Job 18:12
Good News Translation
They used to be rich, but now they go hungry; disaster stands and waits at their side.

New Revised Standard Version
Their strength is consumed by hunger, and calamity is ready for their stumbling.

Contemporary English Version
Starving, they run, only to meet disaster,

New American Bible
His strength is famished, disaster is ready at his side,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let his strength be wasted with famine, and let hunger invade his ribs.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let his strength be wasted with famine, and let hunger invade his ribs.


Job 15:23,24 When he moveth himself to seek bread, he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand. . . .

1 Samuel 2:5,36 They that were full before, have hired out themselves for bread: and the hungry are filled, so that the barren hath borne many: and she that had many children is weakened. . . .

Psalm 34:10 The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good.

Psalm 109:10 Let his children be carried about vagabonds, and beg; and let them be cast out of their dwellings.


Psalm 7:12-14 Except you will be converted, he will brandish his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. . . .

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say: Peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape.

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not.

Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked
11Fears shall terrify him on every side, and shall entangle his feet. 12Let his strength be wasted with famine, and let hunger invade his ribs.13Let it devour the beauty of his skin, let the firstborn death consume his arms.…
Cross References
Job 31:3
Is not destruction to the wicked, and aversion to them that work iniquity?

Isaiah 8:21
And they shall pass by it, they shall fall, and be hungry: and when they shall be hungry, they will be angry, and curse their king, and their God, and look upwards.

Job 18:11
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