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Job 8

Job 8:1  
Then Bildad the Shuhite made answer and said,

Job 8:2  
How long will you say these things, and how long will the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?

Job 8:3  
Does God give wrong decisions? or is the Ruler of all not upright in his judging?

Job 8:4  
If your children have done evil against him, then their punishment is from his hand.

Job 8:5  
If you will make search for God with care, and put your request before the Ruler of all;

Job 8:6  
If you are clean and upright; then he will certainly be moved to take up your cause, and will make clear your righteousness by building up your house again.

Job 8:7  
And though your start was small, your end will be very great.

Job 8:8  
Put the question now to the past generations, and give attention to what has been searched out by their fathers:

Job 8:9  
(For we are but of yesterday, and have no knowledge, because our days on earth are gone like a shade:)

Job 8:10  
Will they not give you teaching, and say words of wisdom to you?

Job 8:11  
Will the river-plant come up in its pride without wet earth? will the grass get tall without water?

Job 8:12
When it is still green, without being cut down, it becomes dry and dead before any other plant.

Job 8:13  
So is the end of all who do not keep God in mind; and the hope of the evil-doer comes to nothing:

Job 8:14  
Whose support is cut off, and whose hope is no stronger than a spider's thread.

Job 8:15  
He is looking to his family for support, but it is not there; he puts his hope in it, but it comes to nothing.

Job 8:16  
He is full of strength before the sun, and his branches go out over his garden.

Job 8:17  
His roots are twisted round the stones, forcing their way in between them.

Job 8:18  
If he is taken away from his place, then it will say, I have not seen you.

Job 8:19  
Such is the joy of his way, and out of the dust another comes up to take his place.

Job 8:20
Truly, God will not give up him who is without sin, and will not take evil-doers by the hand.

Job 8:21
The time will come when your mouth will be full of laughing, and cries of joy will come from your lips.

Job 8:22  
Your haters will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the sinner will not be seen again.


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