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Job 18:1–2

Bildad Speaks: God Punishes the Wicked

18 Then aBildad the Shuhite answered and said:

“How long will you bhunt for words?

Consider, and then we will speak.

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Job 18:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

“When will you end these speeches?

Be sensible, and then we can talk.

Job 18:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

How long will it be ere ye make an end of words?

Mark, and afterwards we will speak.

Job 18:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

“How long before you stop talking?

Speak sense if you want us to answer!

Job 18:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

“How long till you put an end to words?

Gain understanding, and afterward we will speak.

Job 18:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:

“When will you stop these speeches?

Be sensible, and then we can talk.

Job 18:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

How long will ye hunt for words?

Consider, and afterwards we will speak.

Job 18:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said, How long will ye hunt for words? Be intelligent, and then we will speak.

Job 18:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Then Bildad from Shuah replied ⸤to Job⸥, 

“How long before your words will end? 

Think it through, and then we’ll talk. 

Job 18:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

How long until you stop talking?

Show some sense, and then we can talk.

Job 18:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:

“How long will you hunt for words?

Consider, and then we shall speak.

Job 18:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,

“How long will you hunt for words?

Consider, and afterward we shall speak.

Job 18:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Then Bildad the Shuhite replied,

“Job, when will you stop these speeches of yours?

Be reasonable! Then we can talk.

Job 18:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then Bildad the Shuhite responded,

How long will you hunt for words?

Show understanding and then we can talk.