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Job 18

Job 18:1
Then Bildad the Shuhite made answer and said,

Job 18:2  
How long will it be before you have done talking? Get wisdom, and then we will say what is in our minds.

Job 18:3
Why do we seem as beasts in your eyes, and as completely without knowledge?

Job 18:4  
But come back, now, come: you who are wounding yourself in your passion, will the earth be given up because of you, or a rock be moved out of its place?

Job 18:5  
For the light of the sinner is put out, and the flame of his fire is not shining.

Job 18:6  
The light is dark in his tent, and the light shining over him is put out.

Job 18:7  
The steps of his strength become short, and by his design destruction overtakes him.

Job 18:8  
His feet take him into the net, and he goes walking into the cords.

Job 18:9  
His foot is taken in the net; he comes into its grip.

Job 18:10  
The twisted cord is put secretly in the earth to take him, and the cord is placed in his way.

Job 18:11  
He is overcome by fears on every side, they go after him at every step.

Job 18:12  
His strength is made feeble for need of food, and destruction is waiting for his falling footstep.

Job 18:13  
His skin is wasted by disease, and his body is food for the worst of diseases.

Job 18:14  
He is pulled out of his tent where he was safe, and he is taken away to the king of fears.

Job 18:15  
In his tent will be seen that which is not his, burning stone is dropped on his house.

Job 18:16  
Under the earth his roots are dry, and over it his branch is cut off.

Job 18:17  
His memory is gone from the earth, and in the open country there is no knowledge of his name.

Job 18:18  
He is sent away from the light into the dark; he is forced out of the world.

Job 18:19  
He has no offspring or family among his people, and in his living-place there is no one of his name.

Job 18:20  
At his fate those of the west are shocked, and those of the east are overcome with fear.

Job 18:21  
Truly, these are the houses of the sinner, and this is the place of him who has no knowledge of God.


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