Job 18
American Standard Version
Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

1Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

2How long will ye hunt for words? Consider, and afterwards we will speak.

3Wherefore are we counted as beasts, And are become unclean in your sight?

4Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, Shall the earth be forsaken for thee? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?

5Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, And the spark of his fire shall not shine.

6The light shall be dark in his tent, And his lamp above him shall be put out.

7The steps of his strength shall be straitened, And his own counsel shall cast him down.

8For he is cast into a net by his own feet, And he walketh upon the toils.

9A gin shall take him by the heel, And a snare shall lay hold on him.

10A noose is hid for him in the ground, And a trap for him in the way.

11Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, And shall chase him at his heels.

12His strength shall be hunger-bitten, And calamity shall be ready at his side.

13The members of his body shall be devoured, Yea , the first-born of death shall devour his members.

14He shall be rooted out of his tent where he trusteth; And he shall be brought to the king of terrors.

15There shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his: Brimstone shall be scattered 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 in the street.

18He shall be driven from light into darkness, And chased out of the world.

19He shall have neither son nor son's son among his people, Nor any remaining where he sojourned.

20They that come after shall be astonished at his day, As they that went before were affrighted.

21Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous, And this is the place of him that knoweth not God.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Bildad reproves Job for presumption and impatience
5. The calamities of the wicked
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

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