||English: New American Standard Bible
Job 18 [Commentary] |
||Then Bildad the Shuhite responded,
||"How long will you hunt for words?
Show understanding and then we can talk.
||"Why are we regarded as beasts,
As stupid in your eyes?
||"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?
||"Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out,
And the flame of his fire gives no light.
||"The light in his tent is darkened,
And his lamp goes out above him.
||"His vigorous stride is shortened,
And his own scheme brings him down.
||"For he is thrown into the net by his own feet,
And he steps on the webbing.
||"A snare seizes him by the heel,
And a trap snaps shut on him.
||"A noose for him is hidden in the ground,
And a trap for him on the path.
||"All around terrors frighten him,
And harry him at every step.
||"His strength is famished,
And calamity is ready at his side.
||"His skin is devoured by disease,
The firstborn of death devours his limbs.
||"He is torn from the security of his tent,
And they march him before the king of terrors.
||"There dwells in his tent nothing of his;
Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.
||"His roots are dried below,
And his branch is cut off above.
||"Memory of him perishes from the earth,
And he has no name abroad.
||"He is driven from light into darkness,
And chased from the inhabited world.
||"He has no offspring or posterity among his people,
Nor any survivor where he sojourned.
||"Those in the west are appalled at his fate,
And those in the east are seized with horror.
||"Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked,
And this is the place of him who does not know God."
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