Job 18
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1Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:1Bildad from Shuah replied, saying:
2"When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.2"When are you going to stop your word hunt? Think first, and then we can talk.
3Why are we regarded as cattle and considered stupid in your sight?3Why do you think we're like dumb animals? Do you think we're stupid?
4You 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?4You're tearing yourself to pieces in your anger. Will the land be abandoned because of you, or the rock be moved from its place?"
5"The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.5"Indeed, the light of the wicked is extinguished; the flame from his fire doesn't shine.
6The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.6Light in his tent is dark, and his lamp goes out above him.
7The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.7His strong steps are restricted, and his own advice trips him up.
8His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh.8"For he has stumbled into a net with his own feet; he walked right into the network!
9A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast.9The trap seizes him by the heel; a snare tightens its hold on him.
10A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.10A rope lies hidden in the dirt; a trap lies waiting for him where he is walking."
11Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.11"He is petrified by terror that surrounds him on all sides; they chase at his heels.
12Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for him when he falls.12He is starved for strength; and is ripe for a fall.
13It eats away parts of his skin; death's firstborn devours his limbs.13Something gnaws on his skin; a deadly disease consumes his limbs.
14He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.14Torn from the security of his home, he is brought before the king of terrors.
15Fire resides in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling.15"There's nothing in his tent that belongs to him; sulfur is scattered all over his dwelling place.
16His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.16His roots wither underneath, while his branches above are being cut off.
17The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.17No one remembers him anywhere in the land; no one names streets in his honor.
18He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.18He is driven away from light to darkness, made to wander the landscape.
19He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived.19He has no children or descendants within his own people; and no survivors where he once lived.
20People of the west are appalled at his fate; those of the east are seized with horror.20People who live west of him are appalled at his fate; those who live east of him are seized with terror.
21Surely such is the dwelling of an evil man; such is the place of one who does not know God."21Indeed, the residences of the wicked are like this; and so are the homes of those who don't know God."
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