1Then Bildad the Shuhite made answer and said,
2How long will it be before you have done talking? Get wisdom, and then we will say what is in our minds.
3Why do we seem as beasts in your eyes, and as completely without knowledge?
4But come back, now, come: you who are wounding yourself in your passion, will the earth be given up because of you, or a rock be moved out of its place?
5For the light of the sinner is put out, and the flame of his fire is not shining.
6The light is dark in his tent, and the light shining over him is put out.
7The steps of his strength become short, and by his design destruction overtakes him.
8His feet take him into the net, and he goes walking into the cords.
9His foot is taken in the net; he comes into its grip.
10The twisted cord is put secretly in the earth to take him, and the cord is placed in his way.
11He is overcome by fears on every side, they go after him at every step.
12His strength is made feeble for need of food, and destruction is waiting for his falling footstep.
13His skin is wasted by disease, and his body is food for the worst of diseases.
14He is pulled out of his tent where he was safe, and he is taken away to the king of fears.
15In his tent will be seen that which is not his, burning stone is dropped on his house.
16Under the earth his roots are dry, and over it his branch is cut off.
17His memory is gone from the earth, and in the open country there is no knowledge of his name.
18He is sent away from the light into the dark; he is forced out of the world.
19He has no offspring or family among his people, and in his living-place there is no one of his name.
20At his fate those of the west are shocked, and those of the east are overcome with fear.
21Truly, these are the houses of the sinner, and this is the place of him who has no knowledge of God.