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Job 18

 

 

Introduction
1Bildad reproves Job for presumption and impatience.
5The calamities of the wicked.

Verse 1
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
Bildad
2:11; 8:1; 25:1; 42:7-9

Verse 2
How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.
How long
8:2; 11:2; 13:5,6; 16:2,3
mark
3:5,6,17; 21:2; 33:1; Proverbs 18:13; James 1:19

Verse 3
Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?
Wherefore
12:7,8; 17:4,10; Psalms 73:22; Ecclesiastes 3:18; Romans 12:10

Verse 4
He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
teareth
5:2; 13:14; 16:9; Jonah 4:9; Mark 9:18; Luke 9:39
himself
Heb. his soul. shall the.
40:8; Ezekiel 9:9
the rock
14:18; Isaiah 54:10; Matthew 24:35

Verse 5
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
the light
20:5; Proverbs 4:19; 13:9; 20:20; 24:20
spark
Isaiah 50:11

Verse 6
The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
candle
or, lamp.
21:17; Psalms 18:28; Revelation 18:23

Verse 7
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
steps
20:22; 36:16; Psalms 18:36; Proverbs 4:12
his own
5:12,13; 2 Samuel 15:31; 17:14; Psalms 33:10; Proverbs 1:30-32; Hosea 10:6; 1 Corinthians 3:19

Verse 8
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.
he is cast
22:10; Esther 3:9; 6:13; 7:5,10; Psalms 9:15; 35:8; Proverbs 5:22; 29:6; Ezekiel 32:3; 1 Timothy 3:7; 6:9; 2 Timothy 2:26

Verse 9
The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.
The gin
Isaiah 8:14,15
robber
1:15,17; 5:5

Verse 10
The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
snare
Psalms 11:6; Ezekiel 12:13; Romans 11:9
laid
Heb. hidden.

Verse 11
Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
Terrors
6:4; 15:21; 20:25; Psalms 73:19; Jeremiah 6:25; 20:3,4; 46:5; 49:29; 2 Corinthians 5:11; Revelation 6:15,16
drive him
Heb. scatter him. to his feet.
Leviticus 26:36; 2 Kings 7:6,7; Psalms 53:5; Proverbs 28:1

Verse 12
His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.
hunger-bitten
15:23,24; 1 Samuel 2:5,36; Psalms 34:10; 109:10
destruction
Psalms 7:12-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; 2 Peter 2:3

Verse 13
It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
strength
Heb. bars.
17:16; Jonah 2:6
the firstborn
Genesis 49:3; Isaiah 14:30; Revelation 6:8

Verse 14
His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.
confidence
8:14; 11:20; Psalms 112:10; Proverbs 10:28; Matthew 7:26,27
the king
24:17; 41:34; Psalms 55:4; Proverbs 14:32; 1 Corinthians 15:55,56; Hebrews 2:15

Verse 15
It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
dwell
12,13; Zechariah 5:4
because
20:18-21; 31:38,39; Jeremiah 22:13; Habakkuk 2:6-11
brimstone
Genesis 19:24; Deuteronomy 29:23; Psalms 11:6; Isaiah 34:9,10; Revelation 19:20; 21:8

Verse 16
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.
roots
29:19; Isaiah 5:24; Hosea 9:16; Amos 2:9; Malachi 4:1
shall his branch
5:3,4; 15:30

Verse 17
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
13:12; Psalms 34:16; 83:4; 109:13; Proverbs 2:22; 10:7

Verse 18
He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
He shall be driven
Heb. They shall drive him.
3:20; 10:22; 11:14; Isaiah 8:21,22; Jude 1:13
chased
20:8; Proverbs 14:32; Isaiah 17:13,14; Daniel 4:33; 5:21

Verse 19
He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
neither
1:19; 8:4; 42:13-16; Psalms 109:13; Isaiah 14:21,22; Jeremiah 22:30
nor any
20:26-28; Isaiah 5:8,9

Verse 20
They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.
astonied
Deuteronomy 29:23,24; 1 Kings 9:8; Jeremiah 18:16
his day
Psalms 37:13; 137:7; Ezekiel 21:25; Obadiah 1:11-15; Luke 19:42,44
went
or, lived with him. were affrighted. Heb. laid hold on horror.
2:12,13; 19:13-19

Verse 21
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.
such are
knoweth
21:14; Exodus 5:2; Judges 2:10; 1 Samuel 2:12; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 79:6; Jeremiah 9:3; 10:25; Romans 1:28; 1 Thessalonians 4:5; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Titus 1:16

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 18:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-18.html.

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