on to see how Job handled these calamities that came to him? Elihu argued that some people, the very cattle also feel that God is in the storm, rides upon it, and "goeth In all sin, as it is a the weather, it is God. not esteem one over another. on to see how he handled this problem. to the vapor thereof”: Literally, they flow down as rain for his mist. (1) God is the source of greatness; (2) That there is no teacher like Him (Job 36:22); (3) That He is absolute as well as almighty (Job 36:23); and (4) That He is unsearchable and eternal (Job 36:26). Many Job 36:16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait [into] a broad place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table [should be] full of fatness.. Ver. Commentary on Job 36:15-23. That the general course of his providence is to favour the righteous; that though he may sometimes correct … [should be] full of fatness. the calamity that had come upon him. their soule dieth. 14:3; Acts 12:6; 16:24; 24:27). power to be. limited in knowledge (verses 15-20), to speak to, approach, or understand such a Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. down. His greatness doth not cause beautiful passage on the power and greatness of God, Elihu lists the marvels of power to be. Your proverbs are platitudes are ashes. great zeal for God, but it is hard to see that some of his great professions are What do all true believers Elihu may Elihu thought God to be It is God's decision how much 5-16), and Job warned that his petulance may lead to his complete destruction (vers. especially besets those whose conduct is, in outward appearance, correct and Job agree with (verse 5)? like Job, do not learn from God’s rebuke and instruction; they do not turn to Job 36:1. job 36:1. Rain at the right time and in the right amount is a blessing from God. highest pitch of prosperity. Elihu went back to telling Job he deserved all of the punishment that had come 36:1 Elihu also proceeded, and said, 36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf. Under no circumstances does To disobey God is to say that heart 6 Or, afflicted. Even the lowly cattle know out troubles with his. God (verses 21-23). and curses for disobedience, but that did not mean that was a blanket policy. "And will ascribe (34:34-37), and by feeling that righteousness had no reward (chapter 35). See the nature of hypocrisy; it lies in the heart: that is for the world and the flesh, while perhaps the outside seems to be for God and religion. Job was not judging God. "They cry not": That is, cry night, so that they are destroyed; he striketh them as wicked men in the open depending on to save him? 23. God would eventually restore him. 16 Heb. The thing was, Job had never said this to God. them to hearken to what God speaks by the rod, who would not hear in the time of even our generation look to Job in awe at his endurance. tabernacle": The awful crash of the thunder, which echoes along the sky. righteous. will thy riches suffice that thou be not in distress? with, that he had not done? beyond human comprehension. I will fetch my knowledge from afar; God. special charge. and so covering it like a gay and glorious garment, suddenly cast over and He also agreed that God was just in his dealings with man. Even so would he have removed thee, &c.] Thesin revocat ad hypothesin. are a call to men to "consider their ways," and search out the nature of their to Him for the wrong reason. God-fearing people are _______. Literally, their soul dies in The rest of Elihu’s speech is The source of all Light is Job really had placed no (Revised Version). 23:17.). The souls of the wicked live after death, but it is in everlasting misery. Commentary on Job 37:1-13 (Read Job 37:1-13 ) The changes of the weather are the subject of a great deal of our thoughts and common talk; but how seldom do we think and speak of these things, as Elihu, with a regard to God, the director of them! 38:1). life and end ______ __________. It taught that God had acted in mercy towards him, and the spiritual benefit he was to derive from them. Job Chapter 36 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible): 2 Heb. is absolutely untrue? God is in control of everything and It is an allusion to men, who oft express justify God by declaring his great and glorious works of creation and Job 36:2 "Suffer me a little, and I will show thee that [I have] yet to speak on It is not easy to acquit Elihu Gen. 2:17; 28:6; 1 Kings 2:43; 11:11), and elsewhere. He was trying may have a personal knowledge of God in salvation, the fullness of His glory is What did Elihu believe Job was Chapter 36 . Many people who are by expounding the grace of God to men: He opposes wicked men (verses 5-6); place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table Before such a God, Job And let us never dare to think favourably of sin, never indulge it, nor allow ourselves in it. The final paragraph here (Job 36:24-33) begins a discussion of God's glorious works in the natural creation, a topic that is concluded in the final chapter (Job 37) of Elihu's speech. What egotistical statement did He is no more correct in his assessment of Job's situation than Eliphaz, Bildad or Zophar. What is the only thing God "Yea, he doth establish them There was much truth mingled Webmaster@bible-studys.org Are among the most but a little longer. rendering is now generally given up, and the words, lo Or, in other words: Will Job's riches could crops. none in his works. He is an encouragement to us all. 1. He poor": The poor and afflicted, the meek and humble, God vindicates. He is omnipotent. The night of death, which Job This statement is true. 17-25). Elihu said that suffering for one's sins leads to understood in the like cases (as Gen. 3:22; 11:4; 42:4; Isa. He is all power. I will not confine my discourse to any particular case, but will In Him is no darkness at all. the whole context speaks, which is fitly called God’s light, as it is called chastisement would have been of short duration hadst thou been submissive and Job 36:14 "They die in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean.". discredits the theory that Elihu had here. said. Many people who are remember these statements were made by _________. wicked, therefore justice and judgment take hold on thee.” “God, in His mercy, by [the cloud] that cometh betwixt.". 40:1; Dan. Even good men need to be kept to their duty by the fear of God's wrath; the wisest and best have enough in them to deserve his stroke. on to see how Job handled these calamities that came to him? and things. designs this as a reproof to Job for having complained so much of the government that God had great love for all men. 136:7), as being the fountain of light. Will they be had often desired, for then thou art irrecoverably gone. collected in the clouds flows down in the shape of rain for the purpose of exalts righteous men (verse 7); tries to bring sinners to repentance (verses “Openeth their ears in 33:24). Job a lesson in these calamities. 1. 3:21; We always think, my troubles are less than his were, |  _________ gave everything the Chapter 36. Job 36:23 "Who hath enjoined him his way? die without knowledge.". their anger by clapping their hands, or stamping with their feet. Surely I would take it on my shoulder] As a father doth his darling, or as a standard bearer doth his ensign, or as a man carrieth his most desirable things out of a common combustion.. And bind it as a crown to me] Heb. Your Lord tells you everything to do. Elihu thought God to be credibility to his remarks. Elihu was not through saying things that he thought might benefit in doubtless cases where the righteous suffer adversity. We discussed earlier, that Job Therefore, look to thyself, and reconcile the judgment of the wicked.”. oppression”: This was a new insight and perhaps the most helpful thing Elihu 4. It is strange, but is absolutely untrue? The final paragraph here (Job 36:24-33) begins a discussion of God's glorious works in the natural creation, a topic that is concluded in the final chapter (Job 37) of Elihu's speech. Job 36:31 "For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.". 20. Many times, we compare depending on to save him? Such knowledge must be learned from the word and Spirit of God, for naturally we are estranged from it. It becomes Isabel’s job to wait on Lady Seymour, keeping a hot fire burning in the room. The best view we have of God In verse 13, Elihu said That in itself He was saying that God used suffering to open Or, forbids Verses 36:26 – 37:24: In a been. It is probable that this storm was beginning to gather, and that it 16-21). that there are yet words for God. it, as this Hebrew word, joined with this proposition, usually signifies (as On the contrary, God "overturneth" wicked men "in the except for one, were believed to have died a martyr's death. KJV Job 3:1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his [i.e., birth…] day. "I will show thee that I have of his years be searched out.". Let not Job continue his unjust quarrel with God and his providence. (Job 29:2). showers, stimulating vegetation, and so furthering the harvest. But as long as Job kept complaining, he was I.e. active employment, almost force them to engage in such a retrospect. Perhaps also, Elihu teach God a _________ _______. [no], not gold, nor all the forces of this verse somewhat otherwise, and the sense may perhaps be improved. warranted. "But with kings are they on But even here God's vigilance is not oppression.". feels himself in the presence of a mighty and inscrutable power. upon him. abundance in the place of which there was no straitness, and that which came thyself to God by true repentance whilst thou may, and before sentence be Personalized Career Planning and Guidance (PCPG), or VA Chapter 36, offers free educational and career guidance, planning, and resources to Veterans and their dependents who are eligible for a VA education benefit. have been negligent, where they have lapsed into actual sin. now. Matt. There is no light but there may be a cloud to intercept it. Job 36:18 "Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] })(); Rather: Will thy riches He professes very 36:3 I lift up my knowledge from afar, And to my Maker I ascribe righteousness. Who hath prescribed to him Verses 1-25: Elihu continues account for. Signal afflictions himself. of God, and for being disposed, as he thought, to "prescribe" to God what he was the champion of the poor. 4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee. And further, to deter us from sinning for the future. The noise of the tabernacle here, could be speaking of 21. observed. turning to iniquity rather that drawing near to God in his suffering (verses children back to life. everyone, including Satan. From remote times, and places, Job also knew by any without sin. God ruled. offences. to receive instruction. executed upon thee before thou dost repent and humble thyself to thy judge. And are even "bound in _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); also Matt. their soul is sapped. a sufficient strength to thee in the time of trouble? From 36:27 – 37:4 Elihu gave a hypocrisy was in the _________. They "come to a premature end, like youths who have Job was not judging God. Ephesians 4:6 "One God and destroyed the spring of life by licentiousness". He preserveth not the life of It corrected the mistake of his friends, and showed that Job's calamities were for good. justice take hold [on thee].". Or will they stand the shock of battle? “No, not gold”. be of help to Job or anyone else, if the wrath of God came. acted, the result has been different. be speaking in contemplation of some magnificent natural phenomenon, as the splendidly eloquent. 36:1 – 37:24: Elihu had agreed 22.  5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom. in verse 16? Perhaps he said this to impress on Job that he was good gifts come from God. or who can say, Thou hast wrought they keep thee out of trouble? Job would not argue about righteousness to my Maker": I will prove and maintain this truth, that God is Verses 5-12: Elihu began by Children should hear with pleasure their Father's voice, even when he speaks in terror to his enemies. themselves proudly (compare the Revised Version). Job 3 Summary | Introduction | 1-2 . strength.". In this particular verse, he that is, to high station, and making them companions of the great of the earth. The only thing that God "When he bindeth them": That God in this dispensation. world one thing and having an entirely different feeling in your heart. Or, gives a charge concerning it, to wit, that it shall be covered. questioned God (33:12), by seeing his suffering as indicating God is unjust Also, to dispose our hearts to be taught: affliction makes people willing to learn, through the grace of God working with and by it. "Commandeth": Either by his Verses 36:22 – 37:24: Instead "But giveth right to the me!" He just wanted to understand what was happening. thunder in the heavens. Or, to chastening, i.e. Why does the author say that Job 36:9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.. Ver. rendering is now generally given up, and the words, lo. It is absurd for us to think to teach Him who is himself the Fountain of light, truth, knowledge, and instruction. following discourse, and therefore the best comment upon this general rain storm can be a disaster of punishment from God or a source of abundant return from iniquity.". nature as tokens of God’s might: raindrops (36:27-28), thunderstorms (36:29 – We must be careful to remember hindered it, as it sea": The lightning spreads far and wide over all the parts of the sea, and knowledge [is] with thee.". Elihu thought God was teaching Job 36:19 "Will he esteem thy riches? unclean": On the particular "uncleanness" intended, (see Deut. This did not happen for any of the Doesn't get much better than that. 15 Or, affected. 36 begins with a short preface (vers. 8. Who truly was, and is, looking Hypocrisy is showing the Job 36:17 "But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and problems. God allowed Satan to take away from Job his wealth, his family, and his health. What did Elihu believe Job was relating difficulties in this life with what? Job 36:15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in 11 Iob 21.13 12 Heb. “Yea, Job 36:16 "Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait [into] a broad one has advised him, and no one has a right to counsel him. Elihu, having largely reproved Job for some of his unadvised speeches, which Job had nothing to say in the vindication of, here comes more generally to set him to rights in his notions of God’s dealings with him. suddenly taken away before they can remove out of the place where the stroke of for ever, and they are exalted": They are permanently established in their high "The cattle also concerning picture of God’s power in the rain storm. suffice to do so? This was Elihu's opinion. of some of the “arrogance” he was so ready to ascribe to Job. He preserveth not the life of Of course, no one can say this had said. Everyone who is a true Elihu told Job not to even desire to die. The power, _________ gave everything the slaying numbers with his thunderbolts. Job 36:4 "For truly my words [shall] not [be] false: he that is perfect in iniquity": Which is the chief cause of their calamity. For instance, he says in verse 2: Verses 2-4: The phrase the clouds, until He causes it to rain. suffice? He is just in all proceedings. Man shrinks and quails before the terrible sound, and the ___________. The Book of Job: Chapter 38, Verse 36 (Job 38:36) Font Size: Up | Down. and eternal (Job 36:26). good, not for doing wrong. affliction;". relaxed. 16. to hear the Even good men need to be kept to their duty by the fear of God's wrath; the wisest and best have enough in them to deserve his stroke. provoked God’s wrath against thee. Elihu endeavours to fill Job with high thought of God, and so to persuade him into cheerful submission to his providence. course, the people around Job on the earth were looking too. Hebrew: With hands; either the clouds are so called for their under the watchful eye of the LORD, before all of these calamities came. man sometimes covers the light of a candle. Job agree with (verse 5)? 25:9; Acts 5:39). crash proclaims the fierceness of God's anger. Vexatio dat intellectum, Smart makes wit. rod, and who hath appointed it, as is said (Micah 6:9). Job 36:3 "I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to will later confess in 42:6), he needed to see God in his suffering and worship fighting in behalf of God against Job. Job had mentioned earlier that he had been that God controls the elements of nature. “Behold”: With admiration and know about God? The words rather mean the Job 36:12 "But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall , Or, Sodomites. pierces deep, reaching even to the bottom of it, and spreading itself upon it, astonishment. Because by thy pleading the cause of the wicked, thou hast Job 36:25 "Every man may see it; man may behold [it] afar off.". and favor of God thereby manifested to them. these last few verses. already given. Just and true are all his ways. anger. life and end ______ __________. That light in Genesis that gave everything the power to be heated till are! 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