Job 25:3

3 Can anyone count his angel armies? Is there any place where his light doesn't shine?

Job 25:3 Meaning and Commentary

Job 25:3

Is there any number of his armies?
&c.] His armies in heaven, the heavenly host of angels, which are innumerable; there are more than twelve legions of them, thousand and ten thousand times ten thousand, employed in a military way, for the safety and preservation of the saints; see ( Genesis 32:1 Genesis 32:2 ) ( Psalms 34:7 ) ; and the sun, moon, and stars, often called the host of heaven, the latter of which cannot be numbered, and which fought in their courses against Sisera, ( Judges 5:20 ) ; and his armies on earth, all the inhabitants of it; yea, every creature, even the smallest insect in it, which are without number: thus, frogs, lice, flies, and locusts, were the armies of God, with which he fought against Pharaoh and the Egyptians, see ( Joel 2:11 Joel 2:20 ) ;

and upon whom doth not his light arise?
either natural light, that grand luminary the sun, which rises on all, the evil and the good, nor is anything hid from the light and heat of it; or moral light, the light of nature, with which everyone that comes into the world is enlightened by him; or the light of providential goodness, which is unto all, and over all his creatures; the whole earth is full of it, and all the inhabitants have a share in it; nor is anything hid from his all piercing, all penetrating, all seeing eye, who is light itself, and dwells in light inaccessible, and from which light nothing can be hid.

Job 25:3 In-Context

1 Bildad the Shuhite again attacked Job:
2 "God is sovereign, God is fearsome - everything in the cosmos fits and works in his plan.
3 Can anyone count his angel armies? Is there any place where his light doesn't shine?
4 How can a mere mortal presume to stand up to God? How can an ordinary person pretend to be guiltless?
5 Why, even the moon has its flaws, even the stars aren't perfect in God's eyes,