Job 8
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1And Bildad the Shuhite answers and says:

2“Until when do you speak these things? And a strong wind—sayings of your mouth?

3Does God pervert judgment? And does the Mighty One pervert justice?

4If your sons have sinned before Him, || And He sends them away, || By the hand of their transgression,

5If you seek for God early, || And make supplication to the Mighty,

6If you [are] pure and upright, || Surely now He wakes for you, || And has completed || The habitation of your righteousness.

7And your beginning has been small, || And your latter end is very great.

8For inquire, please, of a former generation, || And prepare for a search of their fathers,

9For we [are] of yesterday, and we do not know, || For our days [are] a shadow on earth.

10Do they not show you—speak to you, || And from their heart bring forth words?

11Does a rush rise without a marsh? A reed increase without water?

12While it [is] in its budding—uncropped, || Even before any herb it withers.

13So [are] the paths of all forgetting God, || And the hope of the profane perishes,

14Whose confidence is loathsome, || And the house of a spider his trust.

15He leans on his house—and it does not stand, || He takes hold on it—and it does not abide.

16He [is] green before the sun, || And over his garden his branch goes out.

17His roots are wrapped by a heap, || He looks for a house of stones.

18If [one] destroys him from his place, || Then it has feigned concerning him, || I have not seen you!

19Behold, this [is] the joy of His way, || And from the dust others spring up.

20Behold, God does not reject the perfect, || Nor takes hold on the hand of evildoers.

21While He fills your mouth with laughter, || And your lips with shouting,

22Those hating you put on shame, || And the tent of the wicked is not!”

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