Job 8
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1Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:1Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
2“How long will you say these things, and the words of your mouth be a great wind?2How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
3Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert the right?3Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
4If your children have sinned against him, he has delivered them into the hand of their transgression.4If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;
5If you will seek God and plead with the Almighty for mercy,5If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
6if you are pure and upright, surely then he will rouse himself for you and restore your rightful habitation.6If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
7And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.7Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
8“For inquire, please, of bygone ages, and consider what the fathers have searched out.8For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:
9For we are but of yesterday and know nothing, for our days on earth are a shadow.9(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
10Will they not teach you and tell you and utter words out of their understanding?10Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
11“Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish where there is no water?11Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?
12While yet in flower and not cut down, they wither before any other plant.12Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.
13Such are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless shall perish.13So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:
14His confidence is severed, and his trust is a spider’s web.14Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.
15He leans against his house, but it does not stand; he lays hold of it, but it does not endure.15He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
16He is a lush plant before the sun, and his shoots spread over his garden.16He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.
17His roots entwine the stone heap; he looks upon a house of stones.17His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.
18If he is destroyed from his place, then it will deny him, saying, ‘I have never seen you.’18If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.
19Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the soil others will spring.19Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.
20“Behold, God will not reject a blameless man, nor take the hand of evildoers.20Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:
21He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.21Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.
22Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more.”22They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.
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