Terrors1 startle him on every side2 and dog3 his every step.
Calamity4 is hungry5 for him; disaster6 is ready for him when he falls.713
It eats away parts of his skin;8 death's firstborn devours his limbs.914
He is torn from the security of his tent10 and marched off to the king11 of terrors.1215
Fire residesa in his tent;13 burning sulfur14 is scattered over his dwelling.
His roots dry up below15 and his branches wither above.1617
The memory of him perishes from the earth;17 he has no name18 in the land.1918
He is driven from light into darkness20 and is banished21 from the world.2219
He has no offspring23 or descendants24 among his people, no survivor25 where once he lived.2620
Men of the west are appalled27 at his fate;28 men of the east are seized with horror.
Surely such is the dwelling29 of an evil man;30 such is the place31 of one who knows not God."32