Job Chapter 18
Baldad again reproves Job and describes the miseries of the wicked.
18:1. Then Baldad the Suhite answered, and said:
18:2. How long will you throw out words? understand first, and so let us speak.
18:3. Why are we reputed as beasts, and counted vile before you?
18:4. Thou that destroyest thy soul in thy fury, shall the earth be forsaken for thee, and shall rocks be removed out of their place?
18:5. Shall not the light of the wicked be extinguished, and the flame of his fire not shine?
18:6. The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and the lamp that is over him, shall be put out.
18:7. The step of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down headlong.
18:8. For he hath thrust his feet into a net, and walketh in its meshes.
18:9. The sole of his foot shall be held in a snare, and thirst shall burn against him.
18:10. A gin is hidden for him in the earth, and his trap upon the path.
18:11. Fears shall terrify him on every side, and shall entangle his feet.
18:12. Let his strength be wasted with famine, and let hunger invade his ribs.
18:13. Let it devour the beauty of his skin, let the firstborn death consume his arms.
18:14. Let his confidence be rooted out of his tabernacle, and let destruction tread upon him like a king.
18:15. Let the companions of him that is not, dwell in his tabernacle, let brimstone be sprinkled in his tent.
18:16. Let his roots be dried up beneath, and his harvest destroyed above.
18:17. Let the memory of him perish from the earth, and let not his name be renowned in the streets.
18:18. He shall drive him out of light into darkness, and shall remove him out of the world.
18:19. His seed shall not subsist, nor his offspring among his people, nor any remnants in his country.
18:20. They that come after him shall be astonished at his day, and horror shall fall upon them that went before.
18:21. These then are the tabernacles of the wicked, and this the place of him that knoweth not God.