5 If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in his eyes,

Other Translations of Job 25:5

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

5 Behold, even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not pure in his eyes;

The Message

5 Why, even the moon has its flaws, even the stars aren't perfect in God's eyes,

New King James Version

5 If even the moon does not shine, And the stars are not pure in His sight,

New Living Translation

5 God is more glorious than the moon; he shines brighter than the stars.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 25:5

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.