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Chapter 18

Bildad Speaks of the Wicked

1 Then Bildad the Shuhite 1responded,

2 “How long will you hunt for words?

Show understanding and then we can talk.

3 “Why are we aregarded as beasts,

As stupid in your eyes?

4 “O 1you who tear yourself in your anger—

For your sake is the earth to be abandoned,

Or the rock to be moved from its place?

5 “Indeed, the alight of the wicked goes out,

And the 1flame of his fire gives no light.

6 “The light in his tent is adarkened,

And his lamp goes out above him.

7 “His 1vigorous stride is shortened,

And his aown scheme brings him down.

8 “For he is athrown into the net by his own feet,

And he steps on the webbing.

9 “A snare seizes him by the heel,

And a trap snaps shut on him.

10 “A noose for him is hidden in the ground,

And a trap for him on the path.

11 “All around aterrors frighten him,

And bharry him at every step.

12 “His strength is afamished,

And calamity is ready at his side.

13 “1His skin is devoured by disease,

The firstborn of death adevours his 2limbs.

14 “He is atorn from 1the security of his tent,

And 2they march him before the king of bterrors.

15 “1There dwells in his tent nothing of his;

aBrimstone is scattered on his habitation.

16 “His aroots are dried below,

And his bbranch is cut off above.

17 “aMemory of him perishes from the earth,

And he has no name abroad.

18 “1He is driven from light ainto darkness,

And bchased from the inhabited world.

19 “He has no aoffspring or posterity among his people,

Nor any survivor where he sojourned.

20 “Those 1in the west are appalled at ahis 2fate,

And those 3in the east are seized with horror.

21 “Surely such are the adwellings of the wicked,

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


About New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

The New American Standard Bible, long considered a favorite study Bible by serious students of the Scriptures, has been completely revised and updated in this new 1995 translation. Preserving the Lockman Foundation's standard of creating a literal translation of the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic manuscripts, the 1995 NASB provides a literal translation that is very readable. Formalized language and outdated words and phrases have been replaced with their contemporary counterparts. In short, the 1995 NASB is a Bible translation that is very conducive to word-by-word study and is also able to be read (and understood) by the whole family.


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