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.