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And the innocent stirreth up himself against the godless.
9Yet the righteous holdeth on his way,
And he that hath clean hands waxeth stronger and stronger.
10But as for you all, do ye return, and come now;
And I shall not find a wise man among you.
11My days are past, my purposes are broken off,
Even the thoughts of my heart.
12They change the night into day;
The light is short because of darkness.
13If I look for the nether-world as my house;
If I have spread my couch in the darkness;
14If I have said to corruption: 'Thou art my father',
To the worm: 'Thou art my mother, and my sister';
15Where then is my hope?
And as for my hope, who shall see it?
16They shall go down to the bars of the nether-world,
When we are at rest together in the dust.

18 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said:

2How long will ye lay snares for words?
Consider, and afterwards we will speak.
3Wherefore are we counted as beasts,
And reputed dull in your sight?
4Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger,
Shall the earth be forsaken for thee?
Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?
5Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out,
And the spark of his fire shall not shine.
6The light shall be dark in his tent,
And his lamp over him shall be put out.
7The steps of his strength shall be straitened,
And his own counsel shall cast him down.
8For he is cast into a net by his own feet,
And he walketh upon the toils.
9A gin shall take him by the heel,
And a snare shall lay hold on him.
10A noose is hid for him in the ground,
And a trap for him in the way.
11Terrors shall overwhelm him on every side,
And shall entrap him at his feet.
12His trouble shall be ravenous,
And calamity shall be ready for his fall.
13It shall devour the members of his body,
Yea, the first-born of death shall devour his members.
14That wherein he trusteth shall be plucked out of his tent;
And he shall be brought to the king of terrors.
15There shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his;
Brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
16His roots shall dry up beneath,
And above shall his branch wither.
17His remembrance shall perish from the earth,
And he shall have no name abroad.
18He shall be driven from light into darkness,
And chased out of the world.
19He shall have neither son nor son's son among his people,
Nor any remaining in his dwellings.
20They that come after shall be astonished at his day,