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Job Chapter 8 - Bible in Basic English
- Then Bildad the Shuhite made answer and said,
- How long will you say these things, and how long will the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?
- Does God give wrong decisions? or is the Ruler of all not upright in his judging?
- If your children have done evil against him, then their punishment is from his hand.
- If you will make search for God with care, and put your request before the Ruler of all;
- If you are clean and upright; then he will certainly be moved to take up your cause, and will make clear your righteousness by building up your house again.
- And though your start was small, your end will be very great.
- Put the question now to the past generations, and give attention to what has been searched out by their fathers:
- (For we are but of yesterday, and have no knowledge, because our days on earth are gone like a shade:)
- Will they not give you teaching, and say words of wisdom to you?
- Will the river-plant come up in its pride without wet earth? will the grass get tall without water?
- When it is still green, without being cut down, it becomes dry and dead before any other plant.
- So is the end of all who do not keep God in mind; and the hope of the evil-doer comes to nothing:
- Whose support is cut off, and whose hope is no stronger than a spider's thread.
- He is looking to his family for support, but it is not there; he puts his hope in it, but it comes to nothing.
- He is full of strength before the sun, and his branches go out over his garden.
- His roots are twisted round the stones, forcing their way in between them.
- If he is taken away from his place, then it will say, I have not seen you.
- Such is the joy of his way, and out of the dust another comes up to take his place.
- Truly, God will not give up him who is without sin, and will not take evil-doers by the hand.
- The time will come when your mouth will be full of laughing, and cries of joy will come from your lips.
- Your haters will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the sinner will not be seen again.
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|Proverbs 25:19 |
|Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. |
|1st Chronicles 8:22 |
|And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel, |
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|1st John 3:11 |
|For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. |