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Job 18 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:1 - Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:2 - “When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:3 - Why are we regarded as cattle and considered stupid in your sight?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:4 - You who tear yourself to pieces in your anger, is the earth to be abandoned for your sake? Or must the rocks be moved from their place?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:5 - “The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:6 - The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:7 - The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:8 - His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:9 - A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:10 - A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:11 - Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:12 - Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for him when he falls.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:13 - It eats away parts of his skin; death’s firstborn devours his limbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:14 - He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:15 - Fire resides[fn] in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:16 - His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:17 - The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:18 - He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:19 - He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:20 - People of the west are appalled at his fate; those of the east are seized with horror.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:21 - Surely such is the dwelling of an evil man; such is the place of one who does not know God.”
NIV Footnotes
Or Nothing he had remains

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