1Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:
2Dominion and dread#2Ch 20:29; Jb 13:11; Ps 36:1 belong to him,
the one who establishes harmony in his heights.
3Can his troops be numbered?
Does his light not shine on everyone?
4How can a human be justified before God?#Jb 9:2; Ps 143:2; Rm 3:20
How can one born of woman be pure?#Jb 4:17; 15:14; Pr 20:9
5If even the moon does not shine
and the stars are not pure in his sight,#Jb 4:18; 15:15; 21:22
6how much less a human, who is a maggot,
a son of man,#25:6 Or a mere mortal who is a worm!#Ps 8:4; 22:6; Is 41:14