New American Standard Bible
"If even the moon has no brightness And the stars are not pure in His sight,
King James Bible
Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.
Darby Bible Translation
Lo, even the moon is not bright; and the stars are not pure in his sight:
World English Bible
Behold, even the moon has no brightness, and the stars are not pure in his sight;
Young's Literal Translation
Lo -- unto the moon, and it shineth not, And stars have not been pure in His eyes.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not - Or, behold even the moon shineth not. That is, in comparison with God it is dark and obscure. The idea is, that the most beautiful and glorious objects become dim and fade away when compared with him. So Jerome renders it, Ecce luna etiam non splendet. The word here rendered "shineth" (יאהיל ya'âhalı̂yl) frequently means to pitch or remove a tent, and is a form of the word אהל 'ôhel uniformly rendered tent or tabernacle. Some have supposed that the meaning here is, that even the moon and the stars of heaven - the bright canopy above - were not fit to furnish a tent or dwelling for God. But the parallelism seems to demand the usual interpretation, as meaning that the moon and stars faded away before God. The word אהל 'ôhel derives this meaning, according to Gesenius, from its relation to the word הלל hâlal, to be clear or brilliant, from the mutual relation of the פא and עע verbs. The Arabic has the same meaning.
Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight - That is, they are not bright in comparison with him. The design is to show the glory of the Most High and that nothing could be compared with him; see the notes at Job 4:18.
LibraryGod Incomprehensible and Sovereign.
1 Can creatures to perfection find  Th' eternal uncreated mind? Or can the largest stretch of thought Measure and search his nature out? 2 'Tis high as heaven, 'tis deep as hell, And what can mortals know or tell? His glory spreads beyond the sky, And all the shining worlds on high. 3 But man, vain man, would fain be wise, Born like a wild young colt he flies Thro' all the follies of his mind, And swells and snuffs the empty wind. 4 God is a King of power unknown, Firm are the orders of his throne; …
Isaac Watts—Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Whether all the Angels who are Sent, Assist?
"Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight;
If I have looked at the sun when it shone Or the moon going in splendor,
With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.
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