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