Translation and Transliteration of
Listen to this chapter in Hebrew:
1Then Bildad the Shuhite said in reply:
vai-YA-an bil-DAD ha-SHU-khi va-YO-mer
אוַ֭יַּעַן בִּלְדַּ֥ד הַשֻּׁחִ֗י וַיֹּאמַֽר׃
2How long? Put an end to talk! Consider, and then we shall speak.
ad-a-NAH t'-see-MUN kin-TZEY l'-mi-LEEN ta-VEE-nu v'-a-KHAR n'-da-BER
בעַד־אָ֤נָה ׀ תְּשִׂימ֣וּן קִנְצֵ֣י לְמִלִּ֑ין תָּ֝בִ֗ינוּ וְאַחַ֥ר נְדַבֵּֽר׃
3Why are we thought of as brutes, Regarded by you as stupid?
ma-DU-a nekh-SHAV-nu ka-b'-HE-ma, nit-MEE-nu b'-ay-NAY-khem
גמַ֭דּוּעַ נֶחְשַׁ֣בְנוּ כַבְּהֵמָ֑ה נִ֝טְמִ֗ינוּ בְּעֵינֵיכֶֽם׃
4You who tear yourself to pieces in anger— Will earth's order be disrupted for your sake? Will rocks be dislodged from their place?
to-REF naf-SHO b'-a-PO hal-ma-a-NE-kha tay-A-zav a-RETZ v'-ye-tak-TZUR mi-m'-ko-MO
דטֹרֵ֥ף נַפְשׁ֗וֹ בְּאַ֫פּ֥וֹ הַֽ֭לְמַעַנְךָ תֵּעָ֣זַב אָ֑רֶץ וְיֶעְתַּק־צ֝֗וּר מִמְּקֹמֽוֹ׃
5Indeed, the light of the wicked fails; The flame of his fire does not shine.
gam OR re-sha-EEM yid-AKH, v'-lo yi-GAH she-VEEV ee-SHO
הגַּ֤ם א֣וֹר רְשָׁעִ֣ים יִדְעָ֑ךְ וְלֹא־יִ֝גַּ֗הּ שְׁבִ֣יב אִשּֽׁוֹ׃
6The light in his tent darkens; His lamp fails him.
OR KHA-SHAKH b'-o-ho-LO, v'-NE-ro a-LA-yo yid-AKH
וא֭וֹר חָשַׁ֣ךְ בְּאׇהֳל֑וֹ וְ֝נֵר֗וֹ עָלָ֥יו יִדְעָֽךְ׃
7His iniquitous strides are hobbled; His schemes overthrow him.
ye-tz'-RU tza-a-DAY o-NO v'-tash-li-KHE-hu a-tza-TO
זיֵ֭צְרוּ צַעֲדֵ֣י אוֹנ֑וֹ וְֽתַשְׁלִיכֵ֥הוּ עֲצָתֽוֹ׃
8He is led by his feet into the net; He walks onto the toils.
ki-shu-LAKH b'-RE-shet b'-rag-LA-yav v'-al-s'-va-KHA yit-ha-LAKH
חכִּֽי־שֻׁלַּ֣ח בְּרֶ֣שֶׁת בְּרַגְלָ֑יו וְעַל־שְׂ֝בָכָ֗ה יִתְהַלָּֽךְ׃
9The trap seizes his heel; The noose tightens on him.
yo-CHEZ b'-a-KEV pakh, ya-ha-ZEK a-LAV tza-MEEM.
טיֹאחֵ֣ז בְּעָקֵ֣ב פָּ֑ח יַחֲזֵ֖ק עָלָ֣יו צַמִּֽים׃
10The rope for him lies hidden on the ground; His snare, on the path.
ta-MUN ba-A-retz khav-LO, u-mal-ku-DO-to a-LEI na-TEEV
יטָמ֣וּן בָּאָ֣רֶץ חַבְל֑וֹ וּ֝מַלְכֻּדְתּ֗וֹ עֲלֵ֣י נָתִֽיב׃
11Terrors assault him on all sides And send his feet flying.
sa-VIV bi-a-tu-HU ba-la-HOT ve-he-fi-TZU le-rag-la-YAV
יאסָ֭בִיב בִּעֲתֻ֣הוּ בַלָּה֑וֹת וֶהֱפִיצֻ֥הוּ לְרַגְלָֽיו׃
12His progeny hunger; Disaster awaits his wife.
y'-HI ra-AYV o-NO v'-AYD na-KHON l'-tzal-O
יביְהִֽי־רָעֵ֥ב אֹנ֑וֹ וְ֝אֵ֗יד נָכ֥וֹן לְצַלְעֽוֹ׃
13The tendons under his skin are consumed; Death's first-born consumes his tendons.
yo-KHAL ba-DAY o-RO yo-KHAL ba-da-YAV b'-KHO-ker ma-VET
יגיֹ֭אכַל בַּדֵּ֣י עוֹר֑וֹ יֹאכַ֥ל בַּ֝דָּ֗יו בְּכ֣וֹר מָֽוֶת׃
14He is torn from the safety of his tent; Terror marches him to the king.
yi-NAT-ek me-o-HO-lo mi-v'-ta-KHO, v'-ta-tz'-i-DE-hu l'-ME-lekh ba-la-HOT
ידיִנָּתֵ֣ק מֵ֭אׇהֳלוֹ מִבְטַח֑וֹ וְ֝תַצְעִדֵ֗הוּ לְמֶ֣לֶךְ בַּלָּהֽוֹת׃
15It lodges in his desolate tent; Sulfur is strewn upon his home.
tish-KON b'-o-HO-lo mi-b'-lee-LO, y'-zo-REH al-na-VE-hu gof-REET
טותִּשְׁכּ֣וֹן בְּ֭אׇהֳלוֹ מִבְּלִיל֑וֹ יְזֹרֶ֖ה עַל־נָוֵ֣הוּ גׇפְרִֽית׃
16His roots below dry up, And above, his branches wither.
mi-ta-KHAT sho-RA-sha-YAV yi-BA-shu, u-mi-MA-al yi-MAL k'-tzi-RO
טזמִ֭תַּחַת שׇׁרָשָׁ֣יו יִבָ֑שׁוּ וּ֝מִמַּ֗עַל יִמַּ֥ל קְצִירֽוֹ׃
17All mention of him vanishes from the earth; He has no name abroad.
zikh-RO a-VAD mi-ni-a-RETZ v'-LO-shem LO al p'-NEI-KHUTZ
יזזִֽכְרוֹ־אָ֭בַד מִנִּי־אָ֑רֶץ וְלֹא־שֵׁ֥ם ל֝֗וֹ עַל־פְּנֵי־חֽוּץ׃
18He is thrust from light to darkness, Driven from the world.
ye-h'-de-pu-HU me-OR el-KHO-shekh u-mi-TE-vel ye-ni-du-HU
יחיֶ֭הְדְּפֻהוּ מֵא֣וֹר אֶל־חֹ֑שֶׁךְ וּֽמִתֵּבֵ֥ל יְנִדֻּֽהוּ׃
19He has no seed or breed among his people, No survivor where he once lived.
lo NIN lo v'-lo-NE-khed b'-a-MO, v'-AYN sa-REED b'-m'-gu-RA-yav
יטלֹ֘א נִ֤ין ל֣וֹ וְלֹא־נֶ֣כֶד בְּעַמּ֑וֹ וְאֵ֥ין שָׂ֝רִ֗יד בִּמְגוּרָֽיו׃
20Generations to come will be appalled at his fate, As the previous ones are seized with horror.
al YO-mo na-SHA-mu a-kha-ro-NEEM v'-kad-mo-NEEM A-kha-zu SA-ar
כעַל־י֭וֹמוֹ נָשַׁ֣מּוּ אַחֲרֹנִ֑ים וְ֝קַדְמֹנִ֗ים אָ֣חֲזוּ שָֽׂעַר׃
18:20 Generations to come will be appalled at his fate
In this chapter, Bildad describes the pain and misery that he believes Iyov must endure because he has sinned. He assumes that since Iyov is suffering, he must be evil, and will therefore meet the fate of an evildoer, especially since he refuses to acknowledge his sins and repent. Bildad declares that the devastation will be so overwhelming that “Generations to come will be appalled at his fate.” The idea of future generations being astonished implies complete ruin and devastation. Similarly, in response to the sins of the People of Israel, the Torah writes: “The children who succeed you, and foreigners who come from distant lands” will all be surprised by the complete ruin of the Land of Israel after its destruction (Deuteronomy 29:21). This, too, was caused by a lack of diligence in performing God’s commands, and its reversal requires complete adherence to the word of Hashem.
21“These were the haunts of the wicked; Here was the place of him who knew not Hashem.”
akh-E-leh mish-ke-NOT a-VAL v'-ZEH me-KOM lo-ya-DA-eL.
כאאַךְ־אֵ֭לֶּה מִשְׁכְּנ֣וֹת עַוָּ֑ל וְ֝זֶ֗ה מְק֣וֹם לֹֽא־יָדַֽע־אֵֽל׃