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Job 8 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:1 - Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:2 - “How long will you say such things? Your words are a blustering wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:3 - Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:4 - When your children sinned against him, he gave them over to the penalty of their sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:5 - But if you will seek God earnestly and plead with the Almighty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:6 - if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:7 - Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:8 - “Ask the former generation and find out what their ancestors learned,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:9 - for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:10 - Will they not instruct you and tell you? Will they not bring forth words from their understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:11 - Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh? Can reeds thrive without water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:12 - While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:13 - Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:14 - What they trust in is fragile[fn]; what they rely on is a spider’s web.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:15 - They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:16 - They are like a well-watered plant in the sunshine, spreading its shoots over the garden;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:17 - it entwines its roots around a pile of rocks and looks for a place among the stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:18 - But when it is torn from its spot, that place disowns it and says, ‘I never saw you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:19 - Surely its life withers away, and[fn] from the soil other plants grow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:20 - “Surely God does not reject one who is blameless or strengthen the hands of evildoers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:21 - He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:22 - Your enemies will be clothed in shame, and the tents of the wicked will be no more.”
NIV Footnotes
The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
Or Surely all the joy it has / is that

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