Job 18:5-21 NIV

5 "The lamp of the wicked is snuffed out;1 the flame of his fire stops burning.2

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6 The light in his tent3 becomes dark;4 the lamp beside him goes out.5

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7 The vigor6 of his step is weakened;7 his own schemes8 throw him down.9

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8 His feet thrust him into a net10 and he wanders into its mesh.

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9 A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare11 holds him fast.12

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10 A noose13 is hidden for him on the ground; a trap14 lies in his path.15

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11 Terrors16 startle him on every side17 and dog18 his every step.

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12 Calamity19 is hungry20 for him; disaster21 is ready for him when he falls.22

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13 It eats away parts of his skin;23 death's firstborn devours his limbs.24

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14 He is torn from the security of his tent25 and marched off to the king26 of terrors.27

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      15 Fire residesa in his tent;28 burning sulfur29 is scattered over his dwelling.

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        • a 18:15 - Or "Nothing he had remains"
          16 His roots dry up below30 and his branches wither above.31

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          17 The memory of him perishes from the earth;32 he has no name33 in the land.34

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          18 He is driven from light into darkness35 and is banished36 from the world.37

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              19 He has no offspring38 or descendants39 among his people, no survivor40 where once he lived.41

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              20 Men of the west are appalled42 at his fate;43 men of the east are seized with horror.

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              21 Surely such is the dwelling44 of an evil man;45 such is the place46 of one who knows not God."47

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