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Job 15:15

    Job 15:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, he puts no trust in his saints; yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, he putteth no trust in his holy ones; Yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, he puts no faith in his holy ones, and the heavens are not clean in his eyes;

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, he putteth no trust in his holy ones; Yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight:

    World English Bible

    Behold, he puts no trust in his holy ones. Yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, he putteth no trust in his holy ones; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

    Definitions for Job 15:15

    Saints - Men and women of God.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 15:15

    Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight - The Vulgate has, "Behold, among his saints, none is immutable; and the heavens are not clean in his sight."

    Coverdale - Beholde, he hath found unfaithfulnesse amonge his owne sanctes, yea the very heavens are unclene in his sight.

    Eliphaz uses the same mode of speech, Job 4:17-18 (note); where see the notes. Nothing is immutable but God: saints may fall; angels may fall; all their goodness is derived and dependent. The heavens themselves have no purity compared with his.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 15:15

    Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints - In Job 4:18, it is, "in his servants," but no doubt the same thing is intended. The reference is to the angels, called there servants, and here saints קדשׁים qôdeshı̂ym, holy ones; see the notes at Job 4:18.

    Yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight - In Job 4:18, "and his angels he charged with folly." The general idea is the same. God is so holy that all things else seem to be impure. The very heavens seem to be unclean when compared with him. We are not to understand this as meaning that the heavens are defiled; that there is sin and corruption there, and that they are loathsome in the sight of God. The object is to set forth the exceeding purity of God, and the greatness of his holiness. This sentiment seemed to be a kind of proverb, or a commonplace in theology among the sages of Arabia. Thus, it occurs in Job 25:5, in the speech of Bildad, when he had nothing to say but to repeat the most common-place moral and theological adages -

    Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not;

    Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight:

    How much less man, that is a worm,

    And the son of man, which is a worm!

    Wesley's Notes on Job 15:15

    15:15 Saints - In his angels, chap.4:18, who are called his saints or holy ones, Deut 33:2 Psal 103:20. Who though they were created holy, yet many of them fell. Heavens - The angels that dwell in heaven; heaven being put for its inhabitants. None of these are pure, simply and perfectly, and comparatively to God. The angels are pure from corruption, but not from imperfection.
    Book: Job