasts, and stupid in your eyes?
4You, who tear yourself to pieces in anger, will the earth be abandoned for your sake? Or must a rock be moved from its place?
5Indeed, the light of the wicked is snuffed out; the flame of his fire does not shine.
6The light in his tent grows dark; the lamp above him goes out.
7His vigorous stride is shortened, and his own scheme throws him down.
8For he is cast into a net by his feet; he wanders into its mesh.
9A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast.
10A rope is hidden for him on the ground, and a trap for him lies on the path.
11On every side terrors frighten him and harass his every step.
12Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for his fall.
13It eats away pieces of his skin; death’s firstborn devours his limbs.
14He is torn from the security of his tent, and marched off to the king of terrors.
15Nothing of his dwells in his tent; brimstone is scattered over his dwelling.
16Below his roots dry up, and above his branches wither.
17His memory perishes from the earth and he has no name in the land.
18He is driven from light into darkness and is banished from the world.
19He has no offspring or descendant among his people, no survivor where he once dwelt.
20People of the west are appalled at his fate; people of the east are seized with horror.
21Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked; such is the place of one who does not know God.”