Job 8 CSB

Bildad Speaks

1 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

References for Job 8:1

      2 How long will you go on saying these things? Your words are a blast of wind.
      3 Does God pervert justice?a Does the Almighty pervert what is right?b

      References for Job 8:3

        • a 8:3 - Jb 34:12
        • b 8:3 - Gn 18:25; Rm 3:5
          4 Since your children sinned against Him, He gave them over to their rebellion.c

          References for Job 8:4

            • c 8:4 - Jb 1:5,19
              5 But if you earnestly seekd God and ask the Almighty for mercy,e

              References for Job 8:5

                • d 8:5 - Ps 63:1; 78:34; Isa 26:9
                • e 8:5 - Jb 5:8; 9:15
                  6 if you are pure and upright, then He will move even now on your behalf and restore the home where your righteousness dwells.f

                  References for Job 8:6

                    • f 8:6 - Jb 22:23; 33:26; 42:10,12
                      7 Then, even if your beginnings were modest, your final days will be full of prosperity.g

                      References for Job 8:7

                        • g 8:7 - Jb 36:11; 42:10,12; Ps 25:13
                          8 For ask the previous generation, and pay attention to what their fathers discovered,h

                          References for Job 8:8

                            • h 8:8 - Dt 32:7
                              9 since we were [born only] yesterday and know nothing. Our days on earth are but a shadow.i

                              References for Job 8:9

                                • i 8:9 - 1 Ch 29:15
                                  10 Will they not teach you and tell you and speak from their understanding?
                                  11 Does papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Do reeds flourish without water?
                                  12 While still uncut shoots, they would dry up quicker than any [other] plant.
                                  13 Such is the destinyj of all who forget God; the hope of the godless will perish.k

                                  References for Job 8:13

                                    • j 8:13 - Lit Such are the ways
                                    • k 8:13 - Jb 13:16; 20:5-7; Ps 1:4; 9:17
                                      14 His source of confidence is fragile;l what he trusts in is a spider's web.m

                                      References for Job 8:14

                                        • l 8:14 - Or cut off; Hb obscure
                                        • m 8:14 - Jb 27:18; Isa 59:5
                                          15 He leans on his web, but it doesn't stand firm. He grabs it, but it does not hold up.n

                                          References for Job 8:15

                                            • n 8:15 - Isa 36:6; Mt 7:26-27
                                              16 He is an amply watered plant in the sunshine; his shoots spread out over his garden.
                                              17 His roots are intertwined around a pile of rocks. He looks for a home among the stones.
                                              18 If he is uprootedo from his place, it will deny [knowing] him, saying, "I never saw you."p

                                              References for Job 8:18

                                                • o 8:18 - Lit swallowed
                                                • p 8:18 - Jb 7:8; Ps 37:36; Mt 7:23
                                                  19 Surely this is the joy of his way of life; yet others will sprout from the dust.
                                                  20 Look, God does not reject a person of integrity, and He will not support evildoers.q

                                                  References for Job 8:20

                                                    • q 8:20 - Jb 36:6; Gn 18:25
                                                      21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with a shout of joy.r

                                                      References for Job 8:21

                                                        • r 8:21 - Ps 27:6; 47:5; 98:4
                                                          22 Your enemies will be clothed with shame;s the tent of the wicked will exist no longer.t

                                                          References for Job 8:22

                                                            • s 8:22 - Ps 44:7; 132:18
                                                            • t 8:22 - Jb 18:14,21; Ps 52:5; Pr 14:11