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Job 18 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered: 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:
2 "How long will you hunt for words? Consider, and then we will speak. 2 "When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.
3 Why are we counted as cattle? Why are we stupid in your sight? 3 Why are we regarded as cattle and considered stupid in your sight?
4 You who tear yourself in your anger, shall the earth be forsaken for you, or the rock be removed out of its place? 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 "Yea, the light of the wicked is put out, and the flame of his fire does not shine. 5 "The lamp of the wicked is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.
6 The light is dark in his tent, and his lamp above him is put out. 6 The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.
7 His strong steps are shortened and his own schemes throw him down. 7 The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.
8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks on a pitfall. 8 His feet thrust him into a net and he wanders into its mesh.
9 A trap seizes him by the heel, a snare lays hold of him. 9 A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast.
10 A rope is hid for him in the ground, a trap for him in the path. 10 A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.
11 Terrors frighten him on every side, and chase him at his heels. 11 Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.
12 His strength is hunger-bitten, and calamity is ready for his stumbling. 12 Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for him when he falls.
13 By disease his skin is consumed, the first-born of death consumes his limbs. 13 It eats away parts of his skin; death's firstborn devours his limbs.
14 He is torn from the tent in which he trusted, and is brought to the king of terrors. 14 He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.
15 In his tent dwells that which is none of his; brimstone is scattered upon his habitation. 15 Fire resides in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling.
16 His roots dry up beneath, and his branches wither above. 16 His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.
17 His memory perishes from the earth, and he has no name in the street. 17 The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.
18 He is thrust from light into darkness, and driven out of the world. 18 He is driven from light into darkness and is banished from the world.
19 He has no offspring or descendant among his people, and no survivor where he used to live. 19 He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived.
20 They of the west are appalled at his day, and horror seizes them of the east. 20 Men of the west are appalled at his fate; men of the east are seized with horror.
21 Surely such are the dwellings of the ungodly, such is the place of him who knows not God." 21 Surely such is the dwelling of an evil man; such is the place of one who knows not God."