Bildad reproveth Job of presumption and impatience.
Job 18:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, Job 18:2 When will yee make an ende of your words? cause vs to vnderstande, and then wee will speake. Job 18:3 Wherefore are wee counted as beastes, and are vile in your sight? Job 18:4 Thou art as one that teareth his soule in his anger. Shall the earth bee forsaken for thy sake? or the rocke remoued out of his place?
The calamities of the wicked.
Job 18:5 Yea, the light of the wicked shalbe quenched, and the sparke of his fire shall not shine. Job 18:6 The light shalbe darke in his dwelling, and his candle shalbe put out with him. Job 18:7 The steps of his strength shalbe restrained, and his owne counsell shall cast him downe. Job 18:8 For hee is taken in the net by his feete, and he walketh vpon the snares. Job 18:9 The grenne shall take him by the heele, and the theefe shall come vpon him. Job 18:10 A snare is layed for him in the ground, and a trappe for him in the way. Job 18:11 Fearefulnesse shall make him afrayde on euery side, and shall driue him to his feete. Job 18:12 His strength shalbe famine: and destruction shalbe readie at his side. Job 18:13 It shall deuoure the inner partes of his skinne, and the first borne of death shall deuoure his strength. Job 18:14 His hope shalbe rooted out of his dwelling, & shal cause him to go to the King of feare. Job 18:15 Feare shall dwell in his house (because it is not his) and brimstone shalbe scattered vpon his habitation. Job 18:16 His rootes shalbe dryed vp beneath, and aboue shall his branche be cut downe. Job 18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall haue no name in the streete. Job 18:18 They shall driue him out of the light vnto darkenesse, and chase him out of the world. Job 18:19 Hee shall neither haue sonne nor nephewe among his people, nor any posteritie in his dwellings. Job 18:20 The posteritie shalbe astonied at his day, and feare shall come vpon the ancient. Job 18:21 Surely such are the habitations of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.