Coverdale Bible

Job 8

Bildad sheweth God's justice in dealing with men according to their works.

Job 8:1 Then answered Baldad the Suhite, and sayde: Job 8:2 How longe wilt thou talke of soch thinges? how longe shal yi mouth speake so proude wordes? Job 8:3 Doth God peruerte the thinge that is laufull? Or, doth the Allmightie destroye the thynge that is right? Job 8:4 Whe thy sonnes synned agaynst him, dyd not he punysh the for their wickednesse? Job 8:5 Yff thou woldest now resorte vnto God by tymes, and make thine humble prayer to ye Allmightie: Job 8:6 yf thou woldest lyue a pure and a godly life: shulde he not wake vp vnto the immediatly, & geue the the bewtie of rightuousnesse agayne? Job 8:7 In so moch, that where i so euer thou haddest litle afore, thou shuldest now haue greate abundaunce.

He alledgeth antiquity to prove the certain destruction of the hypocrite.

Job 8:8 Enquere of them that haue bene before the, search diligently amonge thy forefathers: Job 8:9 Namely, yt we are but of yesterdaye, and considre not, that oure dayes vpon earth are buth a very shadow. Job 8:10 They shall shewe the, they shall tell the, yee they will gladly confesse the same. Job 8:11 Maye a resshe be grene without moystnesse? maye the grasse growe without water? Job 8:12 No: but (or euer it be shot forth, and or euer it be gathered) it wythereth, before eny other herbe. Job 8:13 Euen so goeth it with all them, that forget God: and euen thus also shal the ypocrytes hope come to naught. Job 8:14 His confidence shalbe destroyed, for he trusteth in a spyders webbe. Job 8:15 He leeneth him vpo his house, but he shal not stonde: he holdeth him fast by it, yet shal he not endure. Job 8:16 Oft tymes a thinge doth florish, and men thynke that it maye abyde the Sonneshyne: it shuteth forth the braunches in his garden, Job 8:17 it taketh many rotes, in so moch that it is like an house off stones. Job 8:18 But yf it be taken out off his place, euery man denyeth it, sayenge: I knowe the not. Job 8:19 Lo, thus is it wt him, that reioyseth in his owne doinges: and as for other, they growe out of the earth.

He applieth God's just dealings to Job.

Job 8:20 Beholde, God will not cast awaye a vertuous man, nether wil he helpe the vngodly. Job 8:21 Thy mouth shall he fyll with laughynge, ad thy lyppes with gladnesse. Job 8:22 They that hate the, shalbe confounded, & ye dwellinges of ye vngodly shal come to naught.

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