inquire of past generations. Find out about the learning of their fathers.
Context / meaning
Job 8 [1.] Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,
“How long will you speak these things?
Shall the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
Does God pervert justice?
Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
If your children have sinned against him,
He has delivered them into the hand of their disobedience.
If you want to seek God diligently,
make your supplication to the Almighty.
If you were pure and upright,
surely now he would awaken for you,
and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.
Though your beginning was small,
yet your latter end would greatly increase.
“Please inquire of past generations.
Find out about the learning of their fathers.
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing,
because our days on earth are a shadow.)
Job 8 [10.] Shall they not teach you, tell you,
and utter words out of their heart?
“Can the papyrus grow up without mire?
Can the rushes grow without water?
While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down,
it withers before any other reed.
So are the paths of all who forget God.
The hope of the godless man shall perish,
Whose confidence shall break apart,
Whose trust is a spider’s web.
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PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible