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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Job 25

Verses 1-6

The answer of Bildad is characterized by its brevity, and by the fact that he did not set himself to argue the matter with Job. It is a manifest weakening in the controversy on the side of the friends. Bildad was not prepared to discuss the general truth of what had been said, but he made it perfectly evident that he had no sympathy with the personal application which Job suggested. He contented himself with a general statement, first, of the greatness and government of God; and, second, of the consequent absurdity of man's attempt to defend himself, or claim to be just or clean before God.

As to the first, he briefly affirmed the fact of God's enthronement, and of His administration of all affairs. In the presence of this greatness, before which the moon lacks brightness and the stars are impure, how can man, who is but a worm, be just or dean? The force of the speech is identical with that of Eliphaz. Without argument, Bildad made it perfectly clear that, in his mind, the guilt of Job was established.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Job 25". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.