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.”