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Job 18 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Bildad’s Second Response to Job
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:1 - Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:2 - “How long before you stop talking?
Speak sense if you want us to answer!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:3 - Do you think we are mere animals?
Do you think we are stupid?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:4 - You may tear out your hair in anger,
but will that destroy the earth?
Will it make the rocks tremble?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:5 - “Surely the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
The sparks of their fire will not glow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:6 - The light in their tent will grow dark.
The lamp hanging above them will be quenched.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:7 - The confident stride of the wicked will be shortened.
Their own schemes will be their downfall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:8 - The wicked walk into a net.
They fall into a pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:9 - A trap grabs them by the heel.
A snare holds them tight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:10 - A noose lies hidden on the ground.
A rope is stretched across their path.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:11 - “Terrors surround the wicked
and trouble them at every step.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:12 - Hunger depletes their strength,
and calamity waits for them to stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:13 - Disease eats their skin;
death devours their limbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:14 - They are torn from the security of their homes
and are brought down to the king of terrors.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:15 - The homes of the wicked will burn down;
burning sulfur rains on their houses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:16 - Their roots will dry up,
and their branches will wither.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:17 - All memory of their existence will fade from the earth,
no one will remember their names.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:18 - They will be thrust from light into darkness,
driven from the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:19 - They will have neither children nor grandchildren,
nor any survivor in the place where they lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:20 - People in the west are appalled at their fate;
people in the east are horrified.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:21 - They will say, ‘This was the home of a wicked person,
the place of one who rejected God.’”

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