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Job 25 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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 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 sight,
how much less a mortal, who is a maggot,
    and a human being, who is a worm!”

Footnotes:

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

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Job 25 Common English Bible (CEB)

Inferior humans

25 Bildad from Shuah replied:

Supreme power and awe belong to God;
    he establishes peace on his heights.
Can his troops be counted?
    On whom does his light not rise?
How can a person be innocent before God;
    one born of a woman be pure?
If even the moon is not bright
        and the stars not pure in his eyes,
    how much less a human, a worm,
        a person’s child, a grub.

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