Job 18
New International VersionNew American Standard Bible 1995
1Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:1Then Bildad the Shuhite responded,
2"When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.2"How long will you hunt for words? Show understanding and then we can talk.
3Why are we regarded as cattle and considered stupid in your sight?3"Why are we regarded as beasts, As stupid in your eyes?
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?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?
5"The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.5"Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.
6The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.6"The light in his tent is darkened, And his lamp goes out above him.
7The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.7"His vigorous stride is shortened, And his own scheme brings him down.
8His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh.8"For he is thrown into the net by his own feet, And he steps on the webbing.
9A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast.9"A snare seizes him by the heel, And a trap snaps shut on him.
10A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.10"A noose for him is hidden in the ground, And a trap for him on the path.
11Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.11"All around terrors frighten him, And harry him at every step.
12Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for him when he falls.12"His strength is famished, And calamity is ready at his side.
13It eats away parts of his skin; death's firstborn devours his limbs.13"His skin is devoured by disease, The firstborn of death devours his limbs.
14He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.14"He is torn from the security of his tent, And they march him before the king of terrors.
15Fire resides in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling.15"There dwells in his tent nothing of his; Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.
16His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.16"His roots are dried below, And his branch is cut off above.
17The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.17"Memory of him perishes from the earth, And he has no name abroad.
18He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.18"He is driven from light into darkness, And chased from the inhabited world.
19He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived.19"He has no offspring or posterity among his people, Nor any survivor where he sojourned.
20People of the west are appalled at his fate; those of the east are seized with horror.20"Those in the west are appalled at his fate, And those in the east are seized with horror.
21Surely such is the dwelling of an evil man; such is the place of one who does not know God."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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