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Job 8 (asv)

Job 8 (asv)

8:1Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

8:2How long wilt thou speak these things?

And how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a mighty wind?

8:3Doth God pervert justice?

Or doth the Almighty pervert righteousness?

8:4If thy children have sinned against him,

And he hath delivered them into the hand of their transgression;

8:5If thou wouldest seek diligently unto God,

And make thy supplication to the Almighty;

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;

And the hope of the godless man shall perish:

8:14Whose confidence shall break in sunder,

And whose trust is a spider's web.

8:15He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand:

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.

8:19Behold, this is the joy of his way;

And out of the earth shall others spring.

8:20Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man,

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.


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