Bildad sheweth God's justice in dealing with men according to their works.
Job 8:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, Job 8:2 How long wilt thou speake these things? and [how long] shall the wordes of thy mouth [be like] a strong wind? Job 8:3 Doth God peruert iudgement? or doth the Almightie peruert iustice? Job 8:4 If thy children haue sinned against him, and he haue cast them away for their transgression: Job 8:5 If thou wouldest seeke vnto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almightie: Job 8:6 If thou [wert] pure and vpright, surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousnes prosperous. Job 8:7 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
He alledgeth antiquity to prove the certain destruction of the hypocrite.
Job 8:8 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thy selfe to the search of their fathers. Job 8:9 (For we [are but of] yesterday, and know nothing, because our dayes vpon earth [are] a shadow.) Job 8:10 Shall not they teach thee, [and] tell thee, & vtter words out of their heart? Job 8:11 Can the rush growe vp without myre? can the flag growe without water? Job 8:12 Whilest it [is] yet in his greennesse, [and] not cut downe, it withereth before any [other] herbe. Job 8:13 So [are] the paths of all that forget God, and the hypocrites hope shall perish: Job 8:14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spiders web. Job 8:15 He shall leane vpon his house, but it shall not stand: he shal hold it fast, but it shall not endure. Job 8:16 He [is] greene before the sunne, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden. Job 8:17 His roots are wrapped about the heape, [and] seeth the place of stones. Job 8:18 If he destroy him from his place, then [it] shal denie him, [saying], I haue not seene thee. Job 8:19 Beholde, this [is] the ioy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.
He applieth God's just dealings to Job.
Job 8:20 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will hee helpe the euill doers: Job 8:21 Till he fill thy mouth [with] laughing, and thy lips [with] reioycing. Job 8:22 They that hate thee shall be cloathed with shame, and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.