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Job 25 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Bildad Speaks: How Can a Mortal Be Righteous Before God?

25 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:

“Dominion and fear are with God;[a]
    he makes peace in his high heaven.
Is there any number to his armies?
    Upon whom does his light not arise?
How then can man be righteous before God?
    How can he who is born of woman be clean?
Behold, even the moon is not bright
    and the stars are not clean in his sight;
how much less man, who is a maggot,
    and the son of man, who is a worm!”

Footnotes:

  1. Job 25:2 Heb him
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Job 25 New International Version (NIV)

Bildad

25 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

“Dominion and awe belong to God;
    he establishes order in the heights of heaven.
Can his forces be numbered?
    On whom does his light not rise?
How then can a mortal be righteous before God?
    How can one born of woman be pure?
If even the moon is not bright
    and the stars are not pure in his eyes,
how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot—
    a human being, who is only a worm!”

New International Version (NIV)

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