Job 8:8
Good News Translation
Look for a moment at ancient wisdom; consider the truths our ancestors learned.

Contemporary English Version
Our ancestors were wise, so learn from them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For inquire of the former generation, and search diligently into the memory of the fathers:

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For inquire of the former generation, and search diligently into the memory of the fathers:

enquire.

Job 12:12 In the ancient is wisdom, and in length of days prudence.

Job 15:10,18 There are with us also aged and ancient men, much elder than thy fathers. . . .

Job 32:6,7 Then Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, and said: I am younger in days, and you are more ancient, therefore hanging down my head, I was afraid to shew you my opinion. . . .

Deuteronomy 4:32 Ask of the days of old, that have been before thy time from the day that God created man upon the earth, from one end of heaven to the other end thereof, if ever there was done the like thing, or it hath been known at any time,

Deuteronomy 32:7 Remember the days of old, think upon every generation: ask thy father, and he will declare to thee: thy elders and they will tell thee.

Psalm 44:1 Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance, and my God. [1] Unto the end, for the sons of Core, to give understanding.

Psalm 78:3,4 How great things have we heard and known, and our fathers have told us. . . .

Isaiah 38:19 The living, the living, he shall give praise to thee, as I do this day: the father shall make the truth known to the children.

Romans 15:4 For what things soever were written were written for our learning: that, through patience and the comfort of the scriptures, we might have hope.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened to them in figure: and they are written for our correction, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Context
Bildad: Job Should Repent
7In so much, that if thy former things were small thy latter things would be multiplied exceedingly. 8For inquire of the former generation, and search diligently into the memory of the fathers:9(For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant that our days upon earth are but a shadow)…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:32
Ask of the days of old, that have been before thy time from the day that God created man upon the earth, from one end of heaven to the other end thereof, if ever there was done the like thing, or it hath been known at any time,

Deuteronomy 32:7
Remember the days of old, think upon every generation: ask thy father, and he will declare to thee: thy elders and they will tell thee.

2 Chronicles 10:6
He took counsel with the ancients, who had stood before his father Solomon, while he yet lived, saying: What counsel give you to me, that I may answer the people?

Job 15:18
Wise men confess and hide not their fathers.

Job 20:4
This I know from the beginning, since man was placed upon the earth,

Job 32:7
For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom.

Joel 1:2
Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land: did this ever happen in your days, or in the days of your fathers?

Additional Translations
Please inquire of past generations and consider the discoveries of their fathers.For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers:

For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, And apply thyself to that which their fathers have searched out:

For ask of the former generation, and search diligently among the race of our fathers:

For inquire, I pray thee, of the former generation, and attend to the researches of their fathers;

For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and apply thyself to that which their fathers have searched out:

For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:

"Please inquire of past generations. Find out about the learning of their fathers.

For, ask I pray thee of a former generation, And prepare to a search of their fathers,
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