New American Standard Bible

Job 18

Bildad Speaks of the Wicked

1Then Bildad the Shuhite [a]responded,

“How long will you hunt for words?
Show understanding and then we can talk.
“Why are we regarded as beasts,
As stupid in your eyes?
“O [b]you who tear yourself in your anger—
For your sake is the earth to be abandoned,
Or the rock to be moved from its place?

“Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out,
And the [c]flame of his fire gives no light.
“The light in his tent is darkened,
And his lamp goes out above him.
“His [d]vigorous stride is shortened,
And his own scheme brings him down.
“For he is thrown into the net by his own feet,
And he steps on the webbing.
“A snare seizes him by the heel,
And a trap snaps shut on him.
10 “A noose for him is hidden in the ground,
And a trap for him on the path.
11 “All around terrors frighten him,
And harry him at every step.
12 “His strength is famished,
And calamity is ready at his side.
13 [e]His skin is devoured by disease,
The firstborn of death devours his [f]limbs.
14 “He is torn from [g]the security of his tent,
And [h]they march him before the king of terrors.
15 [i]There dwells in his tent nothing of his;
Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.
16 “His roots are dried below,
And his branch is cut off above.
17 “Memory of him perishes from the earth,
And he has no name abroad.
18 [j]He is driven from light into darkness,
And chased from the inhabited world.
19 “He has no offspring or posterity among his people,
Nor any survivor where he sojourned.
20 “Those [k]in the west are appalled at his [l]fate,
And those [m]in the east are seized with horror.
21 “Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked,
And this is the place of him who does not know God.”

Notas al pie

  1. Job 18:1 Lit answered and said
  2. Job 18:4 Lit he...tears himself...his
  3. Job 18:5 Lit spark
  4. Job 18:7 Lit steps of his strength
  5. Job 18:13 Heb It eats parts of his skin
  6. Job 18:13 Or parts
  7. Job 18:14 Lit his tent his trust
  8. Job 18:14 Or you or she shall march
  9. Job 18:15 A suggested reading is Fire dwells in his tent
  10. Job 18:18 Lit They drive him...And chase him
  11. Job 18:20 Lit who come after
  12. Job 18:20 Lit day
  13. Job 18:20 Lit who have gone before

O Livro

Jó 18

Bildade

1Mais uma resposta de Bildade, o suíta:

“Até quando estarás tu a tentar enganar?
Fala sensatamente, se queres que respondamos!
Aos teus olhos tornámo-nos como animais,
estúpidos e mudos?
Estás só a magoar-te a ti mesmo zangando-te dessa maneira,
irá isso fazer com que as rochas se movam dos seus lugares
e a terra se despovoe?

A verdade é esta: se não prosperas, é porque não és reto;
a chama da tua vida se apagará.
Haverá escuridão nas casas de todos os ímpios.
A passada confiante do malvado se tornará vacilante;
será derrubado pelos seus próprios planos.
Cai na armadilha, conduzido pelo seu próprio pé,
e, trôpego, cairá nas redes à sua volta.
Andará sobre armadilhas;
assaltantes armar-lhe-ão emboscadas.
10 Há uma ratoeira em cada atalho que toma.
11 Tem razões suficientes para andar aterrorizado;
os seus adversários andam cerradamente no seu encalço
12 O seu vigor decai por causa da fome;
a calamidade está pronta a lançar-lhe as garras.
13 Tem a pele carcomida devido à carência de alimentos;
a morte acabará por devorá-lo.
14 Será arrancado ao sossego da sua casa
e será levado até ao rei dos terrores.
15 A sua casa acabará por desaparecer num braseiro de enxofre.
16 As raízes que tinha hão de secar
e os ramos que produzir hão de murchar.
17 Qualquer lembrança da sua existência será banida da Terra;
ninguém mais se lembrará dele.
18 Será posto fora do reino da luz para o das trevas;
será expulso do mundo.
19 Não deixará descendente algum,
nem filhos nem netos nem qualquer outro parente.
20 Do Oriente ao Ocidente, todos pasmarão sobressaltados
perante o seu destino.
21 Assim termina a habitação do ímpio;
sim, é isso que acontece ao que não conhece a Deus!”