Job 18 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:
2 "How long before you stop talking? Speak sense if you want us to answer! 2 "When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.
3 Do you think we are cattle? Do you think we have no intelligence? 3 Why are we regarded as cattle and considered stupid in your sight?
4 You may tear your hair out in anger, but will that cause the earth to be abandoned? Will it make rocks fall from a cliff? 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 "The truth remains that the light of the wicked will be snuffed out. The sparks of their fire will not glow. 5 "The lamp of the wicked is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.
6 The light in their tent will grow dark. The lamp hanging above them will be quenched. 6 The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.
7 The confident stride of the wicked will be shortened. Their own schemes will be their downfall. 7 The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.
8 "The wicked walk into a net. They fall into a pit that's been dug in the path. 8 His feet thrust him into a net and he wanders into its mesh.
9 A trap grabs them by the heel. A noose tightens around them. 9 A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast.
10 A snare lies hidden in the ground. A rope lies coiled on their path. 10 A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.
11 "Terrors surround the wicked and trouble them at every step. 11 Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.
12 Their vigor is depleted by hunger, and calamity waits for them to stumble. 12 Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for him when he falls.
13 Disease eats their skin; death devours their limbs. 13 It eats away parts of his skin; death's firstborn devours his limbs.
14 They are torn from the security of their tent, and they are brought down to the king of terrors. 14 He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.
15 The home of the wicked will disappear beneath a fiery barrage of burning sulfur. 15 Fire resides in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling.
16 Their roots will dry up, and their branches will wither. 16 His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.
17 All memory of their existence will perish from the earth. No one will remember them. 17 The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.
18 They will be thrust from light into darkness, driven from the world. 18 He is driven from light into darkness and is banished from the world.
19 They will have neither children nor grandchildren, nor any survivor in their home country. 19 He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived.
20 People in the west are appalled at their fate; people in the east are horrified. 20 Men of the west are appalled at his fate; men of the east are seized with horror.
21 They will say, 'This was the home of a wicked person, the place of one who rejected God.'" 21 Surely such is the dwelling of an evil man; such is the place of one who knows not God."