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And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,
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How long will ye hunt for words?
Be intelligent, and then we will speak.
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Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed stupid in your sight?
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Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, shall the earth be forsaken for thee?
and shall the rock be removed out of its place?
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Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the flame of his fire shall not shine.
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The light shall become dark in his tent, and his lamp over him shall be put out.
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The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
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For he is sent into the net by his own feet, and he walketh on the meshes;
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The gin taketh [him] by the heel, the snare layeth hold on him;
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A cord is hidden for him in the ground, and his trap in the way.
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Terrors make him afraid on every side, and chase him at his footsteps.
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His strength is hunger-bitten, and calamity is ready at his side.
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The firstborn of death devoureth the members of his body;
it will devour his members.
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His confidence shall be rooted out of his tent, and it shall lead him away to the king of terrors:
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They who are none of his shall dwell in his tent;
brimstone shall be showered upon his habitation:
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His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off;
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His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name on the pasture-grounds.
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He is driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
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He hath neither son nor grandson among his people, nor any remaining in the places of his sojourn.
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They that come after shall be astonished at his day, as they that went before [them] were affrighted.
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Surely, such are the dwellings of the unrighteous man, and such the place of him that knoweth not God.