Bildad Says God Rewards the Good

1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

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    • a 8:1 - Lit "answered and said"
      2 "How long will you say these things, And the 1words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

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      4 "3If your sons sinned against Him, Then He delivered them into the power of their transgression.

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      5 "If you would 4seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,

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        • d 8:5 - Heb "Shaddai"
          6 If you are pure and upright, Surely now 5He would rouse Himself for you And restore your righteous 6estate.

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          7 "Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your 7end will increase greatly.

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          9 "For we are only of yesterday and know nothing, Because 9our days on earth are as a shadow.

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          10 "Will they not teach you and tell you, And bring forth words from their minds?
          11 "Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? Can the rushes grow without water?
          12 "While it is still green and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant.

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            • f 8:12 - Lit "reed"
              13 "So are the paths of 10all who forget God; And the 11hope of the godless will perish,

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              14 Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a 12spider's web.

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              15 "He trusts in his 13house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.

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              16 "He 14thrives before the sun, And his 15shoots spread out over his garden.

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              17 "His roots wrap around a rock pile, He grasps a house of stones.

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                • j 8:17 - Heb "sees"
                  18 "If he is removed from 16his place, Then it will deny him, saying, '17I never saw you.'

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                    • k 8:18 - Lit "swallowed up"
                      19 "Behold, 18this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring.

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                      20 "Lo, 19God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor 20will He support * the evildoers.

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                        • l 8:20 - Lit "strengthen the hand of"
                          21 "He will yet fill 21your mouth with laughter And your lips with shouting.

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                          22 "Those who hate you will be 22clothed with shame, And the 23tent of the wicked will be no longer."

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