Job 35 Commentary: Sometimes we get the idea that God reacts to our sin or righteousness in predictable ways that make sense to us.. We might look at the effect and assume the cause. I will fetch my knowledge from afar; Job 36, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. True of believers in the highest sense, already in part ( 1 Peter 2:9 , Revelation 1:6 ); hereafter fully ( Revelation 5:10 , Job 22:5 ). Reformed Commentary on Job. Job 36:2 Bear with me a little, and I will show you; for I still have something to say on God’s behalf- Elihu seems to utter four speeches, more than the friends. i. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. covereth the bottom--roots. His whole work is so. Job 36:1 Elihu also proceeded, and said, Job 36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf. The selection of this particular illustration of God's greatness forms a fit prelude to the storm in which God appears ( Job 40:1 ). 13-15. UMBREIT translates: "He spreadeth His light upon Himself, and covereth Himself with the roots of the sea" ( Psalms 104:2 ). Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. 24. Some animals give various intimations that they are sensible of the approach of a storm [VIRGIL, Georgics, I.373, &c.]. Job had his own faults during this extended dialogue with his friends, sins that he will later repent of (Job 42:1-6); yet he showed amazing strength to hold to his integrity in the face of this constant barrage of accusations against his friends. The thunder from His canopy? As the "scorn" in the first clause answers to the "judgment of the wicked" ( Job 36:17 ), so "ransom" ("seduce") to "will he esteem riches" ( Job 36:19 ). Job 36:10 - Job 36:11 - Job 36:12 “die.” The Hebrew verb gava (#01478 גָּוַע) refers to dying and is fundamentally synonymous with the verb “die” muth (#04191 מָוֹת), although it can infer a violent death (see commentary on Gen. 25:8, “breathed his last”). This begins a section where a marked change comes over Elihu. God's garment is woven of celestial light and of the watery depths, raised to the sky to form His cloudy canopy. In chapter 36 of the Book of Job, Elihu begins his final defense of God, pertaining to His unquestionable righteousness. Thus, as in Job 36:31 , the twofold effects of His waters are set forth, so here, of His light; in the one hand, destructive lightning against the wicked; in the other, the genial light for good to His friends, &c. ( Job 36:33 ) [UMBREIT]. Who teaches like Him? 16 How Job's sins hinder God's blessings. b. hypocrites--or, the ungodly [MAURER]; but "hypocrites" is perhaps a distinct class from the openly wicked ( Job 36:12 ). Elihu also proceeded, and said, Verses 1-33. Job 36:1 Elihu also continued and said- Elihu as it were speaks up for God in this chapter; although by this stage, we the audience are deeply sceptical of him. God showed Job that man was completely unable to cause rain. UMBREIT translates, "nourish their wrath against God," instead of "crying" unto Him. Same sentiment as Job 36:11 Job 36:12 , expanded. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Job 36:12 "But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge." 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. Literally, "Wait yet but a little for me." Click on the different category headings to find out more. Proud member 4 Be assured that my words are not false; one who has perfect knowledge is with you. There was one reason for Job’s crisis and loss; it was that the judgment and justice of God were against him. That God was infinitely powerful; there was no resisting him: and infinitely wise, as sufficiently appeared by his works; there was, therefore, no escaping out of his hands. Of which men have sung. 17. And pour abundantly on man. iniquity--namely, presumptuous speaking against God ( Job 34:5 , rather than--to bear "affliction" with pious patience. God is not to be impiously arraigned, but to be praised for His might, shown in His works. Job 36:24-33. - The two chapters, ch. . Brought Job to a table… full of richness. This suits well the parallelism and the Hebrew. Elihu is here endeavouring to possess Job with great and high thoughts of God, and so to persuade him into a cheerful submission to his providence. Chapter 36. 1 Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways. “Behold, God is exalted by His power; 36:7 He does not 03808 > take 01639 > his eyes 05869 > off 01639 > the righteous 06662 > ; but with 0854 > kings 04428 > on the throne 03678 > he seats 03427 > the righteous and exalts 01361 > them forever 05331 > . These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. 36. openeth . He cautions him not to persist in frowardness. it--His tabernacle ( Job 36:29 ). Elihu prepares Job … You can also change some of your preferences. "For by them He judgeth (chastiseth on the one hand), &c. (and on the other, by them) He giveth meat" (food), &c. ( Job 37:13 , Job 38:23 Job 38:27 , Acts 14:17 ). And commands it to strike. a. Men think it an alleviation to complain against God, but this is adding sin to sorrow; it is sin, not sorrow, which can really hurt us (contrast Hebrews 11:25 ). 36. and 37, form a single discourse, and ought not to have been separated; or, at any rate, not so unskilfully as they are, in the middle of a description of a thunderstorm. 3 I will bring my knowledge from afar, And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. These (rain and lightnings) are marvellous and not to be understood ( Job 36:29 ), yet necessary. Bear with me a little farther. Job 36 Commentary, this commentary was written by Whedon, a central figure in the struggle between Calvinism & Arminianism Thou pantest for death as desirable, but it is a "night" or region of darkness; thy fancied ascent (amelioration) will prove a descent (deterioration) ( Job 10:22 ); therefore desire it not. Man looks on it from afar.”. i. 25. Rather, "He will lead forth thee also out of the jaws of a strait" ( Psalms 18:19 , 118:5 ). God does not forsake the godly, as Job implied, but "establishes," or makes them sit on the throne as kings ( 1 Samuel 2:8 , Psalms 113:7 Psalms 113:8 ). Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, 12. He’s consumed with figuring out why. (7 He does not take his eyes off the righteous; he enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. with his stroke--( Job 34:26 ). 24 God's works are to be magnified. But the young man Elihu keeps on babbling. cut off--literally, "ascend," as the corn cut and lifted upon the wagon or stack ( Job 36:26 ); so "cut off," "disappear." Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. Here God took credit for knowing how these things are designed and maintained, and asked Job if he had similar knowledge. Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him: Elihu again promoted the concept of the transcendence of God. At the approach of God the more mature man of faith is silent; a holy hush falls over him, and his lips grow as still as his heart. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. JOB 36 COMME TARY EDITED BY GLE PEASE 1 Elihu continued: BAR ES, "Elihu also proceeded - Hebrew added - ‫ויסף‬ vayâsaph. . 6. right . heap up wrath--of God against themselves ( Romans 2:5 ). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. His thunder declares it: “And it is worthy of remark that every wicked man trembles at the noise of thunder and the flash of lightning, and considers this a treasury of Divine wrath, emphatically called among us the artillery of the skies; and whenever the noise is heard, it is considered thevoice of God.” (Clarke), iv. c. Will your riches, or all the mighty forces, keep you from distress: Elihu assumed what many people assume – that rich people trust in their riches. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. 9. work--transgression. spread--is repeated from Job 36:29 to form an antithesis. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. This accords better with the verb in the parallel clause, which ought to be translated, "Let not the great ransom (of money, which thou canst give) seduce thee (Margin, turn thee aside, as if thou couldst deliver thyself from "wrath" by it). on StudyLight.org i. . Elihu desires Job's attention. 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! Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Hence his formula of politeness ( Job 36:2 ). It corrected the mistake of his friends, and showed that Job's calamities were for good. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. 20. Job 36. poor--He espouses the cause of the afflicted. ii. Elihu confirms his exhortation ( Job 35:14 ). And covers the depths of the sea. that . ( Job 37:5 ). Job 36:13 - Job 36:14 - Job 36:15 - Job 36:16 (8 But if people are bound in chains, held fast by cords of affliction, 9 he tells them what they have done— You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Or who has said, ‘You have done wrong’?”, “Remember to magnify His work, Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. If English Version, "noise" be retained, translate, "His noise announces concerning Him (His coming in the tempest), the cattle (to announce) concerning Him when He is in the act of rising up" (in the storm). UMBREIT with the Septuagint translates, "Who is Lord," wrongly, as this meaning belongs to later Hebrew. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. "Vapor" is in apposition with "rain," marking the way in which rain is formed; namely, from the vapor drawn up by God into the air and then condensed into drops, which fall ( Psalms 147:8 ). when--rather, "whereby." know him not--only in part ( Job 36:25 , 1 Corinthians 13:12 ). UMBREIT'S translation: "To ascend (which is really, as thou wilt find to thy cost, to descend) to the people below" (literally, "under themselves"), answers better to the parallelism and the Hebrew. “And this I dare say, saith a learned interpreter here, that there is not extant any poem, either of the Greeks or Latins, which may be compared with this stately eloquence of Elihu in describing those natural effects which are caused in the air.” (Trapp). God's marvels in thunder and lightnings. “The phenomenon of condensation (Job 36:27b) and precipitation (Job 36:28), while not technically understood, was certainly observable. of his tabernacle--God being poetically said to have His pavilion amid dark clouds ( Psalms 18:11 , Isaiah 40:22 ). Behold, God is exalted by His power; who teaches like Him: Elihu here again wanted to exalt God in the eyes of Job, thinking that Job’s problem was that he had too low a view of God, and too high a view of himself. For He draws up drops of water, To disobey God is to say that He is not Lord. For here something strange and wonderful begins to happen to this young man: he opens his mouth and speaks by the unction of the Holy Spirit!” (Mason), iii. 3 I get my knowledge from afar; I will ascribe justice to my Maker. “Job had devoted an entire speech to the subject of God’s apparent indifference to his plight (Job 23) and the plight of all who suffer and are oppressed (Job 24).” (Smick) b. So in Psalms 18:14 Psalms 18:15 , the discovering of "the channels of waters" follows the "lightnings." Date: March 14, 2015 Author: Craig Truglia 0 Comments. "He spreads not only clouds, but light." If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. He heard and sensed how Job demanded answers from God, and counseled Job to understand that God was beyond Job and beyond explaining things to Job. (1-4) Elihu: “There are yet words to speak on God’s behalf.” Elihu also proceeded and said: “Bear with me a little, and I will show you That there are yet words to speak on God’s behalf. Reformed Commentary on Job: Chapter 36. spreadings, &c.--the canopy of thick clouds, which covers the heavens in a storm ( Psalms 105:39 ). Job 36 Commentary: God is great and infinite. (24-33)1-4 Elihu only maintained that the affliction was sent for his trial; and lengthened because Job was not yet thoroughly humbled under it. Everyone has seen it; in their place--literally, "under themselves"; so, without moving from their place, on the spot, suddenly ( Job 40:12 ) [MAURER]. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. This is the stated purpose of the "cursing" passages in the Mosaic Covenant (Leviticus 26; Deuteronomy 27-30). 36:1 Elihu > said > further: 36:2 “Be patient > with me a little > longer > and I will instruct > you, for > I still have words > to speak on God’s > behalf. Job did not have the blessings God gives to the obedient and repentant; therefore Job was not obedient and repentant. 1. maketh small--Rather, "He draweth (up) to Him, He attracts (from the earth below) the drops of water; they (the drops of water) pour down rain, (which is) His vapor." Desire--rant for. Job 36:1. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. he that is perfect, &c.--Rather, as the parallelism requires, "a man of integrity in sentiments is with thee" (is he with whom thou hast to do). 1 Elihu continued: 2 “Bear with me a little longer and I will show you. (1-4) The methods in which God deals with men. And openeth their ears — That is, causeth them to hear, and understand, and do the will of God; hearing being often put for obeying; in oppression — That is, in the time of their oppression; or, by oppression, or tribulation, as the means of opening their ears and hearts. Even the "ransom" by Jesus Christ ( Job 33:24 ) will be of no avail to wilful despisers ( Hebrews 10:26-29 ). 36:3 With my knowledge 01843 > I will speak 05375 > comprehensively 07350 > , and to my Creator 06466 > I will ascribe 05414 > righteousness 06664 > . (Job 36:5-14) Next commentary: The methods in which God deals with men. We may request cookies to be set on your device. 1. 5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom. 1, 2. 7. . He sought to ascribe righteousness to his Maker; to clear this truth, that God is righteous in all his ways. Instead of arraigning, let it be thy fixed principle to magnify God in His works ( Psalms 111:2-8 , Revelation 15:3 ); these, which all may "see," may convince us that what we do not see is altogether wise and good ( Romans 1:20 ). He thus exceeds the ternary number of the others. b. exceeded--"In that they behaved themselves mightily" (literally, "great"); that is, presumptuously, or, at least, self-confidently. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. The cattle also, concerning the rising storm.”. See--namely, with wondering admiration [MAURER]. 21. regard--literally, "turn thyself to." without knowledge--that is, on account of their foolishness ( Job 4:20 Job 4:21 ). i. On the contrary, God speaks directly to Job, just as He does in the patriarchal age with Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other heads of households (see Job 38-42). spread--is repeated from Job 36:29 to form an antithesis. Job dared to prescribe to God what He should do ( Job 34:10 Job 34:13 ). 36:6 He does not > allow the wicked > to live >, but he gives > justice > to the poor >. What I mean by that is we might witness ourselves or others being blessed and we assume that the cause for that blessing is that we somehow pleased God and that obliged him to do something good for us. covereth the bottom--roots. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Job 36:15-16. Salem Media Group. The suspension of such a mass of water, and its descent not in a deluge, but in drops of vapory rain, are the marvel. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. 23. Commentary for Job 36 . But before he gets to that, Elihu declares that God himself is great and infinite. his years--( Psalms 90:2 , Psalms 102:24 Psalms 102:27 ); applied to Jesus Christ ( Hebrews 1:12 ). His other friends had stood to it that, because he was a wicked man, therefore his afflictions were so great and so long. i. Deeper Commentary. It was a powerful, good principle wrongly applied to Job’s situation. 31. The phrase, "cover Himself with the roots of the sea," is harsh; but the image is grand. 6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor. 36:8-11 Elihu asserts that the purpose of suffering may be to help turn back to God a faithful follower who has sinned (Job 36:15). and they are--that they may be. 3. from afar--not trite commonplaces, but drawn from God's mighty works. Thus, Job 36:18 is the transition between Job 36:17 and Job 36:19 . 29. Commentary on Job 36:15-23 (Read Job 36:15-23) Elihu shows that Job caused the continuance of his own trouble. The marvellous formation of rain (so Job 5:9 Job 5:10 ). Rather, "He covereth (both) His hands with light (lightning, Job 37:3 , Margin), and giveth it a command against his adversary" (literally, the one "assailing" Him, Psalms 8:2 , 139:20 , Job 21:19 ). User Commentary: Hebrew OT - Transliteration - Holy Name KJV Iyov / Job 36. As the genial effect of "water" in the growth of food, is mentioned, Job 36:31 , so here that of "light" in cherishing cattle and plants [UMBREIT]. i. 27, 28. Elihu also proceeded, and said, 36:1-4 Elihu only maintained that the affliction was sent for his trial; and lengthened because Job was not yet thoroughly humbled under it. ( Numbers 16:45 , Psalms 49:6 Psalms 49:7 , Matthew 16:26 ). Bible Gateway Recommends. Job had wished for death ( Job 3:3-9 , &c.). The cattle also, concerning the rising storm: “Because divers cattle are very sagacious in this matter, and do not only perceive the rain when it is ready to fall, but foresee it at some distance by the vapours, which are drawn up by the sun in great abundance, and by divers motions and actions, give men timely notice of it, as hath been observed not only by husbandmen, but also by learned authors.” (Poole), ©2019 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. A. Elihu teaches Job about the justice and righteousness of God. (5-14) Elihu counsels Job. ( Job 37:13 ). He is the exalted and sovereign Teacher whom Job should not try to correct; rather Job should magnify his strength and power through song (Job 36:21-24) and meditate reverently on his awesome majesty and wonderful works in nature (Job 37:1-2,14-18,22-24). 14. “The change that comes over Elihu at this point, and that continues and builds in power to the end of his discourse, is so dramatic that the reader should be bowled over by it. God's greatness in heaven and earth: a reason why Job should bow under His afflicting hand. that there is more to be said in God’s behalf. Job 36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. "He spreads not only clouds, but light." Job 36 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary provides a free-flowing commentary on the entire text of each biblical book, along with background material. In Job 36:22-37:24 Elihu used the water cycle (as displayed in an approaching storm) as an example of God's greatness. He covers His hands with lightning, 11. serve--that is, worship; as in Isaiah 19:23 . He therefore warns him to use the present opportunity, lest God should cut him off while he was in a state of rebellion against him; for with God neither wealth, power, nor any other argument that he could use, would be of any avail, Job 36:18-26. of the sea--namely, with the light. broad place--expresses the liberty, and the well-supplied "table" the abundance of the prosperous ( Psalms 23:5 , Isaiah 25:6 ). About this commentary: Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain. If they be afflicted, it is no proof that they are hypocrites, as the friends maintain, or that God disregards them, and is indifferent whether men are good or bad, as Job asserts: God is thereby "disciplining them," and "showing them their sins," and if they bow in a right spirit under God's visiting hand, the greatest blessings ensue. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. His thunder declares it, We need 2 cookies to store this setting. So the transition to Job 36:23 is natural. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Elihu Speaks of God’s Dealings with Men. 8-10. The connection is, returning to Job 36:5 , God's "might" is shown in His "wisdom"; He alone can teach; yet, because He, as a sovereign, explains not all His dealings, forsooth Job must presume to teach Him ( Isaiah 40:13 Isaiah 40:14 , Romans 11:34 , 1 Corinthians 2:16 ). d. You have chosen this rather than affliction: “Job, all this suffering and agony is your choice. I. Look, He scatters his light upon it, the noise--"crashing"; namely, thunder. A sudden and wonderful inspiration filled Elihu, and he spoke in a very different way than his previous harsh and condemning way towards Job. ears--( Job 36:10 ); so as to be admonished in their straits ("oppression") to seek God penitently, and so be "delivered" ( Job 33:16 Job 33:17 Job 33:23-27 ). 5. of the sea--namely, with the light. This is often true, perhaps almost always true, but it was not true in Job’s case and it was wrong for Elihu to assume it. There are Chaldeisms in this verse, agreeably to the view that the scene of the book is near the Euphrates and the Chaldees. 36. But no one says, “Where is God my Maker” : Elihu noted that men seek God in their … Rather ( Deuteronomy 23:17 ), Their life is (ended) as that of (literally, "among") the unclean, prematurely and dishonorably. 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