Bildad sheweth God's justice in dealing with men according to their works.
Job 8:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and saide, Job 8:2 Howe long wilt thou talke of these things? and howe long shall the wordes of thy mouth be as a mightie winde? Job 8:3 Doeth God peruert iudgement? or doeth the Almightie subuert iustice? Job 8:4 If thy sonnes haue sinned against him, and he hath sent them into the place of their iniquitie, Job 8:5 Yet if thou wilt early seeke vnto God, and pray to the Almightie, Job 8:6 If thou be pure and vpright, then surely hee will awake vp vnto thee, and he wil make the habitation of thy righteousnesse prosperous. Job 8:7 And though thy beginning be small, yet thy latter ende shall greatly encrease.
He alledgeth antiquity to prove the certain destruction of the hypocrite.
Job 8:8 Inquire therefore, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thy selfe to search of their fathers. Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant: for our dayes vpon earth are but a shadowe) Job 8:10 Shall not they teach thee and tell thee, and vtter the wordes of their heart? Job 8:11 Can a rush grow without myre? or can ye grasse growe without water? Job 8:12 Though it were in greene and not cutte downe, yet shall it wither before any other herbe. Job 8:13 So are the paths of al that forget God, and the hypocrites hope shall perish. Job 8:14 His confidence also shalbe cut off, and his trust shalbe as the house of a spyder. Job 8:15 He shall leane vpon his house, but it shall not stand: he shal holde him fast by it, yet shall it not endure. Job 8:16 The tree is greene before the sunne, and the branches spread ouer the garden thereof. Job 8:17 The rootes thereof are wrapped about the fountaine, and are folden about ye house of stones. Job 8:18 If any plucke it from his place, and it denie, saying, I haue not seene thee, Job 8:19 Beholde, it will reioyce by this meanes, that it may growe in another molde.
He applieth God's just dealings to Job.
Job 8:20 Behold, God will not cast away an vpright man, neither will he take the wicked by the hand, Job 8:21 Till he haue filled thy mouth with laughter, and thy lippes with ioy. Job 8:22 They that hate thee, shall be clothed with shame, and the dwelling of the wicked shall not remaine.