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Chapter 18

1Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

2“How long will you hunt for words?

Consider, and afterwards we will speak.

3Why are we counted as animals,

Which have become unclean in your sight?

4You who tear yourself in your anger,

Shall the earth be forsaken for you?

Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?

5“Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out,

The spark of his fire shall not shine.

6The light shall be dark in his tent,

His lamp above him shall be put out.

7The steps of his strength shall be shortened,

His own counsel shall cast him down.

8For he is cast into a net by his own feet,

And he wanders into its mesh.

9A snare shall take him by the heel;

A trap shall lay hold on him.

10A noose is hidden for him in the ground,

A trap for him in the way.

11Terrors shall make him afraid on every side,

And shall chase him at his heels.

12His strength shall be famished,

Calamity shall be ready at his side.

13The members of his body shall be devoured,

The firstborn of death shall devour his members.

14He shall be rooted out of his tent where he trusts.

He shall be brought to the king of terrors.

15There shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his.

Sulfur shall be scattered on his habitation.

16His roots shall be dried up beneath,

Above shall his branch be cut off.

17His memory shall perish from the earth.

He shall have no name in the street.

18He shall be driven from light into darkness,

And chased out of the world.

19He shall have neither son nor grandson among his people,

Nor any remaining where he sojourned.

20Those who come after shall be astonished at his day,

As those who went before were frightened.

21Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous,

This is the place of him who doesn’t know God.”

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