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Job 8

NRS 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered: NIV 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: NRS 2 "How long will you say these things, and the words of your mouth be a great wind? NIV 2 "How long will you say such things? Your words are a blustering wind. NRS 3 Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert the right? NIV 3 Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right? NRS 4 If your children sinned against him, he delivered them into the power of their transgression. NIV 4 When your children sinned against him, he gave them over to the penalty of their sin. NRS 5 If you will seek God and make supplication to the Almighty, NIV 5 But if you will look to God and plead with the Almighty, NRS 6 if you are pure and upright, surely then he will rouse himself for you and restore to you your rightful place. NIV 6 if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your rightful place. NRS 7 Though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great. NIV 7 Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be. NRS 8 "For inquire now of bygone generations, and consider what their ancestors have found; NIV 8 "Ask the former generations and find out what their fathers learned, NRS 9 for we are but of yesterday, and we know nothing, for our days on earth are but a shadow. NIV 9 for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow. NRS 10 Will they not teach you and tell you and utter words out of their understanding? NIV 10 Will they not instruct you and tell you? Will they not bring forth words from their understanding? NRS 11 "Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish where there is no water? NIV 11 Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh? Can reeds thrive without water? NRS 12 While yet in flower and not cut down, they wither before any other plant. NIV 12 While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass. NRS 13 Such are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless shall perish. NIV 13 Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless. NRS 14 Their confidence is gossamer, a spider's house their trust. NIV 14 What he trusts in is fragile; what he relies on is a spider's web. NRS 15 If one leans against its house, it will not stand; if one lays hold of it, it will not endure. NIV 15 He leans on his web, but it gives way; he clings to it, but it does not hold. NRS 16 The wicked thrive before the sun, and their shoots spread over the garden. NIV 16 He is like a well-watered plant in the sunshine, spreading its shoots over the garden; NRS 17 Their roots twine around the stoneheap; they live among the rocks. NIV 17 it entwines its roots around a pile of rocks and looks for a place among the stones. NRS 18 If they are destroyed from their place, then it will deny them, saying, "I have never seen you.' NIV 18 But when it is torn from its spot, that place disowns it and says, 'I never saw you.' NRS 19 See, these are their happy ways, and out of the earth still others will spring. NIV 19 Surely its life withers away, and from the soil other plants grow. NRS 20 "See, God will not reject a blameless person, nor take the hand of evildoers. NIV 20 "Surely God does not reject a blameless man or strengthen the hands of evildoers. NRS 21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouts of joy. NIV 21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. NRS 22 Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more." NIV 22 Your enemies will be clothed in shame, and the tents of the wicked will be no more."