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18 Then Bildad the Shuhitem replied:

“When will you end these speeches?n

Be sensible, and then we can talk.

Why are we regarded as cattleo

and considered stupid in your sight?p

You who tear yourselfq to pieces in your anger,r

is the earth to be abandoned for your sake?

Or must the rocks be moved from their place?s

“The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out;t

the flame of his fire stops burning.u

The light in his tentv becomes dark;w

the lamp beside him goes out.x

The vigory of his step is weakened;z

his own schemesa throw him down.b

His feet thrust him into a net;c

he wanders into its mesh.

A trap seizes him by the heel;

a snared holds him fast.e

10 A noosef is hidden for him on the ground;

a trapg lies in his path.h

11 Terrorsi startle him on every sidej

and dogk his every step.

12 Calamityl is hungrym for him;

disastern is ready for him when he falls.o

13 It eats away parts of his skin;p

death’s firstborn devours his limbs.q

14 He is torn from the security of his tentr

and marched off to the kings of terrors.t

15 Fire residesa in his tent;u

burning sulfurv is scattered over his dwelling.

16 His roots dry up beloww

and his branches wither above.x

17 The memory of him perishes from the earth;y

he has no namez in the land.a

18 He is driven from light into the realm of darknessb

and is banishedc from the world.d

19 He has no offspringe or descendantsf among his people,

no survivorg where once he lived.h

20 People of the west are appalledi at his fate;j

those of the east are seized with horror.

21 Surely such is the dwellingk of an evil man;l

such is the placem of one who does not know God.”n


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