Job Chapter Eight

1: Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

2: How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

3: Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

4: If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;

5: If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;

6: If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

7: :Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

8: For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:

9: (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)

10: Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

11: Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?

12: Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

13: So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite’s hope shall perish:

14: Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider’s web.

15: He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

16: He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.

17: His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.

18: If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.

19: Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

20: Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

21: Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.

22: They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.