King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation

8:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, And Bildad the Shuhite answereth and saith: --
8:2 How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind? Till when dost thou speak these things? And a strong wind -- sayings of thy mouth?
8:3 Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice? Doth God pervert judgment? And doth the Mighty One pervert justice?
8:4 If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression; If thy sons have sinned before Him, And He doth send them away, By the hand of their transgression,
8:5 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; If thou dost seek early unto God, And unto the Mighty makest supplication,
8:6 If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous. If pure and upright thou `art', Surely now He waketh for thee, And hath completed The habitation of thy righteousness.
8:7 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase. And thy beginning hath been small, And thy latter end is very great.
8:8 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: For, ask I pray thee of a former generation, And prepare to a search of their fathers,
8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:) (For of yesterday we `are', and we know not, For a shadow `are' our days on earth.)
8:10 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart? Do they not shew thee -- speak to thee, And from their heart bring forth words?
8:11 Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water? `Doth a rush wise without mire? A reed increase without water?
8:12 Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb. While it `is' in its budding -- uncropt, Even before any herb it withereth.
8:13 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish: So `are' the paths of all forgetting God, And the hope of the profane doth perish,
8:14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web. Whose confidence is loathsome, And the house of a spider his trust.
8:15 He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure. He leaneth on his house -- and it standeth not: He taketh hold on it -- and it abideth not.
8:16 He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden. Green he `is' before the sun, And over his garden his branch goeth out.
8:17 His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones. By a heap his roots are wrapped, A house of stones he looketh for.
8:18 If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee. If `one' doth destroy him from his place, Then it hath feigned concerning him, I have not seen thee!
8:19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow. Lo, this `is' the joy of his way, And from the dust others spring up.'
8:20 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers: Lo, God doth not reject the perfect, Nor taketh hold on the hand of evil doers.
8:21 Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing. While he filleth with laughter thy mouth, And thy lips with shouting,
8:22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought. Those hating thee do put on shame, And the tent of the wicked is not!