Job

Job 18 ©

1Bildad reproveth Job of presumption and impatience: 5he enlargeth on the inevitable calamities of the wicked.

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THEN answered aBildad the Shuhite, and said,

a ch. 2.11.
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How long will it be ere ye bmake an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.

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Wherefore are we counted cas beasts, and reputed *vile in your sight?

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He dteareth 1himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?

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

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The flight shall be dark in his *tabernacle, and his 2candle shall be put out with him.

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The gsteps of his strength shall be *straitened, and his hown counsel shall cast him down.

g Pr. 4.12. ch. 20.22.
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For ihe is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.

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The j*gin shall take him by the heel, and kthe robber shall prevail against him.

k ch. 5.5; 1.15,17.
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The snare is 3laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.

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lTerrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall 4drive him to his feet.

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His strength shall be mhungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.

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It shall devour the 5strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.

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nHis confidence shall be rooted out of his *tabernacle, and it shall bring him to othe king of terrors.

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pIt shall dwell in his *tabernacle, because it is none of his: q*brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

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His rroots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

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sHis remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

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t6He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

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uHe shall neither have son nor *nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.

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They that come after him shall be v*astonied at his wday, as they that 7went before 8were *affrighted.

w Ps. 37.13; 137.7. Eze. 21.25. Ob. 12. ch. 1.13-19.
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Surely xsuch are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that yknoweth not God.

x v.6,14-16.