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Job 25:3

    Job 25:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Is there any number of his armies? and on whom does not his light arise?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Is there any number of his armies? And upon whom doth not his light arise?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Is it possible for his armies to be numbered? and on whom is not his light shining?

    Webster's Revision

    Is there any number of his armies? And upon whom doth not his light arise?

    World English Bible

    Can his armies be counted? On whom does his light not arise?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

    Definitions for Job 25:3

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 25:3

    Is there any number of his armies? - He has troops innumerable; he can serve himself of all his creatures; every thing may be a means of help or destruction, according to his Divine will. When he purposes to save, none can destroy; and when he is determined to destroy, none can save. It is vain to trust in his creatures against himself.

    Upon whom doth not his light arise? - That is, his providence rules over all; he is universal Lord; he causes his sun to arise on the evil and the good, and sends his rain on the just and unjust.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 25:3

    Is there any number of his armies? - The armies of heaven; or the hosts of angelic beings, which are often represented as arranged or marshalled into armies; see the notes at Isaiah 1:9. The word which is used here is not the common one which is rendered "hosts," (צבא tsâbâ'), but is גדוּד gedûd which means properly a troop, band, or army. It may here mean either the constellations often represented as the army which God marshals and commands, or it may mean the angels.

    And upon whom doth not his light arise? - This is designed evidently to show the majesty and glory of God. It refers probably to the light of the sun, as the light which he creates and commands. The idea is, that it pervades all things; that, as controlled by him, it penetrates all places, and flows over all worlds. The image is a striking and sublime one, and nothing is better fitted to show the majesty and glory of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 25:3

    25:3 Armies - Of the angels, and stars, and other creatures, all which are his hosts. Light - The light of the sun is communicated to all parts of the world. This is a faint resemblance, of the cognisance and care which God takes of the whole creation. All are under the light of his knowledge: all partake of the light of his goodness: his pleasure is to shew mercy: all the creatures live upon his bounty.
    Book: Job