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18 Then Bildad the Shuhiteu replied:

How long until you stop talking?

Show some sense, and then we can talk.

Why are we regarded as cattle,

as stupid in your sight?

You who tear yourself in angerJ

should the earth be abandoned on your account,

or a rock be removed from its place?

Yes, the lighta of the wickedb is extinguished;

the flame of his fire does not glow.

The light in his tent grows dark,c

and the lamp beside him is put out.

His powerful stride is shortened,

and his own schemes trip him up.d

For his own feet lead him into a net,

and he strays into its mesh.

A trap catches him by the heel;

a noose seizes him.

10 A rope lies hidden for him on the ground,

and a snare waits for him along the path.

11 Terrors frighten him on every sidee

and harass him at every step.

12 His strength is depleted;

disaster lies ready for him to stumble.A

13 Parts of his skin are eaten away;

death’s firstborn consumes his limbs.

14 He is ripped from the security of his tent

and marched away to the king of terrors.

15 Nothing he owned remains in his tent.

Burning sulfurf is scattered over his home.

16 His roots below dry up,

and his branches above wither away.g

17 All memoryh of him perishes from the earth;

he has no name anywhere.B

18 He is driven from light to darkness

and chased from the inhabited world.

19 He has no children or descendants among his people,

no survivor where he used to live.i

20 Those in the west are appalledj at his fate,

while those in the east tremble in horror.

21 Indeed, such is the dwelling of the unjust man,

and this is the place of the one who does not know God.k


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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

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The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


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