Job Chapter 18
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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1 Bildad reproueth Iob of presumption and impatiencie. 5 The calamities of the wicked.

1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite and said,

2 How long will it bee, ere you make an ende of words? Marke, and afterwards we will speake.

3 Wherefore are wee counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?

The wickeds fall.

4 He teareth himselfe in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rocke bee remooued out of his place?4

5 Yea, the light of the wicked shalbe put out, and the sparke of his fire shall not shine.

6 The light shalbe darke in his tabernacle, and his candle shalbe put out with him.6

7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his owne counsell shall cast him downe.

8 For hee is cast into a net by his owne feete, & he walketh vpon a snare.

9 The grinne shall take him by the heele, and the robber shall preuaile against him.

10 The snare is laide for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.10

11 Terrours shall make him afraid on euery side, and shall driue him to his feete.11

12 His strength shalbe hunger-bitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.

13 It shall deuoure the strength of his skinne: euen the first borne of death shall deuoure his strength.13

14 His confidence shalbe rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrours.14

15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered vpon his habitation.

16 His rootes shall be dryed vp beneath: and aboue shall his branch be cut off.

17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and hee shall haue no name in the streete.17

18 He shall be driuen from light into darkenesse, and chased out of the world.18

19 Hee shall neither haue sonne nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.

20 They that come after him shalbe astonied at his day, as they that went before, were affrighted.20

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


Job Chapter 18 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

4 Hebr. his soule.
6 Or, lampe.
10 Heb. hidden.
11 Heb. scatter him.
13 Heb. barres
14 Cha.8.14. and 11. 20. psa. 112. 10. pro. 10.28.
17 Pro.2.22.
18 Heb. they shall driue him.
20 Or, liued with him. , Heb. layd holde on horror.

* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania


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