Bildad reproveth Job of presumption and impatience.
Job 18:1 And Bildad the Shuhite answereth and saith: Job 18:2 When do ye set an end to words? Consider ye, and afterwards do we speak. Job 18:3 Wherefore have we been reckoned as cattle? We have been defiled in your eyes! Job 18:4 (He is tearing himself in his anger.) For thy sake is earth forsaken? And removed is a rock from its place?
The calamities of the wicked.
Job 18:5 Also, the light of the wicked is extinguished. And there doth not shine a spark of his fire. Job 18:6 The light hath been dark in his tent, And his lamp over him is extinguished. Job 18:7 Straitened are the steps of his strength, And cast him down doth his own counsel. Job 18:8 For he is sent into a net by his own feet, And on a snare he doth walk habitually. Job 18:9 Seize on the heel doth a gin, Prevail over him do the designing. Job 18:10 Hidden in the earth is his cord, And his trap on the path. Job 18:11 Round about terrified him have terrors, And they have scattered himat his feet. Job 18:12 Hungry is his sorrow, And calamity is ready at his side. Job 18:13 It consumeth the parts of his skin, Consume his parts doth death's first-born. Job 18:14 Drawn from his tent is his confidence, And it causeth him to step to the king of terrors. Job 18:15 It dwelleth in his tentout of his provender, Scattered over his habitation is sulphur. Job 18:16 From beneath his roots are dried up, And from above cut off is his crop. Job 18:17 His memorial hath perished from the land, And he hath no name on the street. Job 18:18 They thrust him from light unto darkness, And from the habitable earth cast him out. Job 18:19 He hath no continuator, Nor successor among his people, And none is remaining in his dwellings. Job 18:20 At this day westerns have been astonished And easterns have taken fright. Job 18:21 Only these [are] tabernacles of the perverse, And this the place God hath not known.