Job 8

Job 8:1  
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

Job 8:2  
“How long will you speak these things? Shall the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

Job 8:3  
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Job 8:4  
If your children have sinned against him, he has delivered them into the hand of their disobedience.

Job 8:5  
If you want to seek God diligently, make your supplication to the Almighty.

Job 8:6  
If you were pure and upright, surely now he would awaken for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.

Job 8:7  
Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.

Job 8:8  
“Please inquire of past generations. Find out about the learning of their fathers.

Job 8:9  
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow.)

Job 8:10  
Shall they not teach you, tell you, and utter words out of their heart?

Job 8:11  
“Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water?

Job 8:12  
While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down, it withers before any other reed.

Job 8:13  
So are the paths of all who forget God. The hope of the godless man will perish,

Job 8:14  
whose confidence will break apart, whose trust is a spider’s web.

Job 8:15  
He will lean on his house, but it will not stand. He will cling to it, but it will not endure.

Job 8:16  
He is green before the sun. His shoots go out along his garden.

Job 8:17  
His roots are wrapped around the rock pile. He sees the place of stones.

Job 8:18  
If he is destroyed from his place, then it will deny him, saying, ‘I have not seen you.’

Job 8:19  
Behold, this is the joy of his way. Out of the earth, others will spring.

Job 8:20  
“Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.

Job 8:21  
He will still fill your mouth with laughter, your lips with shouting.

Job 8:22  
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame. The tent of the wicked will be no more.”

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