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Baldad again reproves Job and describes the miseries of the wicked.

[1] Then Baldad the Suhite answered, and said: [2] How long will you throw out words? understand first, and so let us speak. [3] Why are we reputed as beasts, and counted vile before you? [4] Thou that destroyest thy soul in thy fury, shall the earth be forsaken for thee, and shall rocks be removed out of their place? [5] Shall not the light of the wicked be extinguished, and the flame of his fire not shine?

[6] The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and the lamp that is over him, shall be put out. [7] The step of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down headlong. [8] For he hath thrust his feet into a net, and walketh in its meshes. [9] The sole of his foot shall be held in a snare, and thirst shall burn against him. [10] A gin is hidden for him in the earth, and his trap upon the path.

[11] Fears shall terrify him on every side, and shall entangle his feet. [12] Let his strength be wasted with famine, and let hunger invade his ribs. [13] Let it devour the beauty of his skin, let the firstborn death consume his arms. [14] Let his confidence be rooted out of his tabernacle, and let destruction tread upon him like a king. [15] Let the companions of him that is not, dwell in his tabernacle, let brimstone be sprinkled in his tent.

[16] Let his roots be dried up beneath, and his harvest destroyed above. [17] Let the memory of him perish from the earth and let not his name be renowned in the streets. [18] He shall drive him out of light into darkness, and shall remove him out of the world. [19] His seed shall not subsist, nor his offspring among his people, nor any remnants in his country. [20] They that come after him shall be astonished at his day, and horror shall fall upon them that went before.

[21] These men are the tabernacles of the wicked, and this the place of him that knoweth not God.

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