Job 18 ESV

Bildad Speaks: God Punishes the Wicked

1 Then 1Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

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2 "How long will you 2hunt for words? Consider, and then we will speak.

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3 Why are we counted as 3cattle? Why are we stupid in your sight?

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4 You who 4tear yourself in your anger, shall the earth be forsaken for you, or 5the rock be removed out of its place?

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5 "Indeed, 6the light of the wicked is put out, and the flame of his fire does not shine.

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6 The light is 7dark in his tent, and his lamp above him is put out.

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7 His strong steps are shortened, and his 8own schemes throw him down.

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8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks on its mesh.
9 9A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare lays hold of him.

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10 A rope is hidden for him in the ground, a trap for him in the path.
11 10Terrors frighten him on every side, and chase him at his heels.

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12 His strength is famished, and calamity is 11ready for his stumbling.

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13 It consumes the parts of his skin; 12the firstborn of death consumes his limbs.

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14 He is torn from the tent in which he trusted and is brought to 13the king of terrors.

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15 In his tent dwells that which is none of his; 14sulfur is scattered over his habitation.

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16 His 15roots dry up beneath, and his branches 16wither above.

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17 His 17memory perishes from the earth, and he has no name in the street.

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18 18He is thrust from light into darkness, and driven out of the world.

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19 He has no 19posterity or progeny among his people, and no survivor where he used to live.

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20 They of the west are appalled at his 20day, and 21horror seizes them of the east.

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21 Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous, such is the place of him who 22knows not God."

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