1 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:
Your words are a blustering wind.
Does the Almighty pervert what is right?
he gave them over to the penalty of their sin.
and plead with the Almighty,
even now he will rouse himself on your behalf
and restore you to your prosperous state.
so prosperous will your future be.
and find out what their ancestors learned,
and our days on earth are but a shadow.
Will they not bring forth words from their understanding?
Can reeds thrive without water?
they wither more quickly than grass.
so perishes the hope of the godless.
what they rely on is a spider’s web.
they cling to it, but it does not hold.
spreading its shoots over the garden;
and looks for a place among the stones.
that place disowns it and says, ‘I never saw you.’
andb from the soil other plants grow.
or strengthen the hands of evildoers.
and your lips with shouts of joy.
and the tents of the wicked will be no more.”
Job, 8 chapter. New International Version.