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Job 8

GNT 1 Are you finally through with your windy speech? NIV 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: GNT 2 NIV 2 “How long will you say such things? Your words are a blustering wind. GNT 3 God never twists justice; he never fails to do what is right. NIV 3 Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right? GNT 4 Your children must have sinned against God, and so he punished them as they deserved. NIV 4 When your children sinned against him, he gave them over to the penalty of their sin. GNT 5 But turn now and plead with Almighty God; NIV 5 But if you will seek God earnestly and plead with the Almighty, GNT 6 if you are so honest and pure, then God will come and help you and restore your household as your reward. NIV 6 if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state. GNT 7 All the wealth you lost will be nothing compared with what God will give you then. NIV 7 Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be. GNT 8 Look for a moment at ancient wisdom; consider the truths our ancestors learned. NIV 8 “Ask the former generation and find out what their ancestors learned, GNT 9 Our life is short, we know nothing at all; we pass like shadows across the earth. NIV 9 for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow. GNT 10 But let the ancient wise people teach you; listen to what they had to say: NIV 10 Will they not instruct you and tell you? Will they not bring forth words from their understanding? GNT 11 "Reeds can't grow where there is no water; they are never found outside a swamp. NIV 11 Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh? Can reeds thrive without water? GNT 12 If the water dries up, they are the first to wither, while still too small to be cut and used. NIV 12 While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass. GNT 13 Godless people are like those reeds; their hope is gone, once God is forgotten. NIV 13 Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless. GNT 14 They trust a thread - a spider's web. NIV 14 What they trust in is fragile ; what they rely on is a spider’s web. GNT 15 If they lean on a web, will it hold them up? If they grab for a thread, will it help them stand?" NIV 15 They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold. GNT 16 Evil people sprout like weeds in the sun, like weeds that spread all through the garden. NIV 16 They are like a well-watered plant in the sunshine, spreading its shoots over the garden; GNT 17 Their roots wrap around the stones and hold fast to every rock. NIV 17 it entwines its roots around a pile of rocks and looks for a place among the stones. GNT 18 But then pull them up - no one will ever know they were there. NIV 18 But when it is torn from its spot, that place disowns it and says, ‘I never saw you.’ GNT 19 Yes, that's all the joy evil people have; others now come and take their places. NIV 19 Surely its life withers away, and from the soil other plants grow. GNT 20 But God will never abandon the faithful or ever give help to evil people. NIV 20 “Surely God does not reject one who is blameless or strengthen the hands of evildoers. GNT 21 He will let you laugh and shout again, NIV 21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. GNT 22 but he will bring disgrace on those who hate you, and the homes of the wicked will vanish. NIV 22 Your enemies will be clothed in shame, and the tents of the wicked will be no more.”

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