Job 8

Book of Job - Chapter 8

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 shall perish,

Job 8:14

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

Job 8:15

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

Job 8:16

He is green before the sun. His shoots go forth over 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 shall deny him, saying, 'I have not seen you.'

Job 8:19

Behold, this is the joy of his way: out of the earth, others shall 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 shall be clothed with shame. The tent of the wicked shall be no more."