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Job 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Bildad: Job Should Repent
Bildad Says Job Should Repent
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:1 - Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:2 - “How long will you speak these things,
And the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:3 - Does God subvert judgment?
Or does the Almighty pervert justice?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:4 - If your sons have sinned against Him,
He has cast them away for their transgression.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:5 - If you would earnestly seek God
And make your supplication to the Almighty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:6 - If you were pure and upright,
Surely now He would awake for you,
And prosper your rightful dwelling place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:7 - Though your beginning was small,
Yet your latter end would increase abundantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:8 - “For inquire, please, of the former age,
And consider the things discovered by their fathers;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:9 - For we were born yesterday, and know nothing,
Because our days on earth are a shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:10 - Will they not teach you and tell you,
And utter words from their heart?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:11 - “Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh?
Can the reeds flourish without water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:12 - While it is yet green and not cut down,
It withers before any other plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:13 - So are the paths of all who forget God;
And the hope of the hypocrite shall perish,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:14 - Whose confidence shall be cut off,
And whose trust is a spider’s web.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:15 - He leans on his house, but it does not stand.
He holds it fast, but it does not endure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:16 - He grows green in the sun,
And his branches spread out in his garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:17 - His roots wrap around the rock heap,
And look for a place in the stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:18 - If he is destroyed from his place,
Then it will deny him, saying, ‘I have not seen you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:19 - “Behold, this is the joy of His way,
And out of the earth others will grow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:20 - Behold, God will not cast away the blameless,
Nor will He uphold the evildoers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:21 - He will yet fill your mouth with laughing,
And your lips with rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:22 - Those who hate you will be clothed with shame,
And the dwelling place of the wicked will come to nothing.”[fn]
NKJV Footnotes
Literally will not be

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