Bildad Speaks of the Wicked

1 Then Bildad the Shuhite responded *,

References for Job 18:1

    • a 18:1 - Lit "answered and said"
      2 "How long will you hunt * for words? Show understanding and then we can talk.
      3 "Why are we 1regarded as beasts, As stupid in your eyes?

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      4 "O you who tear yourself in your anger - For your sake is the earth to be abandoned, Or the rock to be moved from its place?

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        • b 18:4 - Lit "he...tears himself...his"
          5 "Indeed, the 2light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.

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          6 "The light in his tent is 3darkened, And his lamp goes out above him.

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          7 "His vigorous stride is shortened, And his 4own scheme brings him down.

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            • d 18:7 - Lit "steps of his strength"
              8 "For he is 5thrown into the net by his own feet, And he steps on the webbing.

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              9 "A snare seizes him by the heel, And a trap snaps shut on him.
              10 "A noose for him is hidden in the ground, And a trap for him on the path.
              11 "All around 6terrors frighten him, And 7harry him at every step.

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              12 "His strength is 8famished, And calamity is ready at his side.

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              13 "His skin is devoured by disease, The firstborn of death 9devours his limbs.

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                • e 18:13 - Heb "It eats parts of his skin"
                • f 18:13 - Or "parts"
                  14 "He is 10torn from the security of his tent, And they march him before the king of 11terrors.

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                    • g 18:14 - Lit "his tent his trust"
                    • h 18:14 - Or "you or she shall march"
                      15 "There dwells in his tent nothing of his; 12Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.

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                        • i 18:15 - A suggested reading is "Fire dwells in his tent"
                          16 "His 13roots are dried below *, And his 14branch is cut off above *.

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                          17 "15Memory of him perishes from the earth, And he has no name abroad *.

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                          18 "He is driven from light 16into darkness, And 17chased from the inhabited world.

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                            • j 18:18 - Lit "They drive him...And chase him"
                              19 "He has no 18offspring or posterity among his people, Nor any survivor where he sojourned.

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                              20 "Those in the west are appalled at 19his fate, And those in the east are seized with horror.

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                                • k 18:20 - Lit "who come after"
                                • l 18:20 - Lit "day"
                                • m 18:20 - Lit "who have gone before"
                                  21 "Surely such are the 20dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him who does not know God."

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