1: And Bildad the Shuhite answereth and saith: -- 2: Till when dost thou speak these things? And a strong wind -- sayings of thy mouth? 3: Doth God pervert judgment? And doth the Mighty One pervert justice? 4: If thy sons have sinned before Him, And He doth send them away, By the hand of their transgression, 5: If thou dost seek early unto God, And unto the Mighty makest supplication, 6: If pure and upright thou [art], Surely now He waketh for thee, And hath completed The habitation of thy righteousness. 7: And thy beginning hath been small, And thy latter end is very great. 8: For, ask I pray thee of a former generation, And prepare to a search of their fathers, 9: (For of yesterday we [are], and we know not, For a shadow [are] our days on earth.) 10: Do they not shew thee -- speak to thee, And from their heart bring forth words? 11: 'Doth a rush wise without mire? A reed increase without water? 12: While it [is] in its budding -- uncropt, Even before any herb it withereth. 13: So [are] the paths of all forgetting God, And the hope of the profane doth perish, 14: Whose confidence is loathsome, And the house of a spider his trust. 15: He leaneth on his house -- and it standeth not: He taketh hold on it -- and it abideth not. 16: Green he [is] before the sun, And over his garden his branch goeth out. 17: By a heap his roots are wrapped, A house of stones he looketh for. 18: If [one] doth destroy him from his place, Then it hath feigned concerning him, I have not seen thee! 19: Lo, this [is] the joy of his way, And from the dust others spring up.' 20: Lo, God doth not reject the perfect, Nor taketh hold on the hand of evil doers. 21: While he filleth with laughter thy mouth, And thy lips with shouting, 22: Those hating thee do put on shame, And the tent of the wicked is not!