Bildad sheweth God's justice in dealing with men according to their works.
Job 8:1 Sotheli Baldath Suytes answeride, and seide, Job 8:2 Hou longe schalt thou speke siche thingis? The spirit of the word of thi mouth is manyfold. Job 8:3 Whether God supplauntith, ethir disseyueth, doom, and whether Almyyti God distrieth that, that is iust? Job 8:4 Yhe, thouy thi sones synneden ayens hym, and he lefte hem in the hond of her wickidnesse; Job 8:5 netheles, if thou risist eerli to God, and bisechist Almyyti God, if thou goist clene and riytful, Job 8:6 anoon he schal wake fulli to thee, and schal make pesible the dwellyng place of thi ryytfulnesse; Job 8:7 in so miche that thi formere thingis weren litil, and that thi laste thingis be multiplied greetli.
He alledgeth antiquity to prove the certain destruction of the hypocrite.
Job 8:8 For whi, axe thou the formere generacioun, and seke thou diligentli the mynde of fadris. Job 8:9 For we ben men of yistirdai, and kunnen not; for oure daies ben as schadewe on the erthe. Job 8:10 And thei schulen teche thee, thei schulen speke to thee, and of her herte thei schulen bring forth spechis. Job 8:11 Whether a rusche may lyue with out moysture? ethir a spier may wexe with out watir? Job 8:12 Whanne it is yit in the flour, nethir is takun with hond, it wexeth drie bifor alle erbis. Job 8:13 So the weies of alle men, that foryeten God; and the hope of an ypocrite schal perische. Job 8:14 His cowardise schal not plese hym, and his trist schal be as a web of yreyns. Job 8:15 He schal leene, ether reste, on his hows, and it schal not stonde; he schal vndursette it, and it schal not rise togidere. Job 8:16 The rusche semeth moist, bifor that the sunne come; and in the risyng of the sunne the seed therof schal go out. Job 8:17 Rootis therof schulen be maad thicke on an heep of stoonys, and it schal dwelle among stoonys. Job 8:18 If a man drawith it out of his place, his place schal denye it, and schal seie, Y knowe thee not. Job 8:19 For this is the gladnesse of his weie, that eft othere ruschis springe out of the erthe.
He applieth God's just dealings to Job.
Job 8:20 Forsothe God schal not caste a wei a symple man, nethir schal dresse hond to wickid men; Job 8:21 til thi mouth be fillid with leiytir, and thi lippis with hertli song. Job 8:22 Thei that haten thee schulen be clothid with schenschip; and the tabernacle of wickid men schal not stonde.