Job

Job 8 ©

1Bildad sheweth God's justice in dealing with men according to their works: 8he appealeth to antiquity to prove the certain destruction of the hypocrite: 20he applieth the argument of God's just dealing to the case of Job.

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THEN answered aBildad the Shuhite, and said,

a ch. 2.11.
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How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth bbe like a strong wind?

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cDoth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

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If dthy children have sinned eagainst him, and he have cast them away 1for their transgression;

d ch. 1.5,18,19.
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fIf thou wouldest seek unto God *betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;

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gIf thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

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hThough thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

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iFor enquire, jI pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:

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(For kwe are but of yesterday, and know 2nothing, because our days upon earth are la shadow:)

l ch. 14.2.
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Shall not they mteach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

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Can the rush grow up without mire? can the *flag grow without water?

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nWhilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

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So are the opaths of all that forget God; and the phypocrite's hope shall perish:

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Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's 3web.

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He shall qlean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

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rHe is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.

r Ps. 37.35,36; 73.3,4,12. Je. 12.1. ch. 21.7-15.
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His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.

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sIf he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.

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Behold, tthis is the joy of his way, and uout of the earth shall others grow.

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Behold, God vwill not cast away a perfect man, neither will he 4help the evil doers:

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Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with 5rejoicing.

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They that hate thee wshall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall 6come to nought.