THE BOOK OF
Job 8 ©
Bildad is reprehensive to the words of Job, v. 1, etc. Praises the justice of God, 3. Accuses Job’s children, 4. Promises Job the favor, grace and blessing of God upon his repentance, 5. Demonstrating on the contrary the destruction of the wicked by the experience of times past, 8. He comforts Job, if he were upright, with the promises of God, 20.
THEN answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a 1strong wind?
Dotha God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
If thy children have sinned against him, and 2he have cast them away for their transgression;
Ifb3thou wouldest seek unto God 4betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
If thou wert 5pure and upright; surely now he would awake 6for thee, and 7make the habitation 8of thy righteousness prosperous.
Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end 9should greatly increase.
Forc enquire, I pray thee, of the former 10age, and prepare thyself to the search 11of their fathers:
(Ford12we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a 13shadow:)e
Shall not 14they 15teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words 16out of their heart?
Can the rush 17grow up without mire? can the 18flagf grow without water?
Whilstg it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other 19herb.
20So are the paths of all that forget God; and the 21hypocrite’s hopeh shall perish:
Whose 22hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be 23a spider’s web.
24He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
25He is green 26before the sun, and his branch 27shooteth forth in his garden.
His roots are wrapped about the 28heap, and 29seeth 30the place of stones.
If 31he destroy 32him from 33his place, then it 34shall 35deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.
36Behold, this is the joy 37of his way, and 38out of the earth shall others grow.
Behold, 39God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will 40he help the evil doers:
Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with 41rejoicing.
They 42that hate thee shall be clothed 43with shame; and the 44dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.