The Book of Job (WEB)

8:1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

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

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

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

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

 8:6If you were pure and upright,
      Surely now he would awaken for you,

 And make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.
      8:7Though your beginning was small,

 Yet your latter end would greatly increase.

 8:8"Please inquire of past generations,
      Find out about the learning of their fathers.

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

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

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

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

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

 8:14Whose confidence shall break apart,
      Whose trust is a spider's web.

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

 8:16He is green before the sun,
      His shoots go forth over his garden.

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

 8:18If he is destroyed from his place,
      Then it shall deny him, saying, 'I have not seen you.'

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

  8:20"Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man,
      Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.

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

 8:22Those who hate you shall be clothed with shame.
      The tent of the wicked shall be no more."

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