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1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

2 Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.

3 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

5 Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

6 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

Commentary for Job 25

Bildad shows that man cannot be justified before God.

- Bildad drops the question concerning the prosperity of wicked men; but shows the infinite distance there is between God and man. He represents to Job some truths he had too much overlooked. Man's righteousness and holiness, at the best, are nothing in comparison with God's, #Ps 89:6|. As God is so great and glorious, how can man, who is guilty and impure, appear before him? We need to be born again of water and of the Holy Ghost, and to be bathed again and again in the blood of Christ, that Fountain opened, #Zec 13:1|. We should be humbled as mean, guilty, polluted creatures, and renounce self-dependence. But our vileness will commend Christ's condescension and love; the riches of his mercy and the power of his grace will be magnified to all eternity by every sinner he redeems.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Job 25

  • A disciple
    "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?" God has sent His Son into the world in the flesh to give His life to save the world. Jesus Christ came in the flesh to reconcile us to God, to undo the works of the devil in making men sin, and by breaking the bonds of sin and darkness by His own blood. There is NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN given among men whereby we must be saved!
  • Charles fiorucci
    jesus christ was born of a virgin Mary never had a sexual relationship
    with joseph because jesus christ was conceived of the holy spirit
    that is why the natural man cannot received the spirit of god it is foolisness
    to him read matthew 1-23 emmanuel GOD WITH US THAT IS JESUS CHRIST
    THE GOD MAN WHO DIED FOR SINNERS REPENT
  • Syed Abbas
    My question is on following points, 4. How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? 6. How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm? When no man born of a woman can be clean and can never be a GOD then how can Jesus born to Marry Hazrat Mariam pbuh, can be a GOD?
  • Dave Miller for verse 5
    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.
  • Mark
    It is very sobering and enlightening, there is much said in these few verses. Honestly when we have looked into our hearts and seen the sobering truth of what we are, or are capable of worm is a very appropriate word) this is one of my favorite BOOKS OF THE BIBLE AND IT IS HERE THAT I GO.
    JOB IS MY REFUGE AS JESUS IS MY REFUGE ( SOME HOW THE BOOK OF JOB REVEALS TO ME ANSWERS AND TRUTHS I DO NOT READILY SEE IN THE GOSPELS BUT IN JOB LIFE IS EXPLAINED

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Bible Trivia

Which are the words uttered by Bildad, in the book of Job, which are not correct and this is confirmed in the book of Genesis 1:26?
  • 'Dominion and fear [are] with him, he maketh peace in his high places.'
  • 'How much less man, [that is] a worm? and the son of man, [which is] a worm?'
  • 'Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.'
  • 'Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?'