8:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
8:2 How long wilt thou speak these [things]? and [how long
shall] the words of thy mouth [be like] a strong wind?
8:3 Doth God pervert judgment; or doth the Almighty pervert
8:4 If thy children have sinned against him, and he hath cast
them away for their transgression;
8:5 If thou wouldst seek to God betimes, and make thy
supplication to the Almighty;
8:6 If thou [wert] pure and upright; surely now he would awake
for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness
8:7 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end would
8:8 For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare
thyself to the search of their fathers:
8:9 (For we [are but of] yesterday, and know nothing, because
our days upon earth [are] a shadow:)
8:10 Will they not teach thee, [and] tell thee, and utter words
out of their heart?
8:11 Can the rush grow without mire? can the flag grow without
8:12 Whilst it [is] yet in its greenness, [and] not cut down, it
withereth before any [other] herb.
8:13 So [are] the paths of all that forget God; and the
hypocrite's hope shall perish:
8:14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust [shall be] a
8:15 He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he
shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
8:16 He [is] green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth
in his garden.
8:17 His roots are wrapped about the heap, [and] seeth the place
8:18 If he shall destroy him from his place, then [it] shall
deny him, [saying], I have not seen thee.
8:19 Behold, this [is] the joy of his way, and out of the earth
shall others grow.
8:20 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect [man], neither
will he help the evil doers:
8:21 Till he shall fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips
8:22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the
dwelling place of the wicked shall come to naught.