Book of Job



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Book of Job: Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

Next Bildad speaks. He asks Job how long he’s going to keep talking—does he think they’re stupid? The wicked don’t thrive, and they fall into their own traps. The wicked are consumed by disease, their homes are destroyed, and they have no offspring to remember them. Surely this is what happens to the ungodly and to those who don’t know God.
In his second speech, Bildad reiterates his claims from his first speech about the fate of the wicked, sounding increasingly frustrated with Job. His implication, clearly, is that Job is one of the wicked and ungodly people, whose lives and legacies are destroyed.
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