Job 18 CSB

Bildad Speaks

1 Then Bildad the Shuhitea replied:

References for Job 18:1

    • a 18:1 - Jb 2:11; 8:1; 25:1
      2 How long until you stop talking? Show some sense, and then we can talk.
      3 Why are we regarded as cattle, as stupid in your sight?b

      References for Job 18:3

        • b 18:3 - Jb 12:7; Ps 49:20; 73:22
          4 You who tear yourself in angerc- should the earth be abandoned on your account, or a rock be removed from its place?

          References for Job 18:4

            • c 18:4 - Lit He who tears himself in his anger
              5 Yes, the light of the wicked is extinguished; the flame of his fire does not glow.d

              References for Job 18:5

                • d 18:5 - Pr 13:9; 20:20; 24:20
                  6 The light in his tent grows dark, and the lamp beside him is put out.
                  7 His powerful stride is shortened, and his own schemes trip him up.e

                  References for Job 18:7

                    • e 18:7 - Jb 5:13; 18:12; Ps 7:15-16
                      8 For his own feet lead him into a net, and he strays into its mesh.
                      9 A trap catches [him] by the heel; a noose seizes him.
                      10 A rope lies hidden for him on the ground,f and a snare [waits] for him along the path.

                      References for Job 18:10

                        • f 18:10 - Ps 31:4; 35:7
                          11 Terrors frighten him on every sideg and harass him at every step.

                          References for Job 18:11

                            • g 18:11 - Jb 9:34; 19:10; 27:20
                              12 His strength is depleted; disaster lies ready for him to stumble.hi

                              References for Job 18:12

                                • h 18:12 - Or disaster hungers for him
                                • i 18:12 - Jb 21:30; Pr 6:15; Jr 20:10
                                  13 Parts of his skin are eaten away; death's firstborn consumes his limbs.
                                  14 He is ripped from the security of his tent and marched away to the king of terrors.j

                                  References for Job 18:14

                                    • j 18:14 - Jb 8:22; 15:24; Ps 49:14
                                      15 Nothing he owned remains in his tent. Burning sulfurk is scattered over his home.

                                      References for Job 18:15

                                        • k 18:15 - Gn 19:24; Ps 11:6; Isa 30:33
                                          16 His roots below dry up, and his branches above wither away.l

                                          References for Job 18:16

                                            • l 18:16 - Isa 5:24; Am 2:9; Mal 4:1
                                              17 [All] memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name abroad.mn

                                              References for Job 18:17

                                                • m 18:17 - Or name in the streets
                                                • n 18:17 - Dt 9:14; Ps 9:5; 41:5
                                                  18 He is driven from light to darkness and chased from the inhabited world.o

                                                  References for Job 18:18

                                                    • o 18:18 - Jb 5:14; 30:8
                                                      19 He has no children or descendants among his people, no survivor where he used to live.p

                                                      References for Job 18:19

                                                        • p 18:19 - Nm 21:35; Isa 14:22; Lm 2:22
                                                          20 Those in the west are appalled at his fate, while those in the east tremble in horror.q

                                                          References for Job 18:20

                                                            • q 18:20 - Jr 4:9; Ezk 27:35; 32:10
                                                              21 Indeed, such is the dwelling of the wicked, and this is the place of the one who does not know God.r

                                                              References for Job 18:21

                                                                • r 18:21 - Jb 21:28; Zph 3:5