Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
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.
Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.
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 (Col 1:20; Eph 1:10).
Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?
3. armies—angels and stars (Isa 40:26; Jer 33:22; Ge 15:5; "countless," Da 7:10).
his light—(Jas 1:17).
How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
4. (Job 4:17, 18; 14:4; 15:14).
Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.
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; Re 9:1), are imperfect in His sight. Theirs is the light and purity but of creatures; His of the Creator.
How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
6. (Job 4:19-21; 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 grovelling.