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

Other Translations of Job 25:6

New International Version

6 how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot- a human being, who is only a worm!"

English Standard Version

6 how much less man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm!"

The Message

6 So how much less, plain men and women - slugs and maggots by comparison!"

New King James Version

6 How much less man, who is a maggot, And a son of man, who is a worm?"

New Living Translation

6 In comparison, people are maggots; we mortals are mere worms."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 25:6

Chapter Contents

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, Zechariah 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.