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Job 8 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

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How long will you go on saying these things?

Your words are a blast of wind.

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Does God pervert justice?

Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

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Since your children sinned against him,

he gave them over to their rebellion.

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But if you earnestly seek God

and ask the Almighty for mercy,

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if you are pure and upright,

then he will move even now on your behalf

and restore the home where your righteousness dwells.

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Then, even if your beginnings were modest,

your final days will be full of prosperity.

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For ask the previous generation,

and pay attention to what their fathers discovered,

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since we were born only yesterday and know nothing.

Our days on earth are but a shadow.

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Will they not teach you and tell you

and speak from their understanding?

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Does papyrus grow where there is no marsh?

Do reeds flourish without water?

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While still uncut shoots,

they would dry up quicker than any other plant.

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Such is the destiny[fn] of all who forget God;

the hope of the godless will perish.

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His source of confidence is fragile;[fn]

what he trusts in is a spider’s web.

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He leans on his web, but it doesn’t stand firm.

He grabs it, but it does not hold up.

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He is a well-watered plant in the sunshine;

his shoots spread out over his garden.

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His roots are intertwined around a pile of rocks.

He looks for a home among the stones.

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If he is uprooted[fn] from his place,

it will deny knowing him, saying, “I never saw you.”

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Surely this is the joy of his way of life;

yet others will sprout from the dust.

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Look, God does not reject a person of integrity,

and he will not support[fn] evildoers.

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He will yet fill your mouth with laughter

and your lips with a shout of joy.

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Your enemies will be clothed with shame;

the tent of the wicked will no longer exist.

CSB Footnotes
Lit Such are the ways
Or cut off ; Hb obscure
Or destroyed
Lit grasp the hand of

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