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Job 25

Verse 1

Job 25:1-6. Bildad‘s reply.

He tries to show Job‘s rashness (Job 23:3), by arguments borrowed from Eliphaz (Job 15:15, with which compare Job 11:17.

Verse 2

Power and terror, that is, terror-inspiring power.

peace in his high places — implying that His power is such on high as to quell all opposition, not merely there, but on earth also. The Holy Ghost here shadowed forth Gospel truths (Colossians 1:20; Ephesians 1:10).

Verse 3

armies — angels and stars (Isaiah 40:26; Jeremiah 33:22; Genesis 15:5; “countless,” Daniel 7:10).

his light — (James 1:17).

Verse 4

(Job 4:17, Job 4:18; Job 14:4; Job 15:14).

Verse 5

“Look up even unto the moon” (Job 15:15). “Stars” here answer to “saints” (angels) there; “the moon” here to “the heavens” there. Even the “stars,” the most dazzling object to man‘s eye, and the angels, of which the stars are emblems (Job 4:18; Revelation 9:1), are imperfect in His sight. Theirs is the light and purity but of creatures; His of the Creator.

Verse 6

(Job 4:19-21; Job 15:16).

worm  …  worm — Two distinct Hebrew words. The first, a worm bred in putridity; alluding to man‘s corruption. The second a crawling worm; implying that man is weak and groveling.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Job 25". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.