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Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of Job 25:5
Behold euen to the moone, and it shineth not, yea the starres are not pure in his sight.- King James Version (1611)
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"If even the moon has no brightness And the stars are not pure in His sight,- New American Standard Version (1995)
Behold, even the moon hath no brightness, And the stars are not pure in his sight:- American Standard Version (1901)
See, even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not clean in his eyes:- Basic English Bible
Lo, even the moon is not bright; and the stars are not pure in his sight:- Darby Bible
Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; and the stars are not pure in his sight. - Webster's Bible
Behold, even the moon has no brightness, and the stars are not pure in his sight;- World English Bible
Lo -- unto the moon, and it shineth not, And stars have not been pure in His eyes.- Youngs Literal Bible
Behold, even the moon hath no brightness, and the stars are not pure in His sight;- Jewish Publication Society Bible
Wesley's Notes for Job 25:5
25:5 Moon - The moon, tho' bright and glorious, if compared with the Divine Majesty, is without any lustre or glory. By naming the moon, and thence proceeding to the stars, the sun is also included.
Comments for Job 25:5
Dave Miller's comment on 2013-09-18 21:15:20:
In the book of Job there are several statements that are also scientific facts. For example Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing. Two correct facts, the earth floats in space and in the milky way to the north of earth there are far fewer stars than to the south. There are others and so I believe this verse while it has meaning in its context, also tells us that the moon does not shine, it only reflects.
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