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Job 8 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:1 - Then Bildad the Shuhite spoke up and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:2 - "How long will you speak these things, seeing that the words of your mouth are like a great wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:3 - Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:4 - If your children sinned against him, he gave them over to the penalty of their sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:5 - But if you will look to God, and make your supplication to the Almighty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:6 - if you become pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself for you, and will restore your righteous abode.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:7 - Your beginning will seem so small, since your future will flourish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:8 - "For inquire now of the former generation, and pay attention to the findings of their ancestors;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:9 - For we were born yesterday and do not have knowledge, since our days on earth are but a shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:10 - Will they not instruct you and speak to you, and bring forth words from their understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:11 - Can the papyrus plant grow tall where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish without water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:12 - While they are still beginning to flower and not ripe for cutting, they can wither away faster than any grass!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:13 - Such is the destiny of all who forget God; the hope of the godless perishes,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:14 - whose trust is in something futile, whose security is a spider's web.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:15 - He leans against his house but it does not hold up, he takes hold of it but it does not stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:16 - He is a well-watered plant in the sun, its shoots spread over its garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:17 - It wraps its roots around a heap of stones and it looks for a place among stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:18 - If he is uprooted from his place, then that place will disown him, saying, 'I have never seen you!'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:19 - Indeed, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth others spring up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:20 - "Surely, God does not reject a blameless man, nor does he grasp the hand of the evildoers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:21 - He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:22 - Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more."

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