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Job 25 International Standard Version (ISV)

Bildad Speaks a Third Time

25 Bildad from Shuah responded and said:

“Dominion and fear belong to God;[a]
    who fashions peace in his high heaven.
Is there any limit to his armies?
    On whom does his light not shine?[b]
How can a human being[c] become right with God?
    How can a human being[d] be pure?
Behold, even the moon isn’t bright,
    and the stars aren’t pure in his eyes.
How much less is man, who is only a maggot,
    or a man’s children, who are only worms!”


  1. Job 25:2 Lit. him
  2. Job 25:3 Lit. rise
  3. Job 25:4 Lit. man
  4. Job 25:4 Lit. can one born of a woman
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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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