The Meaning of Job 18:6 Explained

Job 18:6

KJV: The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.

YLT: The light hath been dark in his tent, And his lamp over him is extinguished.

Darby: The light shall become dark in his tent, and his lamp over him shall be put out.

ASV: The light shall be dark in his tent, And his lamp above him shall be put out.

What does Job 18:6 Mean?

Context Summary

Job 18:1-21 - "cast Into A Net"
Bildad's second speech reveals how utterly he failed to understand Job's appeal for a divine witness and surety. Such words were snares to him, Job 18:2, r.v. The deep things that pass in a heart which is enduring sorrow are incomprehensible to shallow and narrow souls.
His description of the calamities which befall the wicked is terrible: their extinguished light, Job 18:5-6; their awful distress, Job 18:7-11; their destruction, Job 18:12-17; the horror with which men shall regard their fate, Job 18:18-21. All this was, of course, intended for Job. It was very severe. Even if the worst had been true, his extreme sufferings should have elicited more tenderness from his friends. Only the strong, wise hand of love can assuage the wounds that sin has made. We are indebted to Bildad for the phrase, king of terrors, as applied to death, John 11:25-268. Apart from Christ, it is a significant and appropriate term. Sin has made his monarchy terrible. Yet even he has met his conqueror, 1679456405_6; Hebrews 2:14; 1 Corinthians 15:26.
The ancients had a deep presentiment of the punishments which must overtake sin. Probably we make too little of them. The note of fear has almost died out of modern preaching. In this there is a marked divergence from Baxter's Call to the Unconverted and from Jonathan Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. But the doom of sin can only be terrible, especially for those to whom Calvary has pleaded in vain. A great atonement implies great sin, and this, a great penalty. [source]

Chapter Summary: Job 18

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

What do the individual words in Job 18:6 mean?

The light is dark in his tent and his lamp beside him is put out
א֭וֹר חָשַׁ֣ךְ בְּאָהֳל֑וֹ וְ֝נֵר֗וֹ עָלָ֥יו יִדְעָֽךְ

א֭וֹר  The  light 
Parse: Noun, common singular
Root: אֹור  
Sense: light.
חָשַׁ֣ךְ  is  dark 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Perfect, third person masculine singular
Root: חָשַׁךְ 
Sense: to be or become dark, grow dim, be darkened, be black, be hidden.
בְּאָהֳל֑וֹ  in  his  tent 
Parse: Preposition-b, Noun, masculine singular construct, third person masculine singular
Root: אֹהֶל  
Sense: tent.
וְ֝נֵר֗וֹ  and  his  lamp 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct, third person masculine singular
Root: נִיר 
Sense: lamp.
עָלָ֥יו  beside  him 
Parse: Preposition, third person masculine singular
Root: עַל 
Sense: upon, on the ground of, according to, on account of, on behalf of, concerning, beside, in addition to, together with, beyond, above, over, by, on to, towards, to, against.
יִדְעָֽךְ  is  put  out 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: דָּעַךְ  
Sense: to go out, be extinguished, dry up.

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