Bildad reproveth Job of presumption and impatience.
Job 18:1 And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said, Job 18:2 How long will ye hunt for words? Be intelligent, and then we will speak. Job 18:3 Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed stupid in your sight? Job 18:4 Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of its place?
The calamities of the wicked.
Job 18:5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the flame of his fire shall not shine. Job 18:6 The light shall become dark in his tent, and his lamp over him shall be put out. Job 18:7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down. Job 18:8 For he is sent into the net by his own feet, and he walketh on the meshes; Job 18:9 The gin taketh [him] by the heel, the snare layeth hold on him; Job 18:10 A cord is hidden for him in the ground, and his trap in the way. Job 18:11 Terrors make him afraid on every side, and chase him at his footsteps. Job 18:12 His strength is hunger-bitten, and calamity is ready at his side. Job 18:13 The firstborn of death devoureth the members of his body; it will devour his members. Job 18:14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tent, and it shall lead him away to the king of terrors: Job 18:15 They who are none of his shall dwell in his tent; brimstone shall be showered upon his habitation: Job 18:16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off; Job 18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name on the pasture-grounds. Job 18:18 He is driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world. Job 18:19 He hath neither son nor grandson among his people, nor any remaining in the places of his sojourn. Job 18:20 They that come after shall be astonished at his day, as they that went before [them] were affrighted. Job 18:21 Surely, such are the dwellings of the unrighteous man, and such the place of him that knoweth not *God.