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Job Chapter 8

Bildad’s teachings


8:1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,
8:2 How long will you speak these things? and how long shall the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?
8:3 Does ELאֵל
‎(El transl. God)
pervert judgment? or does the Shaddaiשַׁדַּי
romanized: Šaddāy; or Shaddai is one of the names of the God of Israel. El Shaddai is conventionally translated into English as God Almighty (Deus Omnipotens in Latin, Arabic: الله عزوجل, romanized: ʾAllāh ʿazzawajal), but its original meaning is unclear. One of God’s names Shaddai = Exhautless Bounty
pervert the right?
8:4 If your sons have sinned against Him, and [if] He has sent them away for their transgression;
8:5 If you would seek EL אֵל
‎(El transl. God)
earnestly, and make your supplication to the Shaddaiשַׁדַּי
romanized: Šaddāy; or Shaddai is one of the names of the God of Israel. El Shaddai is conventionally translated into English as God Almighty (Deus Omnipotens in Latin, Arabic: الله عزوجل, romanized: ʾAllāh ʿazzawajal), but its original meaning is unclear.One of God’s names Shaddai = Exhautless Bounty
;
8:6 If you were pure and upright; surely now He would rise for you, and make whole the abode of your righteousness.
8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase.
8:8 For inquire, I beg you, ask of the former generation, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers:
8:9 (For we are [but] of yesterday, and we know nothing, because our days upon earth [are] a shadow:)
8:10 Shall not they teach you, [and] tell you, and bring words out of their heart?
8:11 Can the rush grow up without mire? can the reed grass grow without water?
8:12 While it [is] yet in his greenness, [and] not cut down, it dries before any other plant.
8:13 So [are] the paths of all those forget God; and the
hope of the ungodly shall perish:
8:14 Whose hope shall is cut off, and his trust as a spider’s web.
8:15 He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
8:16 He is moist before the sun, and his branch shoots forth in his garden.
8:17 His roots are wrapped around a heap, and sees the house of stones.
8:18 If one destroys him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen you.
8:19 Look, this is the joy of His way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

Bildad applies justice to Job


8:20 See, EL אֵל
‎(El transl. God)
will not throw away a innocent man, and
He will not help the evil doers:
8:21 Till He fills your mouth with laughter, and your lips with rejoicing.
8:22 Those that hate you shall be clothed with shame; and the tent place of the wicked shall come to nothing.

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