Job 18 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 18


Job 18:1

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Job 18:2

How long will ye hunt for words? Consider, and afterwards we will speak.

Job 18:3

Wherefore are we counted as beasts, [And] are become unclean in your sight?

Job 18:4

Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, Shall the earth be forsaken for thee? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?

Job 18:5

Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, And the spark of his fire shall not shine.

Job 18:6

The light shall be dark in his tent, And his lamp above him shall be put out.

Job 18:7

The steps of his strength shall be straitened, And his own counsel shall cast him down.

Job 18:8

For he is cast into a net by his own feet, And he walketh upon the toils.

Job 18:9

A gin shall take [him] by the heel, [And] a snare shall lay hold on him.

Job 18:10

A noose is hid for him in the ground, And a trap for him in the way.

Job 18:11

Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, And shall chase him at his heels.

Job 18:12

His strength shall be hunger-bitten, And calamity shall be ready at his side.

Job 18:13

The members of his body shall be devoured, [Yea], the first-born of death shall devour his members.

Job 18:14

He shall be rooted out of his tent where he trusteth; And he shall be brought to the king of terrors.

Job 18:15

There shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his: Brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

Job 18:16

His roots shall be dried up beneath, And above shall his branch be cut off.

Job 18:17

His remembrance shall perish from the earth, And he shall have no name in the street.

Job 18:18

He shall be driven from light into darkness, And chased out of the world.

Job 18:19

He shall have neither son nor son’s son among his people, Nor any remaining where he sojourned.

Job 18:20

They that come after shall be astonished at his day, As they that went before were affrighted.

Job 18:21

Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous, And this is the place of him that knoweth not God.

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