Job 8:1
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Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

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Then Bildad the Shuhite replied to Job:

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Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

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Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

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Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

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Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

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Then in response, Bildad from Shuah said:

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Then Bildad the Shuhite spoke up and said:

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Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Bildad from Shuah replied [to Job],

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said:

New American Standard 1977
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Bildad, the Shuhite, answered and said,

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Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

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Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

American Standard Version
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Baldad the Suhite answered, and said:

Darby Bible Translation
And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,

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Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

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Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

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Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

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And Bildad the Shuhite answereth and saith: --
Study Bible
Bildad: Job Should Repent
1Then Bildad the Shuhite answered, 2"How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?…
Cross References
Job 2:11
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.

Job 7:21
"Why then do You not pardon my transgression And take away my iniquity? For now I will lie down in the dust; And You will seek me, but I will not be."

Job 8:2
"How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
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Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

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Job 2:11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come …

Verse 1. - Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said. Bildad the Shuhite has the second place in the passage where Job's friends are first mentioned (Job 2:11), and occupies the same relative position in the dialogue. We may suppose him to have been younger than Eliphaz and older than Zophar. He does little more than repeat the arguments of Eliphaz, stating them, however, more bluntly, and with less of tact and consideration. The chief novelties of his discourse are an appeal to the teaching of past ages (vers 8-10), and the employment of new and forcible metaphors (vers. 11-19). Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said. This was the second of Job's friends that came to visit him, Job 2:11; and is mentioned next to Eliphaz there, and takes his turn in this controversy in the same side; which no doubt was agreed upon among themselves, as well as the part each should bear, and the general sentiment they should pursue, which was the same in them all. Some have observed, that Job's friends were like the messengers that brought him the tidings of his losses, before one had done speaking another came; and so as soon as one of his friends had delivered his discourse, and before Job could well finish his reply, up starts another to charge him afresh, as here Bildad did, who said as follows. CHAPTER 8

FIRST SERIES—FIRST SPEECH OF BILDAD, MORE SEVERE AND COARSE THAN THAT OF ELIPHAZ.

Job 8:1-22. The Address of Bildad.8:1-7 Job spake much to the purpose; but Bildad, like an eager, angry disputant, turns it all off with this, How long wilt thou speak these things? Men's meaning is not taken aright, and then they are rebuked, as if they were evil-doers. Even in disputes on religion, it is too common to treat others with sharpness, and their arguments with contempt. Bildad's discourse shows that he had not a favourable opinion of Job's character. Job owned that God did not pervert judgment; yet it did not therefore follow that his children were cast-aways, or that they did for some great transgression. Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, sometimes they are the trials of extraordinary graces: in judging of another's case, we ought to take the favorable side. Bildad puts Job in hope, that if he were indeed upright, he should yet see a good end of his present troubles. This is God's way of enriching the souls of his people with graces and comforts. The beginning is small, but the progress is to perfection. Dawning light grows to noon-day.
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