Job 18 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Bildad from Shuhah chimed in: 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:
2 "How monotonous these word games are getting! Get serious! We need to get down to business. 2 "When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.
3 Why do you treat your friends like slow-witted animals? You look down on us as if we don't know anything. 3 Why are we regarded as cattle and considered stupid in your sight?
4 Why are you working yourself up like this? Do you want the world redesigned to suit you? Should reality be suspended to accommodate you? 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?
5 "Here's the rule: The light of the wicked is put out. Their flame dies down and is extinguished. 5 "The lamp of the wicked is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.
6 Their house goes dark - every lamp in the place goes out. 6 The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.
7 Their strong strides weaken, falter; they stumble into their own traps. 7 The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.
8 They get all tangled up in their own red tape, 8 His feet thrust him into a net and he wanders into its mesh.
9 Their feet are grabbed and caught, their necks in a noose. 9 A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast.
10 They trip on ropes they've hidden, and fall into pits they've dug themselves. 10 A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.
11 Terrors come at them from all sides. They run helter-skelter. 11 Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.
12 The hungry grave is ready to gobble them up for supper, 12 Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for him when he falls.
13 To lay them out for a gourmet meal, a treat for ravenous Death. 13 It eats away parts of his skin; death's firstborn devours his limbs.
14 They are snatched from their home sweet home and marched straight to the death house. 14 He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.
15 Their lives go up in smoke; acid rain soaks their ruins. 15 Fire resides in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling.
16 Their roots rot and their branches wither. 16 His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.
17 They'll never again be remembered - nameless in unmarked graves. 17 The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.
18 They are plunged from light into darkness, banished from the world. 18 He is driven from light into darkness and is banished from the world.
19 And they leave empty-handed - not one single child - nothing to show for their life on this earth. 19 He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived.
20 Westerners are aghast at their fate, easterners are horrified: 20 Men of the west are appalled at his fate; men of the east are seized with horror.
21 'Oh no! So this is what happens to perverse people. This is how the God-ignorant end up!'" 21 Surely such is the dwelling of an evil man; such is the place of one who knows not God."