Job 8 (asv)
8:2How long wilt thou speak these things?
And how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a mighty wind?
8:4If thy children have sinned against him,
8:5If thou wouldest seek diligently unto God,
8:6If thou wert pure and upright:
Surely now he would awake for thee,
And make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
8:7And though thy beginning was small,
Yet thy latter end would greatly increase.
8:8For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age,
And apply thyself to that which their fathers have searched out:
8:9(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing,
Because our days upon earth are a shadow);
8:10Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee,
And utter words out of their heart? \\ \\
8:11Can the rush grow up without mire?
Can the flag grow without water?
8:12Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down,
It withereth before any other herb.
8:13So are the paths of all that forget God;
8:14Whose confidence shall break in sunder,
And whose trust is a spider's web.
He shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.
8:16He is green before the sun,
And his shoots go forth over his garden.
8:17His roots are wrapped about the stone -heap,
He beholdeth the place of stones.
8:18If he be destroyed from his place,
Then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.
And out of the earth shall others spring.
Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.
8:21He will yet fill thy mouth with laughter,
And thy lips with shouting.
8:22They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame;
And the tent of the wicked shall be no more.