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Job 8
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Bildad’s First Response to Job

8Then Bildad the Shuhite replied to Job.H6030H1085H7747H559 2"How long will you go on like this? You sound like a blustering wind.H575H5704H4448H561H6310H3524H7307 3Does God twist justice? Does the Almighty twist what is right?H410H5791H4941H7706H5791H6664 4Your children must have sinned against him, so their punishment was well deserved.H1121H2398H7971H3027H6588 5But if you pray to God and seek the favor of the Almighty,H7836H410H7836H2603H7706 6and if you are pure and live with integrity, he will surely rise up and restore your happy home.H2134H3477H5782H5116H6664H7999 7And though you started with little, you will end with much.H7225H4705H319H3966H7685 8"Just ask the previous generation. Pay attention to the experience of our ancestors.H7592H7223H7223H1755H3559H2714H1 9For we were born but yesterday and know nothing. Our days on earth are as fleeting as a shadow.H8543H3045H3117H776H6738 10But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you the wisdom of old.H3384H559H3318H4405H3820 11"Can papyrus reeds grow tall without a marsh? Can marsh grass flourish without water?H1573H1342H1207H7685H260H7685H1097H4325 12While they are still flowering, not ready to be cut, they begin to wither more quickly than grass.H3H6998H3001H6440H2682 13The same happens to all who forget God. The hopes of the godless evaporate.H734H7911H410H2611H8615H6 14Their confidence hangs by a thread. They are leaning on a spider's web.H3689H6990H4009H5908H1004 15They cling to their home for security, but it won't last. They try to hold it tight, but it will not endure.H8172H1004H5975H2388H6965 16The godless seem like a lush plant growing in the sunshine, its branches spreading across the garden.H7373H6440H8121H3127H3318H1593 17Its roots grow down through a pile of stones; it takes hold on a bed of rocks.H8328H5440H1530H2372H1004H68 18But when it is uprooted, it's as though it never existed!H1104H4725H3584H7200 19That's the end of its life, and others spring up from the earth to replace it.H4885H1870H6083H312H6779 20"But look, God will not reject a person of integrity, nor will he lend a hand to the wicked.H410H3988H8535H2388H3027H7489 21He will once again fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.H4390H6310H7814H8193H8643 22Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the home of the wicked will be destroyed."H8130H3847H1322H168H7563H369


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