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