Job 25:5
New International Version
If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in his eyes,

New Living Translation
God is more glorious than the moon; he shines brighter than the stars.

English Standard Version
Behold, even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not pure in his eyes;

Berean Study Bible
If even the moon does not shine, and the stars are not pure in His sight,

King James Bible
Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

New King James Version
If even the moon does not shine, And the stars are not pure in His sight,

New American Standard Bible
“If even the moon has no brightness And the stars are not pure in His sight,

NASB 1995
"If even the moon has no brightness And the stars are not pure in His sight,

NASB 1977
“If even the moon has no brightness And the stars are not pure in His sight,

Amplified Bible
“Behold, even the moon has no brightness [compared to God’s majesty and glory] And the stars are not pure in His sight,

Christian Standard Bible
If even the moon does not shine and the stars are not pure in his sight,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If even the moon does not shine and the stars are not pure in His sight,

American Standard Version
Behold, even the moon hath no brightness, And the stars are not pure in his sight:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If he gives an order to the moon, then it shines not; and the stars are not pure before him.

Contemporary English Version
To him, not even the light of the moon and stars can ever be pure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold even the moon doth not shine, and the stars are not pure in his sight.

English Revised Version
Behold, even the moon hath no brightness, and the stars are not pure in his sight:

Good News Translation
In his eyes even the moon is not bright, or the stars pure.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even the moon isn't bright, and the stars aren't pure in his sight.

International Standard Version
Behold, even the moon isn't bright, and the stars aren't pure in his eyes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, even the moon hath no brightness, And the stars are not pure in His sight;

Literal Standard Version
Behold—to the moon, and it does not shine, "" And stars have not been pure in His eyes.

NET Bible
If even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not pure as far as he is concerned,

New Heart English Bible
Look, even the moon has no brightness, and the stars are not pure in his sight;

World English Bible
Behold, even the moon has no brightness, and the stars are not pure in his sight;

Young's Literal Translation
Lo -- unto the moon, and it shineth not, And stars have not been pure in His eyes.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous
4How then can a man be just before God? How can one born of woman be pure? 5If even the moon does not shine, and the stars are not pure in His sight, 6how much less man, who is but a maggot, and the son of man, who is but a worm!”…

Cross References
Job 15:15
If God puts no trust in His holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in His eyes,

Job 31:26
if I have beheld the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendor,

Psalm 18:26
to the pure You show Yourself pure, but to the crooked You show Yourself shrewd.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, the stars are not pure in his sight.

Isaiah 24:23
Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Isaiah 60:19,20
The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory…

2 Corinthians 3:10
For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.









(5) Even to the moon and stars, pure and chaste as their light is, they are not clean before Him (comp. Job 4:18), for the stars rise and set, and once in every month the moon hides her face.

Verse 5. - Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not. Observe, i.e., all that is purely bright in creation, "even to the moon," the most purely bright object of all, and consider that in God's sight, compared to his radiance, it has no brightness - "it shineth not." Or turn your attention from the moon to the stars, rivals of the moon in purity and brilliance, and reflect that the stars are not pure in his sight. A sort of dusky veil overspreads them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
If
הֵ֣ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

even
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the moon
יָ֭רֵחַ (yā·rê·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3394: The moon

does not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

shine,
יַאֲהִ֑יל (ya·’ă·hîl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 166: To be clear, shine

and the stars
וְ֝כוֹכָבִ֗ים (wə·ḵō·w·ḵā·ḇîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3556: A star, a prince

are not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

pure
זַכּ֥וּ (zak·kū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2141: To be bright, clean or pure

in His sight,
בְעֵינָֽיו׃ (ḇə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain


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