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Job 18 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Bildad Speaks of the Wicked

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:1 - Then Bildad the Shuhite [fn]responded,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:2 - “How long will you hunt for words?
Show understanding and then we can talk.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:3 - “Why are we regarded as beasts,
As stupid in your eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:4 - “O [fn]you who tear yourself in your anger
For your sake is the earth to be abandoned,
Or the rock to be moved from its place?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:5 - “Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out,
And the [fn]flame of his fire gives no light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:6 - “The light in his tent is darkened,
And his lamp goes out above him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:7 - “His [fn]vigorous stride is shortened,
And his own scheme brings him down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:8 - “For he is thrown into the net by his own feet,
And he steps on the webbing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:9 - “A snare seizes him by the heel,
And a trap snaps shut on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:10 - “A noose for him is hidden in the ground,
And a trap for him on the path.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:11 - “All around terrors frighten him,
And harry him at every step.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:12 - “His strength is famished,
And calamity is ready at his side.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:13 - [fn]His skin is devoured by disease,
The firstborn of death devours his [fn]limbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:14 - “He is torn from [fn]the security of his tent,
And [fn]they march him before the king of terrors.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:15 - [fn]There dwells in his tent nothing of his;
Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:16 - “His roots are dried below,
And his branch is cut off above.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:17 - “Memory of him perishes from the earth,
And he has no name abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:18 - [fn]He is driven from light into darkness,
And chased from the inhabited world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:19 - “He has no offspring or posterity among his people,
Nor any survivor where he sojourned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:20 - “Those [fn]in the west are appalled at his [fn]fate,
And those [fn]in the east are seized with horror.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:21 - “Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked,
And this is the place of him who does not know God.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: answered and said
Literally: he...tears himself...his
Literally: spark
Literally: steps of his strength
Hebrew: It eats parts of his skin
Or, parts
Literally: his tent his trust
Or, you or she shall march
A suggested reading is Fire dwells in his tent
Literally: They drive him...And chase him
Literally: who come after
Literally: day
Literally: who have gone before

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