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 mighty wind?
8:3 Doth God pervert justice? Or doth the Almighty pervert righteousness?
8:4 If thy children have sinned against him, And he hath delivered them into the hand of their transgression;
8:5 If thou wouldest seek diligently unto God, 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 prosperous.
8:7 And though thy beginning was small, Yet thy latter end would greatly increase.
8:8 For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, And apply thyself to that which their fathers have searched out:
8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow);
8:10 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, And utter words out of their heart?
8:11 Can the rush grow up without mire? Can the flag grow without water?
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 hope of the godless man shall perish:
8:14 Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider's web.
8:15 He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: He shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.
8:16 He is green before the sun, And his shoots go forth over his garden.
8:17 His roots are wrapped about the `stone' -heap, He beholdeth the place of stones.
8:18 If he be destroyed 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 spring.
8:20 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.
8:21 He will yet fill thy mouth with laughter, And thy lips with shouting.
8:22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; And the tent of the wicked shall be no more.