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1 BILDAD THE SHUHITE REPLIED:

2 »Rulership and awe belong to God. He establishes order in the heights of heaven.

3 »Can his forces be numbered? Upon whom does his light not rise?

4 »How then can a man be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure?

5 »If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in his eyes,

6 »How much less man, who is but a maggot and a worm!«