Job 8 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 8


Job 8:1

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Job 8:2

How long wilt thou speak these things? And [how long] shall the words of thy mouth be [like] a mighty wind?

Job 8:3

Doth God pervert justice? Or doth the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Job 8:4

If thy children have sinned against him, And he hath delivered them into the hand of their transgression;

Job 8:5

If thou wouldest seek diligently unto God, And make thy supplication to the Almighty;

Job 8:6

If thou wert pure and upright: Surely now he would awake for thee, And make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

Job 8:7

And though thy beginning was small, Yet thy latter end would greatly increase.

Job 8:8

For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, And apply thyself to that which their fathers have searched out:

Job 8:9

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow);

Job 8:10

Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, And utter words out of their heart?

Job 8:11

Can the rush grow up without mire? Can the flag grow without water?

Job 8:12

Whilst it is yet in its greenness, [and] not cut down, It withereth before any [other] herb.

Job 8:13

So are the paths of all that forget God; And the hope of the godless man shall perish:

Job 8:14

Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider’s web.

Job 8:15

He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: He shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.

Job 8:16

He is green before the sun, And his shoots go forth over his garden.

Job 8:17

His roots are wrapped about the [stone] -heap, He beholdeth the place of stones.

Job 8:18

If he be destroyed from his place, Then it shall deny him, [saying], I have not seen thee.

Job 8:19

Behold, this is the joy of his way; And out of the earth shall others spring.

Job 8:20

Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.

Job 8:21

He will yet fill thy mouth with laughter, And thy lips with shouting.

Job 8:22

They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; And the tent of the wicked shall be no more.

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