Job 18

Job 18:1  
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

Job 18:2  
“How long will you hunt for words? Consider, and afterwards we will speak.

Job 18:3  
Why are we counted as animals, which have become unclean in your sight?

Job 18:4  
You who tear yourself in your anger, will the earth be forsaken for you? Or will the rock be removed out of its place?

Job 18:5  
“Yes, the light of the wicked will be put out. The spark of his fire won’t shine.

Job 18:6  
The light will be dark in his tent. His lamp above him will be put out.

Job 18:7  
The steps of his strength will be shortened. His own counsel will cast him down.

Job 18:8  
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he wanders into its mesh.

Job 18:9  
A snare will take him by the heel. A trap will catch him.

Job 18:10  
A noose is hidden for him in the ground, a trap for him on the path.

Job 18:11  
Terrors will make him afraid on every side, and will chase him at his heels.

Job 18:12  
His strength will be famished. Calamity will be ready at his side.

Job 18:13  
The members of his body will be devoured. The firstborn of death will devour his members.

Job 18:14  
He will be rooted out of the security of his tent. He will be brought to the king of terrors.

Job 18:15  
There will dwell in his tent that which is none of his. Sulfur will be scattered on his habitation.

Job 18:16  
His roots will be dried up beneath. His branch will be cut off above.

Job 18:17  
His memory will perish from the earth. He will have no name in the street.

Job 18:18  
He will be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

Job 18:19  
He will have neither son nor grandson among his people, nor any remaining where he lived.

Job 18:20  
Those who come after will be astonished at his day, as those who went before were frightened.

Job 18:21  
Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous. This is the place of him who doesn’t know God.”

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