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Job 8

NAS 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered, NIV 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: NAS 2 "How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind? NIV 2 “How long will you say such things? Your words are a blustering wind. NAS 3 "Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right? NIV 3 Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right? NAS 4 "If your sons sinned against Him, Then 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. NAS 5 "If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty, NIV 5 But if you will seek God earnestly and plead with the Almighty, NAS 6 If you are pure and upright, Surely now He would rouse Himself for you And restore your righteous estate. NIV 6 if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state. NAS 7 "Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will increase greatly. NIV 7 Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be. NAS 8 "Please inquire of past generations, And consider the things searched out by their fathers. NIV 8 “Ask the former generation and find out what their ancestors learned, NAS 9 "For we are only of yesterday and know nothing, Because our days on earth are as a shadow. NIV 9 for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow. NAS 10 "Will they not teach you and tell you, And bring forth words from their minds? NIV 10 Will they not instruct you and tell you? Will they not bring forth words from their understanding? NAS 11 "Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? Can the rushes grow without water? NIV 11 Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh? Can reeds thrive without water? NAS 12 "While it is still green and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant. NIV 12 While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass. NAS 13 "So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish, NIV 13 Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless. NAS 14 Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider's web. NIV 14 What they trust in is fragile ; what they rely on is a spider’s web. NAS 15 "He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure. NIV 15 They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold. NAS 16 "He thrives before the sun, And his shoots spread out over his garden. NIV 16 They are like a well-watered plant in the sunshine, spreading its shoots over the garden; NAS 17 "His roots wrap around a rock pile, He grasps a house of stones. NIV 17 it entwines its roots around a pile of rocks and looks for a place among the stones. NAS 18 "If he is removed from his place, Then it will deny him, saying, 'I never saw you.' NIV 18 But when it is torn from its spot, that place disowns it and says, ‘I never saw you.’ NAS 19 "Behold, this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring. NIV 19 Surely its life withers away, and from the soil other plants grow. NAS 20 "Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers. NIV 20 “Surely God does not reject one who is blameless or strengthen the hands of evildoers. NAS 21 "He will yet fill your mouth with laughter And your lips with shouting. NIV 21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. NAS 22 "Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, And the tent of the wicked will be no longer." NIV 22 Your enemies will be clothed in shame, and the tents of the wicked will be no more.”