1 Then Bildad the Shuhite 1answered,
And the awords of your mouth be a mighty wind?
3 “Does aGod pervert justice?
Or does 1the Almighty pervert what is right?
4 “aIf your sons sinned against Him,
Then He delivered them into the 1power of their transgression.
5 “If you would aseek God
And implore the compassion of 1the Almighty,
Surely now aHe would rouse Himself for you
Yet your aend will increase greatly.
8 “Please ainquire of past generations,
And consider the things searched out by their fathers.
Because aour days on earth are as a shadow.
And bring forth words from their minds?
Can the rushes grow without water?
Yet it withers before any other 1plant.
13 “So are the paths of aall who forget God;
And the bhope of the godless will perish,
He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.
And his bshoots spread out over his garden.
He 1grasps a house of stones.
Then it will deny him, saying, ‘bI never saw you.’
19 “Behold, athis is the joy of His way;
And out of the dust others will spring.
20 “Lo, aGod will not reject a man of integrity,
21 “He will yet fill ayour mouth with laughter
And your lips with shouting.
22 “Those who hate you will be aclothed with shame,
And the btent of the wicked will be no longer.”
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