Bildad sheweth God's justice in dealing with men according to their works.
Job 8:1 Then answered Baldad þe Suhite, and sayde: Job 8:2 How longe wilt thou talke of soch thynges? how longe shall thy mouth speake so proude wordes? Job 8:3 Doth God peruerte the thynge that is laufull? Or doth the almyghtye destroye the thynge that is ryght? Job 8:4 For seyng that thy sonnes synned agaynst hym, dyd not he punysh them for theyr wyckednesse? Job 8:5 If thou woldest now resort vnto God by tymes, and make thyne humble prayer to the almyghty: Job 8:6 yf thou woldest lyue a pure and a godly lyfe: shulde he not awake vp vnto the immediatly, and geue the, the bewtye of ryghtewesnesse agayne? Job 8:7 In so moche, that where in so euer thou haddest lytle afore, thou shuldest now haue greate aboundaunce.
He alledgeth antiquity to prove the certain destruction of the hypocrite.
Job 8:8 Enquere (I praye the) of them that haue bene before the, and search diligently amonge theyr fathers. Job 8:9 For we are but of yesterdaye, and consydre not, þt oure dayes vpon earth are but a very shadowe. Job 8:10 Shall not they shewe the, and tell the, yee, and gladly confesse the same? Job 8:11 Maye a rysshe be grene without moystnesse? Or maye the grasse growe without water? Job 8:12 No: but (or euer it be shot forth, & or euer it be gathered) it withered, before eny other herbe. Job 8:13 Euen so goeth it with all them, that forget God: and euen thus also shall the ypocrites hope come to naught. Job 8:14 Hys confydence shalbe destroyed, and hys trust shalbe a spiders webbe. Job 8:15 He shall leane vpon his house, but it shall not stande: he shall holde hym fast by it, yet shall it not endure. Job 8:16 It is euen as a grene tree before the sonne, & shoteth forth the braunches in hys garden. Job 8:17 It taketh many rotes by a well syde, in so moch that it is lyke an house of stones. Job 8:18 But yf it be taken out of hys place, euery man denyeth it, sayenge: I knowe the not. Job 8:19 Lo, thus is it with him, that reioyseth in his awne doynges: and as for other, they growe out of the earth.
He applieth God's just dealings to Job.
Job 8:20 Behold, God will not cast awaye a vertuous man, nether wyll he helpe the vngodly. Job 8:21 Thy mouth shall he fyll with laughing, and thy lyppes with gladnesse. Job 8:22 They also þt hate the, shalbe confounded, and the dwellinge of the vngodly shall come to naught.