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Job 25 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

25 Bildad proveth that no man is clean nor without sin before God.

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

[a]Power and fear is with him, that maketh peace in his places.

Is there any number in his armies? [b]and upon whom shall not his light arise?

And how may a man [c]be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of woman?

Behold, he will give no light to the Moon, [d]and the Stars are unclean in his sight.

How much more man, a worm, even the son of man, which is but a worm?


  1. Job 25:2 His purpose is to prove that albeit God try and afflict the just, yet soon after he sendeth prosperity, and because he did not so to Job he concludeth that he is wicked.
  2. Job 25:3 Who can hide him from his presence?
  3. Job 25:4 That is, be just in respect of God?
  4. Job 25:5 If God show his power, the Moon and Stars cannot have that light which is given them, much less can man have any excellency, but of God.
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Job 25 New International Version (NIV)


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!”

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