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Job 8


Bildad Says God Rewards the Good

Job 8:1   Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,
Job 8:2   "How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
Job 8:3   "Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?
Job 8:4   "If your sons sinned against Him, Then He delivered them into the power of their transgression.
Job 8:5   "If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,
Job 8:6   If you are pure and upright, Surely now He would rouse Himself for you And restore your righteous estate.
Job 8:7   "Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will increase greatly.
Job 8:8   "Please inquire of past generations, And consider the things searched out by their fathers.
Job 8:9   "For we are only of yesterday and know nothing, Because our days on earth are as a shadow.
Job 8:10   "Will they not teach you and tell you, And bring forth words from their minds?
Job 8:11   "Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? Can the rushes grow without water?
Job 8:12   "While it is still green and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant.
Job 8:13   "So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish,
Job 8:14   Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider's web.
Job 8:15   "He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.
Job 8:16   "He thrives before the sun, And his shoots spread out over his garden.
Job 8:17   "His roots wrap around a rock pile, He grasps a house of stones.
Job 8:18   "If he is removed from his place, Then it will deny him, saying, 'I never saw you.'
Job 8:19   "Behold, this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring.
Job 8:20   "Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.
Job 8:21   "He will yet fill your mouth with laughter And your lips with shouting.
Job 8:22   "Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, And the tent of the wicked will be no longer."
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