Bildad: Job Should Repent

Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

“How long will you speak these things,
And the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?
(A)Does God subvert judgment?
Or does the Almighty pervert justice?
If (B)your sons have sinned against Him,
He has cast them away [a]for their transgression.
(C)If you would earnestly seek God
And make your supplication to the Almighty,
If you were pure and upright,
Surely now He would [b]awake for you,
And prosper your rightful dwelling place.
Though your beginning was small,
Yet your latter end would (D)increase abundantly.

“For(E) inquire, please, of the former age,
And consider the things discovered by their fathers;
For (F)we were born yesterday, and know [c]nothing,
Because our days on earth are a shadow.
10 Will they not teach you and tell you,
And utter words from their heart?

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Footnotes

  1. Job 8:4 Lit. into the hand of their transgression
  2. Job 8:6 arise
  3. Job 8:9 Lit. not

20 Behold, (A)God will not [a]cast away the blameless,
Nor will He uphold the evildoers.
21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughing,
And your lips with [b]rejoicing.
22 Those who hate you will be (B)clothed with shame,
And the dwelling place of the wicked [c]will come to nothing.”

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Footnotes

  1. Job 8:20 reject
  2. Job 8:21 Lit. shouts of joy
  3. Job 8:22 Lit. will not be

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