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Job 18


Bildad Speaks of the Wicked

Job 18:1   Then Bildad the Shuhite responded,
Job 18:2   "How long will you hunt for words? Show understanding and then we can talk.
Job 18:3   "Why are we regarded as beasts, As stupid in your eyes?
Job 18:4   "O you who tear yourself in your anger-- For your sake is the earth to be abandoned, Or the rock to be moved from its place?
Job 18:5   "Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.
Job 18:6   "The light in his tent is darkened, And his lamp goes out above him.
Job 18:7   "His vigorous stride is shortened, And his own scheme brings him down.
Job 18:8   "For he is thrown into the net by his own feet, And he steps on the webbing.
Job 18:9   "A snare seizes him by the heel, And a trap snaps shut on him.
Job 18:10   "A noose for him is hidden in the ground, And a trap for him on the path.
Job 18:11   "All around terrors frighten him, And harry him at every step.
Job 18:12   "His strength is famished, And calamity is ready at his side.
Job 18:13   "His skin is devoured by disease, The firstborn of death devours his limbs.
Job 18:14   "He is torn from the security of his tent, And they march him before the king of terrors.
Job 18:15   "There dwells in his tent nothing of his; Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.
Job 18:16   "His roots are dried below, And his branch is cut off above.
Job 18:17   "Memory of him perishes from the earth, And he has no name abroad.
Job 18:18   "He is driven from light into darkness, And chased from the inhabited world.
Job 18:19   "He has no offspring or posterity among his people, Nor any survivor where he sojourned.
Job 18:20   "Those in the west are appalled at his fate, And those in the east are seized with horror.
Job 18:21   "Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him who does not know God."
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