Then answered4 Bildad the Shuhite, and said,4
How long wilt thou speak17 these [things]? and [how long shall] the words of thy mouth [be like] a strong wind?
Doth God pervert17 judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert17 justice?
If thy children have sinned1 against him, and he have cast them away17 for their transgression;
If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes,17 and make thy supplication101 to the Almighty;
If thou [wert] pure and upright; surely now he would awake55 for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.14
Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.4
For enquire,3 I pray thee, of the former 7223 age, and prepare33 thyself to the search of their fathers:
(For we [are but of] yesterday, and know4 nothing, because our days upon earth [are] a shadow:)
Shall not they teach55 thee, [and] tell4 thee, and utter55 words out of their heart?
Can the rush grow up4 without mire? can the flag grow4 without water?
Whilst it [is] yet in his greenness, [and] not cut down,11 it withereth4 before any [other] herb.
So [are] the paths of all that forget6 God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:4
Whose hope shall be cut off,4 and whose trust [shall be] a spider's web.
He shall lean11 upon his house, but it shall not stand:4 he shall hold55 it fast, but it shall not endure.4
He [is] green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth4 in his garden.
His roots are wrapped about29 the heap, [and] seeth4 the place of stones.
If he destroy17 him from his place, then [it] shall deny14 him, [saying], I have not seen1 thee.
Behold, this [is] the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.4
Behold, God will not cast away4 a perfect [man], neither will he help55 3027 the evil doers:56
Till he fill17 thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.
They that hate6 thee shall be clothed4 with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.