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Job 25

Job 25:4 KJV (With Strong’s)

How then can man
'enowsh (Hebrew #582)
properly, a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified 120); hence, a man in general (singly or collectively)
KJV usage: another, X (blood-)thirsty, certain, chap(-man); divers, fellow, X in the flower of their age, husband, (certain, mortal) man, people, person, servant, some ( X of them), + stranger, those, + their trade. It is often unexpressed in the English versions, especially when used in apposition with another word . Compare 376.
Pronounce: en-oshe'
Origin: from 605
be justified
tsadaq (Hebrew #6663)
to be (causatively, make) right (in a moral or forensic sense)
KJV usage: cleanse, clear self, (be, do) just(-ice, -ify, -ify self), (be turn to) righteous(-ness).
Pronounce: tsaw-dak'
Origin: a primitive root
m with God
'el (Hebrew #410)
strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity)
KJV usage: God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might(-y one), power, strong. Compare names in "-el."
Pronounce: ale
Origin: shortened from 352
? or how can he be clean
zakah (Hebrew #2135)
to be translucent; figuratively, to be innocent
KJV usage: be (make) clean, cleanse, be clear, count pure.
Pronounce: zaw-kaw'
Origin: a primitive root (compare 2141)
o that is born
yalad (Hebrew #3205)
to bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage
KJV usage: bear, beget, birth((-day)), born, (make to) bring forth (children, young), bring up, calve, child, come, be delivered (of a child), time of delivery, gender, hatch, labour, (do the office of a) midwife, declare pedigrees, be the son of, (woman in, woman that) travail(-eth, -ing woman).
Pronounce: yaw-lad'
Origin: a primitive root
of a woman
'ishshah (Hebrew #802)
irregular plural, nashiym {naw-sheem'}; a woman (used in the same wide sense as 582)
KJV usage: (adulter)ess, each, every, female, X many, + none, one, + together, wife, woman. Often unexpressed in English.
Pronounce: ish-shaw'
Origin: feminine of 376 or 582

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How then.
how can.
 Man’s nothingness (vers. 4-6). (Job 3-31 by S. Ridout)
 Bildad is scarcely conscious of the force of what he says, for he links it with his theory, and thus tries to prove that Job is the evil man they have all along maintained he was. But his words were as true for himself and the other friends as for Job. (Job 3-31 by S. Ridout)
 Bildad turns to the littleness of man. “How then can (mortal, frail) man be justified with God?” How can one whose very mortality is a witness of his sinfulness stand before the Almighty? How can one born of woman, with a nature inherited from the disobedient one, be clean in God’s sight? (Job 3-31 by S. Ridout)

J. N. Darby Translation

And how should mana be just with *God? Or how should he be clean that is born of a woman?

JND Translation Notes

Enosh. see Ps. 8.4.