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World English Bible

Job 8 (WEBP)

[1] Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,
[2] “How long will you speak these things? Shall the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
[3] Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
[4] If your children have sinned against him, he has delivered them into the hand of their disobedience.
[5] If you want to seek God diligently, make your supplication to the Almighty.
[6] If you were pure and upright, surely now he would awaken for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.
[7] Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.
[8] “Please inquire of past generations. Find out about the learning of their fathers.
[9] (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow.)
[10] Shall they not teach you, tell you, and utter words out of their heart?
[11] “Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water?
[12] While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down, it withers before any other reed.
[13] So are the paths of all who forget God. The hope of the godless man will perish,
[14] whose confidence will break apart, whose trust is a spider’s web.
[15] He will lean on his house, but it will not stand. He will cling to it, but it will not endure.
[16] He is green before the sun. His shoots go out along his garden.
[17] His roots are wrapped around the rock pile. He sees the place of stones.
[18] If he is destroyed from his place, then it will deny him, saying, ‘I have not seen you.’
[19] Behold, this is the joy of his way. Out of the earth, others will spring.
[20] “Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.
[21] He will still fill your mouth with laughter, your lips with shouting.
[22] Those who hate you will be clothed with shame. The tent of the wicked will be no more.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 8 (KJVS)

[1] Then answered H6030 (8799) Bildad H1085 the Shuhite H7747, and said H559 (8799),
[2] How H575 long H5704 wilt thou speak H4448 (8762) these [things]? and [how long shall] the words H561 of thy mouth H6310 [be like] a strong H3524 wind H7307?
[3] Doth God H410 pervert H5791 (8762) judgment H4941? or doth the Almighty H7706 pervert H5791 (8762) justice H6664?
[4] If thy children H1121 have sinned H2398 (8804) against him, and he have cast them away H7971 (8762) for H3027 their transgression H6588;
[5] If thou wouldest seek H7836 unto God H410 betimes H7836 (8762), and make thy supplication H2603 (8691) to the Almighty H7706;
[6] If thou [wert] pure H2134 and upright H3477; surely now he would awake H5782 (8686) for thee, and make the habitation H5116 of thy righteousness H6664 prosperous H7999 (8765).
[7] Though thy beginning H7225 was small H4705, yet thy latter end H319 should greatly H3966 increase H7685 (8799).
[8] For enquire H7592 (8798), I pray thee, of the former H7223 (8675) H7223 age H1755, and prepare H3559 (8786) thyself to the search H2714 of their fathers H1:
[9] (For we [are but of] yesterday H8543, and know H3045 (8799) nothing, because our days H3117 upon earth H776 [are] a shadow H6738:)
[10] Shall not they teach H3384 (8686) thee, [and] tell H559 (8799) thee, and utter H3318 (8686) words H4405 out of their heart H3820?
[11] Can the rush H1573 grow up H1342 (8799) without mire H1207? can H7685 the flag H260 grow H7685 (8799) without H1097 water H4325?
[12] Whilst it [is] yet in his greenness H3, [and] not cut down H6998 (8735), it withereth H3001 (8799) before H6440 any [other] herb H2682.
[13] So [are] the paths H734 of all that forget H7911 (8802) God H410; and the hypocrite’s H2611 hope H8615 shall perish H6 (8799):
[14] Whose hope H3689 shall be cut off H6990 (8799), and whose trust H4009 [shall be] a spider’s H5908 web H1004.
[15] He shall lean H8172 (8735) upon his house H1004, but it shall not stand H5975 (8799): he shall hold H2388 (8686) it fast, but it shall not endure H6965 (8799).
[16] He [is] green H7373 before H6440 the sun H8121, and his branch H3127 shooteth forth H3318 (8799) in his garden H1593.
[17] His roots H8328 are wrapped about H5440 (8792) the heap H1530, [and] seeth H2372 (8799) the place H1004 of stones H68.
[18] If he destroy H1104 (8762) him from his place H4725, then [it] shall deny H3584 (8765) him, [saying], I have not seen H7200 (8804) thee.
[19] Behold, this [is] the joy H4885 of his way H1870, and out of the earth H6083 shall others H312 grow H6779 (8799).
[20] Behold, God H410 will not cast away H3988 (8799) a perfect H8535 [man], neither will he help H2388 (8686) H3027 the evil doers H7489 (8688):
[21] Till he fill H4390 (8762) thy mouth H6310 with laughing H7814, and thy lips H8193 with rejoicing H8643.
[22] They that hate H8130 (8802) thee shall be clothed H3847 (8799) with shame H1322; and the dwelling H168 place of the wicked H7563 shall come to nought H369.

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 8 (YLT)

[1] And Bildad the Shuhite answereth and saith:-
[2] Till when dost thou speak these things? And a strong wind-sayings of thy mouth?
[3] Doth God pervert judgment? And doth the Mighty One pervert justice?
[4] If thy sons have sinned before Him, And He doth send them away, By the hand of their transgression,
[5] If thou dost seek early unto God, And unto the Mighty makest supplication,
[6] If pure and upright thou art, Surely now He waketh for thee, And hath completed The habitation of thy righteousness.
[7] And thy beginning hath been small, And thy latter end is very great.
[8] For, ask I pray thee of a former generation, And prepare to a search of their fathers,
[9] (For of yesterday we are, and we know not, For a shadow are our days on earth.)
[10] Do they not shew thee-speak to thee, And from their heart bring forth words?
[11] ‘Doth a rush wise without mire? A reed increase without water?
[12] While it is in its budding-uncropped, Even before any herb it withereth.
[13] So are the paths of all forgetting God, And the hope of the profane doth perish,
[14] Whose confidence is loathsome, And the house of a spider his trust.
[15] He leaneth on his house-and it standeth not: He taketh hold on it-and it abideth not.
[16] Green he is before the sun, And over his garden his branch goeth out.
[17] By a heap his roots are wrapped, A house of stones he looketh for.
[18] If one doth destroy him from his place, Then it hath feigned concerning him, I have not seen thee!
[19] Lo, this is the joy of his way, And from the dust others spring up.’
[20] Lo, God doth not reject the perfect, Nor taketh hold on the hand of evil doers.
[21] While he filleth with laughter thy mouth, And thy lips with shouting,
[22] Those hating thee do put on shame, And the tent of the wicked is not!