Job 25


וַיַּעַן בִּלְדַּד הַשֻּׁחִי וַיֹּאמַר׃   25:1

Job 25:1   Then Bildad, the Shuhite, responded, and he said,

הַמְשֵׁל וָפַחַד עִמּוֹ עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו׃   25:2

Job 25:2   “Does He have dominion, and is fear with Him,

                              Maker of peace in His high places?”

הֲיֵשׁ מִסְפָּר לִגְדוּדָיו וְעַל־מִי לֹא־יָקוּם אוֹרֵהוּ׃   25:3

Job 25:3   “Is there any number to His troops?

                              And upon whom will His light not stand?”

וּמַה־יִּצְדַּק אֱנוֹשׁ עִם־אֵל וּמַה־יִּזְכֶּה יְלוּד אִשָּׁה׃   25:4

Job 25:4   “Then how can any person be just with God?

                              And how can one born of woman be pure?”

הֵן עַד־יָרֵחַ וְלֹא יַאֲהִיל וְכוֹכָבִים לֹא־זַכּוּ בְעֵינָיו׃   25:5

Job 25:5   “Behold even the moon, that it may not shine,

                              and the stars are not pure in His eyes.”

אַף כִּי־אֱנוֹשׁ רִמָּה וּבֶן־אָדָם תּוֹלֵעָה׃   25:6

Job 25:6   “Then how much less a person, a worm,

                              and the son of any human, a maggot!”

Bildad seems to have altered his view of God.  In Chapter 8 he saw Him as a benevolent and just God Who may answer prayer.  Now he pictures Him as a despotic and distant Heavenly Being beyond the reach of humanity.  Inconsistent, isn’t he!


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