Job 25:1-6

  • Bildad’s third speech (1-6)

    • ‘How can man be innocent before God?’ (4)

    • Claims that man’s integrity is in vain (5, 6)

25  Bilʹdad+ the Shuʹhite said in reply:   “Rulership and fearsome might are his;He establishes peace in heaven.*   Can his troops be numbered? Upon whom does his light not rise?   So how can mortal man be righteous before God,+Or how can one born of a woman be innocent?*+   Even the moon is not brightAnd the stars are not pure in his eyes,   How much less so mortal man, who is a maggot,And a son of man, who is a worm!”


Lit., “in his heights.”
Or “pure.”