Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOB 18\\

In this chapter is Bildad's second reply to Job, in which he falls with
great fury upon him, very sharply inveighs against him, and very highly
charges him; the charges he brings against him are talkativeness and
inattention to what was said to him, \\#Job 18:1,2\\; contempt of his
friends, impatience under his affliction, and pride and arrogance, as
if the whole world, the course of nature and providence, and God
himself all must give way to him, \\#Job 18:3,4\\; nevertheless, he is
assured of the miserable state of a wicked man, sooner or later, which
is described by the extinction of his light of prosperity,
\\#Job 18:5,6\\; by the defeat of his counsels, being ensnared in a
net laid for him, \\#Job 18:7-10\\; by the terrible judgments of the
sword, famine, and pestilence, by one or the other of which he is
brought to death, the king of terrors, \\#Job 18:11-14\\; by the
destruction of his habitation and of his posterity, so that he has
none to hear his name, or perpetuate his memory, \\#Job 18:15-17\\; by
his being driven out of the world, leaving no issue behind him, to the
astonishment of all that knew him, \\#Job 18:18-20\\; and the chapter
is closed with this observation, that this is the common case of
wicked and irreligious persons, \\#Job 18:21\\.