Job 25:1
New International Version
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

New Living Translation
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

English Standard Version
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

Berean Study Bible
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

King James Bible
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

New King James Version
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

New American Standard Bible
Then Bildad the Shuhite responded,

NASB 1995
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

NASB 1977
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

Amplified Bible
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,

Christian Standard Bible
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

American Standard Version
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then Baldad the Sauchite answered and said,

Contemporary English Version
Bildad from Shuah said:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Baldad the Suhite answered, and I said:

English Revised Version
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Bildad from Shuah replied [to Job],

International Standard Version
Bildad from Shuah responded and said:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said:

Literal Standard Version
And Bildad the Shuhite answers and says:

NET Bible
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:

New Heart English Bible
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

World English Bible
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,

Young's Literal Translation
And Bildad the Shuhite answereth and saith: --

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous
1Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: 2“Dominion and awe belong to God; He establishes harmony in the heights of heaven.…

Cross References
Job 2:11
Now when Job's three friends--Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite--heard about all this adversity that had come upon him, each of them came from his home, and they met together to go and sympathize with Job and comfort him.

Job 24:25
If this is not so, then who can prove me a liar and reduce my words to nothing?"

Job 25:2
"Dominion and awe belong to God; He establishes harmony in the heights of heaven.


Treasury of Scripture

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,









XXV.

(1) Then answered Bildad.--Bildad attempts no formal reply to Job's statements, he merely falls back upon the position twice assumed by Eliphaz before (Job 4:17-21; Job 15:14-16), and twice allowed also by Job (Job 14:4)--the impossibility of man being just with God--and therefore implies the impiety of Job in maintaining his righteousness before God. God, he says, is almighty, infinite, and absolute. How can any man contend with Him, or claim to be pure in His sight? This is the final speech of the friends. Bildad no longer accuses Job; he practically owns himself and his companions worsted in argument, seeing that he attempts no reply, but reiterates truisms that are independent of the special matter in hand. Job, in Job 23:3-12, had spoken of his longing for the Divine judgment; so Bildad labours to deprive him of that confidence, as though he would say, "I have nothing to do with your facts, nor can I explain them; but be that as it may, I am certain that you, or any mortal man, cannot be pure in the sight of God."

Verses 1-6. - Far from accepting Job's challenge, and grappling with the difficulty involved in the frequent, if not universal, prosperity of the wicked. Bildad, in his weak reply, entirely avoids the subject, and limits himself to briefly touching two old and well-worn topics - the might of God (vers. 2, 3) and the universal sinfulness of men. On neither of these two points does he throw any fresh light. He avoids, however, the reckless charges of Eliphaz (Job 22:5-9) as well as the coarse menaces of Zophar (Job 20:5-29). Verses 1, 2. - Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, Dominion and fear are with him (i.e. with God). God is the absolute Sovereign of the universe, to whom, therefore, all created beings must perforce submit themselves. He is also terrible in his might, so that for their own sakes men should submit to his decrees. Through his active sovereignty, and the fear which he inspires, he maketh peace in his high places. The meaning may be that, through these high attributes, God maintains peace among the dwellers in the supernal regions; but beyond this there is a possible allusion to a time in which peace was disturbed, and the Almighty had to "make" it, or re-establish it, (On the subject of the "war in heaven," and the defeat and subjection of the rebels, see the comment on Job 9:13.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Then Bildad
בִּלְדַּ֥ד (bil·daḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1085: Bildad -- perhaps 'Bel has loved', one of Job's friends

the Shuhite
הַשֻּׁחִ֗י (haš·šu·ḥî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7747: Shuhite -- a Shuchite

replied:
וַ֭יַּעַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond


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