New English Translation
Bildad's Second Speech
1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:
2 "How long until you make an end of words? You must consider, and then we can talk.
3 Why should we be regarded as beasts, and considered stupid in your sight?
4 You who tear yourself to pieces in your anger, will the earth be abandoned for your sake? Or will a rock be moved from its place?
5 "Yes, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; his flame of fire does not shine.
6 The light in his tent grows dark; his lamp above him is extinguished.
7 His vigorous steps are restricted, and his own counsel throws him down.
8 For he has been thrown into a net by his feet and he wanders into a mesh.
9 A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare grips him.
10 A rope is hidden for him on the ground and a trap for him lies on the path.
11 Terrors frighten him on all sides and dog his every step.
12 Calamity is hungry for him, and misfortune is ready at his side.
13 It eats away parts of his skin; the most terrible death devours his limbs.
14 He is dragged from the security of his tent, and marched off to the king of terrors.
15 Fire resides in his tent; over his residence burning sulfur is scattered.
16 Below his roots dry up, and his branches wither above.
17 His memory perishes from the earth, he has no name in the land.
18 He is driven from light into darkness and is banished from the world.
19 He has neither children nor descendants among his people, no survivor in those places he once stayed.
20 People of the west are appalled at his fate; people of the east are seized with horror, saying,
21 'Surely such is the residence of an evil man; and this is the place of one who has not known God.'"
King James Version
1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
2 How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.
3 Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?
4 He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.
9 The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.
10 The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
12 His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.
13 It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.
15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.
17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
18 He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
19 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
20 They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.
21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.