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Job 8:1
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Bildad

Then Bildad the Shuhite(a) replied:
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Job 8:2
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"How long will you say such things?(b) Your words are a blustering wind.(c)
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Job 8:3
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Does God pervert justice?(d) Does the Almighty pervert what is right?(e)
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Job 8:4
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When your children sinned against him, he gave them over to the penalty of their sin.(f)
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Job 8:5
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But if you will seek God earnestly and plead(g) with the Almighty,(h)
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Job 8:6
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if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf(i) and restore you to your prosperous state.(j)
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Job 8:7
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Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous(k) will your future be.(l)
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Job 8:8
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"Ask the former generation(m) and find out what their ancestors learned,
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Job 8:9
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for we were born only yesterday and know nothing,(n) and our days on earth are but a shadow.(o)
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Job 8:10
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Will they not instruct(p) you and tell you? Will they not bring forth words from their understanding?(q)
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Job 8:11
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Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh?(r) Can reeds(s) thrive without water?
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Job 8:12
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While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass.(t)
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Job 8:13
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Such is the destiny(u) of all who forget God;(v) so perishes the hope of the godless.(w)
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Job 8:14
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What they trust in is fragile[a]; what they rely on is a spider's web.(x)
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Job 8:15
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They lean on the web,(y) but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold.(z)
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Job 8:16
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They are like a well-watered plant in the sunshine, spreading its shoots(aa) over the garden;(ab)
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Job 8:17
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it entwines its roots around a pile of rocks and looks for a place among the stones.
Job 8:18
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But when it is torn from its spot, that place disowns(ac) it and says, ‘I never saw you.'(ad)
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Job 8:19
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Surely its life withers(ae) away, and[b] from the soil other plants grow.(af)
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Job 8:20
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"Surely God does not reject one who is blameless(ag) or strengthen the hands of evildoers.(ah)
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Job 8:21
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He will yet fill your mouth with laughter(ai) and your lips with shouts of joy.(aj)
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Job 8:22
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Your enemies will be clothed in shame,(ak) and the tents(al) of the wicked will be no more."(am)
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