Then Bildad the Shuhite1 replied:
"When will you end these speeches?2 Be sensible, and then we can talk.
Why are we regarded as cattle3 and considered stupid in your sight?4
You who tear yourself5 to pieces in your anger,6 is the earth to be abandoned for your sake? Or must the rocks be moved from their place?7
"The lamp of the wicked is snuffed out;8 the flame of his fire stops burning.9
The light in his tent10 becomes dark;11 the lamp beside him goes out.12
The vigor13 of his step is weakened;14 his own schemes15 throw him down.16
His feet thrust him into a net17 and he wanders into its mesh.
A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare18 holds him fast.19
A noose20 is hidden for him on the ground; a trap21 lies in his path.22
Terrors23 startle him on every side24 and dog25 his every step.
Calamity26 is hungry27 for him; disaster28 is ready for him when he falls.29
It eats away parts of his skin;30 death's firstborn devours his limbs.31
He is torn from the security of his tent32 and marched off to the king33 of terrors.34
Fire resides in his tent;35 burning sulfur36 is scattered over his dwelling.
His roots dry up below37 and his branches wither above.38
The memory of him perishes from the earth;39 he has no name40 in the land.41
He is driven from light into darkness42 and is banished43 from the world.44
He has no offspring45 or descendants46 among his people, no survivor47 where once he lived.48
Men of the west are appalled49 at his fate;50 men of the east are seized with horror.
Surely such is the dwelling51 of an evil man;52 such is the place53 of one who knows not God."54
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