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Job 18 NIV

Bildad

1 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

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2 “When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.

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3 Why are we regarded as cattle and considered stupid in your sight?

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4 You who tear yourself to pieces in your anger, is the earth to be abandoned for your sake? Or must the rocks be moved from their place?

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5 “The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.

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6 The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.

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7 The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.

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8 His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh.

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9 A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast.

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10 A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.

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11 Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.

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12 Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for him when he falls.

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13 It eats away parts of his skin; death’s firstborn devours his limbs.

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14 He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.

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      15 Fire residesa in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling.

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        • w 18:15 - Or "Nothing he had remains"
          16 His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.

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          17 The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.

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          18 He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.

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              19 He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived.

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              20 People of the west are appalled at his fate; those of the east are seized with horror.

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              21 Surely such is the dwelling of an evil man; such is the place of one who does not know God.”

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              • a 18:15 - Or "Nothing he had remains"