Bildad reproveth Job of presumption and impatience.
Job 18:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, Job 18:2 How long will ye hunt for words? Consider, and afterwards we will speak. Job 18:3 Wherefore are we counted as beasts, [And] are become unclean in your sight? Job 18:4 Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, Shall the earth be forsaken for thee? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?
The calamities of the wicked.
Job 18:5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, And the spark of his fire shall not shine. Job 18:6 The light shall be dark in his tent, And his lamp above him shall be put out. Job 18:7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, And his own counsel shall cast him down. Job 18:8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, And he walketh upon the toils. Job 18:9 A gin shall take [him] by the heel, [And] a snare shall lay hold on him. Job 18:10 A noose is hid for him in the ground, And a trap for him in the way. Job 18:11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, And shall chase him at his heels. Job 18:12 His strength shall be hunger-bitten, And calamity shall be ready at his side. Job 18:13 The members of his body shall be devoured, [Yea], the first-born of death shall devour his members. Job 18:14 He shall be rooted out of his tent where he trusteth; And he shall be brought to the king of terrors. Job 18:15 There shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his: Brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation. Job 18:16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, And above shall his branch be cut off. Job 18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, And he shall have no name in the street. Job 18:18 He shall be driven from light into darkness, And chased out of the world. Job 18:19 He shall have neither son nor son's son among his people, Nor any remaining where he sojourned. Job 18:20 They that come after shall be astonished at his day, As they that went before were affrighted. Job 18:21 Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous, And this is the place of him that knoweth not God.