8 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:
And the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?
3 aDoes God subvert judgment?
Or does the Almighty pervert justice?
4 If byour sons have sinned against Him,
He has cast them away 1for their transgression.
5 cIf you would earnestly seek God
And make your supplication to the Almighty,
Surely now He would 2awake for you,
And prosper your rightful dwelling place.
Yet your latter end would dincrease abundantly.
8 “For einquire, please, of the former age,
And consider the things discovered by their fathers;
Because our days on earth are a shadow.
And utter words from their heart?
Can the reeds flourish without water?
12 gWhile it is yet green and not cut down,
It withers before any other plant.
13 So are the paths of all who hforget God;
And the hope of the ihypocrite shall perish,
And whose trust is 4a spider’s web.
15 jHe leans on his house, but it does not stand.
He holds it fast, but it does not endure.
And his branches spread out in his garden.
And look for a place in the stones.
18 kIf he is destroyed from his place,
Then it will deny him, saying, ‘I have not seen you.’
And lout of the earth others will grow.
Nor will He uphold the evildoers.
And your lips with 6rejoicing.
22 Those who hate you will be nclothed with shame,
And the dwelling place of the wicked 7will come to nothing.”
Lit. into the hand of their transgression
Lit. a spider’s house
Lit. shouts of joy
Lit. will not be