| The Book of Job.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
| || THEN answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,|
| ||How long will ye hunt for words?|
Consider, and afterwards we will speak.
| ||Wherefore are we counted as beasts,|
And are become unclean in your sight?
| ||Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger,|
Shall the earth be forsaken for thee?
Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?
| || Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out,|
And the spark 1 of his fire shall not shine.
| ||The light shall be dark in his tent,|
And his lamp above 2 him shall be put out.
| ||The steps of his strength shall be straitened,|
And his own counsel shall cast him down.
| ||For he is cast into a net by his own feet,|
And he walketh upon the toils.
| ||A gin shall take him by the heel,|
And a snare shall lay hold on him.
| ||A noose is hid for him in the ground,|
And a trap for him in the way.
| ||Terrors shall make him afraid on every side,|
And shall chase him at his heels.
| ||His strength shall be hunger-bitten,|
And calamity shall be ready at 3 his side.
| ||The members 4 of his body shall be devoured,|
Yea, the first-born of death shall devour his members.
| ||He shall be rooted out of his tent wherein he trusteth;|
And he 5 shall be brought to the king of terrors.
| ||There 6 shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his:|
Brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
| ||His roots shall be dried up beneath,|
And above shall his branch be 7 cut off.
| ||His remembrance shall perish from the earth,|
And he shall have no name in the street.
| ||He shall be driven from light into darkness,|
And chased out of the world.
| ||He shall have neither son nor sons son among his people,|
Nor any remaining where he sojourned.
| ||They 8 that come after shall be astonished at his day,|
As they that went before were 9 affrighted.
| ||Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous,|
And this is the place of him that knoweth not God.