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Bildad: The Wicked are Punished

18 Then aBildad the Shuhite answered and said:

2 “How long till you put an end to words?

Gain understanding, and afterward we will speak.

3 Why are we counted bas beasts,

And regarded as stupid in your sight?

4 cYou 1who tear yourself in anger,

Shall the earth be forsaken for you?

Or shall the rock be removed from its place?

5 “The dlight of the wicked indeed goes out,

And the flame of his fire does not shine.

6 The light is dark in his tent,

eAnd his lamp beside him is put out.

7 The steps of his strength are shortened,

And fhis own counsel casts him down.

8 For ghe is cast into a net by his own feet,

And he walks into a snare.

9 The net takes him by the heel,

And ha snare lays hold of him.

10 A noose is hidden for him on the ground,

And a trap for him in the road.

11 iTerrors frighten him on every side,

And drive him to his feet.

12 His strength is starved,

And jdestruction is ready at his side.

13 It devours patches of his skin;

The firstborn of death devours his 2limbs.

14 He is uprooted from kthe shelter of his tent,

And they parade him before the king of terrors.

15 They dwell in his tent who are none of his;

Brimstone is scattered on his dwelling.

16 lHis roots are dried out below,

And his branch withers above.

17 mThe memory of him perishes from the earth,

And he has no name 3among the renowned.

18 4He is driven from light into darkness,

And chased out of the world.

19 nHe has neither son nor posterity among his people,

Nor any remaining in his dwellings.

20 Those 5in the west are astonished oat his day,

As those 6in the east are frightened.

21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked,

And this is the place of him who pdoes not know God.”


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