New Living Translation

Job 25

Bildad’s Third Response to Job

1Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

“God is powerful and dreadful.
    He enforces peace in the heavens.
Who is able to count his heavenly army?
    Doesn’t his light shine on all the earth?
How can a mortal be innocent before God?
    Can anyone born of a woman be pure?
God is more glorious than the moon;
    he shines brighter than the stars.
In comparison, people are maggots;
    we mortals are mere worms.”

New International Reader's Version

Job 25

The Third Speech of Bildad

1Then Bildad the Shuhite replied,

“God is King. He should be feared.
    He establishes peace in the highest parts of heaven.
Can anyone count his troops?
    Is there anyone his light doesn’t shine on?
How can human beings be right with God?
    How can mere people really be pure?
Even the moon isn’t bright
    and the stars aren’t pure in God’s eyes.
So how about human beings? They are like maggots.
    How about mere people? They are like worms.”