World English Bible
Job, Chapter 8

   1: Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,
   2: "How long will you speak these things? Shall the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
   3: Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
   4: If your children have sinned against him, He has delivered them into the hand of their disobedience;
   5: If you want to seek God diligently, Make your supplication to the Almighty.
   6: If you were pure and upright, Surely now he would awaken for you, And make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.
   7: Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would greatly increase.
   8: "Please inquire of past generations, Find out about the learning of their fathers.
   9: (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days on earth are a shadow.)
   10: Shall they not teach you, tell you, And utter words out of their heart?
   11: "Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water?
   12: While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down, It withers before any other reed.
   13: So are the paths of all who forget God. The hope of the godless man shall perish,
   14: Whose confidence shall break apart, Whose trust is a spider's web.
   15: He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand. He shall cling to it, but it shall not endure.
   16: He is green before the sun, His shoots go forth over his garden.
   17: His roots are wrapped around the rock pile, He sees the place of stones.
   18: If he is destroyed from his place, Then it shall deny him, saying, 'I have not seen you.'
   19: Behold, this is the joy of his way: Out of the earth shall others spring.
   20: "Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.
   21: He will still fill your mouth with laughter, Your lips with shouting.
   22: Those who hate you shall be clothed with shame. The tent of the wicked shall be no more."

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