Amplified Bible

Job 8

Bildad Says God Rewards the Good

1Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,


“How long will you say these things?
And will the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

“Does God pervert justice?
Or does [a]the Almighty pervert righteousness?

“If your children have sinned against Him,
Then He has handed them over to the power of their transgression and punished them.

“If you would [diligently] seek God
And implore the compassion and favor of the Almighty,

Then, if you are pure and upright,
Surely now He will awaken for you
And restore your righteous place.

“Though your beginning was insignificant,
Yet your end will greatly increase.


“Inquire, please, of past generations,
And consider and apply yourself to the things searched out by their fathers.

“For we are only of yesterday and know nothing,
Because our days on earth are [like] a shadow [just a breath or a vapor].
10 
“Will they (the fathers) not teach you and tell you,
And utter words from their hearts [the deepest part of their nature]?

11 
“Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh?
Can the rushes or reed grass grow without water?
12 
“While it is still green (in flower) and not cut down,
Yet it withers before any other plant [when without water].
13 
“So are the paths of all who forget God;
And the hope of the godless will perish,
14 
For his confidence is fragile and breaks,
And his trust is [like] a spider’s web.
15 
“He trusts in his house, but it does not stand;
He holds tightly to it, but it does not endure.
16 
“He thrives and prospers [like a green plant] before the sun,
And his branches spread out over his garden.
17 
“His [godless] roots are wrapped around a pile of rocks,
And he gazes at a house of stones.
18 
“If he is snatched from his place [in the garden],
Then his place will forget him, saying, ‘I have never seen you.’
19 
“Behold, this is the joy of His way;
And from out of the dust others will spring up and grow [to take his place].
20 
“Behold, God will not reject a man of integrity,
Nor will He strengthen or support evildoers.
21 
“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter
And your lips with joyful shouting [if you are found blameless].
22 
“Those who hate you will be clothed with shame,
And the tents of the wicked will be no longer.”

Notas al pie

  1. Job 8:3 Heb Shaddai.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约伯记 8

比勒达发言

1书亚人比勒达回答约伯说:

“你要这样絮叨到何时?
你的话犹如阵阵狂风。
上帝岂会歪曲正义?
全能者岂会颠倒是非?
如果你的儿女得罪了祂,
祂会给他们应有的惩罚。
但你若寻求上帝,
向全能者恳求;
你若纯洁、正直,
祂必起身相助,
恢复你应有的家园。
你起初虽然卑微,
日后必兴旺发达。

“你要请教先辈,
探究祖先的经验。
因为我们就像昨天才出生,一无所知,
我们在世的日子如同掠影。
10 先辈必给你教诲和指点,
向你道出明智之言。

11 “蒲草无泥岂可长高?
芦苇无水岂可茂盛?
12 它们还在生长、尚未割下,
已比百草先枯萎。
13 忘记上帝的人,结局也是如此;
不信上帝的人,盼望终必破灭。
14 他所仰仗的虚若游丝,
他所倚靠的诚如蛛网。
15 他倚靠它,它却支撑不住;
他抓紧它,它却支离破碎。
16 他像阳光下生机勃勃的植物,
枝条爬满了园囿,
17 根茎盘绕石堆,
深深扎入石缝。
18 一旦他被连根拔起,
原处必否认见过他。
19 他的生命就这样消逝[a]
地上会兴起其他人。

20 “上帝决不会抛弃纯全的人,
也不会扶持邪恶的人。
21 祂要使你笑口常开,
欢声不断。
22 憎恨你的人必抱愧蒙羞,
恶人的帐篷必不复存在。”

Notas al pie

  1. 8:19 他的生命就这样消逝”或译“这就是他一生的乐趣”。