1 Bilʹdad the Shuʹhite said in reply:
2 “Rulership and fearsome might are his; He establishes peace in heaven.
3 Can his troops be numbered? Upon whom does his light not rise?
4 So how can mortal man be righteous before God, Or how can one born of a woman be innocent?
5 Even the moon is not bright And the stars are not pure in his eyes,
6 How much less so mortal man, who is a maggot, And a son of man, who is a worm!”