Job 8 NAS

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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      3 "Does 2God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

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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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            • e 8:6 - Lit "place"
              7 "Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your 7end will increase greatly.

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              8 "Please 8inquire of past generations, And consider the things searched out by their fathers.

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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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                    • h 8:15 - Lit "leans on"
                      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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