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Job 8 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Bildad Says God Rewards the Good

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:1 - Then Bildad the Shuhite [fn]answered,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:2 - “How long will you say these things,
And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:3 - “Does God pervert justice?
Or does [fn]the Almighty pervert what is right?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:4 - “If your sons sinned against Him,
Then He delivered them into the [fn]power of their transgression.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:5 - “If you would seek God
And implore the compassion of [fn]the Almighty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:6 - If you are pure and upright,
Surely now He would rouse Himself for you
And restore your righteous [fn]estate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:7 - “Though your beginning was insignificant,
Yet your end will increase greatly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:8 - “Please inquire of past generations,
And consider the things searched out by their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:9 - “For we are only of yesterday and know nothing,
Because our days on earth are as a shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:10 - “Will they not teach you and tell you,
And bring forth words from their minds?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:11 - “Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh?
Can the rushes grow without water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:12 - “While it is still green and not cut down,
Yet it withers before any other [fn]plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:13 - “So are the paths of all who forget God;
And the hope of the godless will perish,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:14 - Whose confidence is fragile,
And whose trust a spider’s [fn]web.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:15 - “He [fn]trusts in his house, but it does not stand;
He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:16 - “He [fn]thrives before the sun,
And his shoots spread out over his garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:17 - “His roots wrap around a rock pile,
He [fn]grasps a house of stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:18 - “If he is [fn]removed from his place,
Then it will deny him, saying, ‘I never saw you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:19 - “Behold, this is the joy of His way;
And out of the dust others will spring.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:20 - “Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity,
Nor will He [fn]support the evildoers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:21 - “He will yet fill your mouth with laughter
And your lips with shouting.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:22 - “Those who hate you will be clothed with shame,
And the tent of the wicked will be no longer.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: answered and said
Hebrew: Shaddai
Literally: hand
Hebrew: Shaddai
Literally: place
Literally: reed
Literally: house
Literally: leans on
Literally: is lush
Hebrew: sees
Literally: swallowed up
Literally: strengthen the hand of

New American Standard Bible 1995
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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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