Bildad sheweth God's justice in dealing with men according to their works.
Job 8:1 Then responded Bildad the Shuhite, and said: Job 8:2 How long wilt thou speak these things? Or, as a mighty wind, shall be the sayings of thy mouth? Job 8:3 Should, GOD, pervert justice? Or, the Almighty, pervert righteousness? Job 8:4 Though, thy children, sinned against him, and he delivered them into the hand of their transgression, Job 8:5 Yet, if, thou thyself, wilt diligently seek unto GOD,and, unto the Almighty, wilt make supplication; Job 8:6 If, pure and upright, thou thyself, art, surely, now, will he answer thy prayer, and will prosper thy righteous habitation: Job 8:7 So shall thy beginning appear small,when, thy latter end, he shall greatly increase!
He alledgeth antiquity to prove the certain destruction of the hypocrite.
Job 8:8 For inquire, I pray thee, of a former generation, and prepare thyself for the research of their fathers; Job 8:9 For, of yesterday, are, we, and cannot know, for, a shadow, are our days upon earth: Job 8:10 Shall, they, not teach theetell thee, and, out of their memory, bring forth words? Job 8:11 Can the paper-reed grow up, without a marsh? Or the rush grow up, without water? Job 8:12 Though while still, in its freshness, it be not plucked off, yet, before any kind of grass, it doth wither: Job 8:13 So, shall be the latter end of all who forget GOD, and, the hope of the impious, shall perish: Job 8:14 Whose trust shall be contemptible,and, a spider's web, his confidence: Job 8:15 He leaneth upon his house, and it will not stand, he holdeth it fast, and it will not remain erect. Job 8:16 Full of moisture he is, before the sun, and, over his garden, his shoot goeth forth: Job 8:17 Over a heap, his roots are entwined, a place of stones, he descrieth; Job 8:18 If one destroy him out of his place, then will it disown him [saying]I have not seen thee. Job 8:19 Lo! that, is the joy of his way,and, out of the dust, shall others spring up.
He applieth God's just dealings to Job.
Job 8:20 Lo! GOD, will not reject a blameless man, neither will he grasp the hand of evil-doers: Job 8:21 At length he shall fill with laughter thy mouth, and thy lips, with a shout of triumph: Job 8:22 They who hate thee, shall be clothed with shame, but, the tent of the lawless, shall not be!