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Bildad Answers

25 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:

“God rules and he must be honored;
    he set up order in his high heaven.
No one can count God’s armies.
    His light shines on all people.
So no one can be good in the presence of God,
    and no one born to a woman can be pure.
Even the moon is not bright
    and the stars are not pure in his eyes.
People are much less! They are like insects.
    They are only worms!”


25 Then Bildad the Shuhite(A) replied:

“Dominion and awe belong to God;(B)
    he establishes order in the heights of heaven.(C)
Can his forces be numbered?
    On whom does his light not rise?(D)
How then can a mortal be righteous before God?
    How can one born of woman be pure?(E)
If even the moon(F) is not bright
    and the stars are not pure in his eyes,(G)
how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot—
    a human being,(H) who is only a worm!”(I)

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