New International Version
If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,
King James Bible
Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, he putteth no trust in his holy ones, and the heavens are not pure in his sight:
World English Bible
Behold, he puts no trust in his holy ones. Yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight;
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, in His holy ones He putteth no credence, And the heavens have not been pure in His eyes.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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Give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.--PSA. 97:12. The heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?--Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness?--Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts. As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; …
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