Bildad reproveth Job of presumption and impatience.
Job 18:1 Forsothe Baldach Suythes answeride, and seide, Job 18:2 Til to what ende schalt thou booste with wordis? Vndurstonde thou first, and so speke we. Job 18:3 Whi ben we arettid as beestis, and han we be foule bifor thee? Job 18:4 What leesist thou thi soule in thi woodnes? Whether the erthe schal be forsakun for thee, and hard stoonys schulen be borun ouer fro her place?
The calamities of the wicked.
Job 18:5 Whethir the liyt of a wickid man schal not be quenchid; and the flawme of his fier schal not schyne? Job 18:6 Liyt schal wexe derke in his tabernacle; and the lanterne, which is on hym, schal be quenchid. Job 18:7 The steppis of his vertu schulen be maad streit; and his counsel schal caste hym doun. Job 18:8 For he hath sent hise feet in to a net; and he goith in the meschis therof. Job 18:9 His foot schal be holdun with a snare; and thirst schal brenne out ayens hym. Job 18:10 The foot trappe of hym is hid in the erthe, and his snare on the path. Job 18:11 Dredis schulen make hym aferd on ech side, and schulen biwlappe hise feet. Job 18:12 His strengthe be maad feble bi hungur; and pouert asaile hise ribbis. Job 18:13 Deuoure it the fairnesse of his skyn; the firste gendrid deth waste hise armes. Job 18:14 His trist be takun awei fro his tabernacle; and perischyng, as a kyng, aboue trede on hym. Job 18:15 The felowis of hym that is not, dwelle in his tabernacle; brymston be spreynt in his tabernacle. Job 18:16 The rootis of hym be maad drie bynethe; sotheli his ripe corn be al to-brokun aboue. Job 18:17 His mynde perische fro the erthe; and his name be not maad solempne in stretis. Job 18:18 He schal put hym out fro liyt in to derknessis; and he schal bere hym ouer fro the world. Job 18:19 Nethir his seed nether kynrede schal be in his puple, nether ony relifs in hise cuntreis. Job 18:20 The laste men schulen wondre in hise daies; and hidousnesse schal asaile the firste men. Job 18:21 Therfor these ben the tabernaclis of a wickid man; and this is the place of hym, that knowith not God.