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Job 8 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:1 - Then Bildad the Shuhite replied to Job:

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:2 - “How long will you go on like this?
You sound like a blustering wind.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:3 - Does God twist justice?
Does the Almighty twist what is right?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:4 - Your children must have sinned against him,
so their punishment was well deserved.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:5 - But if you pray to God
and seek the favor of the Almighty,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:6 - and if you are pure and live with integrity,
he will surely rise up and restore your happy home.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:7 - And though you started with little,
you will end with much.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:8 - “Just ask the previous generation.
Pay attention to the experience of our ancestors.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:9 - For we were born but yesterday and know nothing.
Our days on earth are as fleeting as a shadow.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:10 - But those who came before us will teach you.
They will teach you the wisdom of old.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:11 - “Can papyrus reeds grow tall without a marsh?
Can marsh grass flourish without water?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:12 - While they are still flowering, not ready to be cut,
they begin to wither more quickly than grass.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:13 - The same happens to all who forget God.
The hopes of the godless evaporate.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:14 - Their confidence hangs by a thread.
They are leaning on a spider’s web.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:15 - They cling to their home for security, but it won’t last.
They try to hold it tight, but it will not endure.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:16 - The godless seem like a lush plant growing in the sunshine,
its branches spreading across the garden.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:17 - Its roots grow down through a pile of stones;
it takes hold on a bed of rocks.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:18 - But when it is uprooted,
it’s as though it never existed!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:19 - That’s the end of its life,
and others spring up from the earth to replace it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:20 - “But look, God will not reject a person of integrity,
nor will he lend a hand to the wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:21 - He will once again fill your mouth with laughter
and your lips with shouts of joy.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:22 - Those who hate you will be clothed with shame,
and the home of the wicked will be destroyed.”

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