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Commentary Critical And Explanatory On The Whole Bible by Robert Jamieson



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.

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).

3. armies -- angels and stars (Isa 40:26; Jer 33:22; Ge 15:5; |countless,| Da 7:10).

his light -- (Jas 1:17).

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

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.

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.

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