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Darby Bible Translation
Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked
1And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,
2How long will ye hunt for words? Be intelligent, and then we will speak.
3Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed stupid in your sight?
4Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of its place?
5Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the flame of his fire shall not shine.
6The light shall become dark in his tent, and his lamp over him shall be put out.
7The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
8For he is sent into the net by his own feet, and he walketh on the meshes;
9The gin taketh him by the heel, the snare layeth hold on him;
10A cord is hidden for him in the ground, and his trap in the way.
11Terrors make him afraid on every side, and chase him at his footsteps.
12His strength is hunger-bitten, and calamity is ready at his side.
13The firstborn of death devoureth the members of his body; it will devour his members.
14His confidence shall be rooted out of his tent, and it shall lead him away to the king of terrors:
15They who are none of his shall dwell in his tent; brimstone shall be showered upon his habitation:
16His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off;
17His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name on the pasture-grounds.
18He is driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
19He hath neither son nor grandson among his people, nor any remaining in the places of his sojourn.
20They that come after shall be astonished at his day, as they that went before them were affrighted.
21Surely, such are the dwellings of the unrighteous man, and such the place of him that knoweth not �God.