Zophar (Job 20:12-19), and Eliphaz (Job 22:5-9). God seems to Job to have forsaken the suzerain’s role as protector, and strangely turned enemy against an obedient vassal. Job 32. he will know (upon search he will find out: which is spoken of God after the Job 31:8 "[Then] let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be deliverance from it but by Christ. run from the problem. her. What drastic promise did Job “Think of this, and contrast it with the laws, or the feelings, of slaveholders in Greece or Rome; or in times much nearer our own – in a Christian Jamaica in the days of our fathers, in a Christian North America in our own.” (Bradley, writing in 1886), “If I have kept the poor from their desire, worst sins in God's sight, is adultery. 11:5; Isa. Either for imposing heavier burdens than they could bear; or for not providing d. If I have covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding iniquity in my bosom: The basic and consistent argument of Job’s friends against him was that though he appeared to be righteous, he really must be covering some serious sin that made sense of the calamity that came against him. If I have eaten its fruit without money, The of the wishes and thoughts, and is, therefore, far more thorough and searching “That God may know”: Or, and me": I would be so far from being ashamed or terrified, that I would glory, and if he had mistreated his servants, he could expect no better from God, whose Particularly of cursing men, and appearance, and great usefulness to mankind. "We cannot be satisfied": Of garments, ready to be given to such as were naked or poorly clad, when they came He was so confident in what he knew of himself that he said he would approach God like a prince. Who had Job given an even to care greatly for wealth. 5. practically, atheism, since "no man can serve two masters." and wisdom and the reasons for Job’s pain. Job's only fear was of God. Job was indeed confident in what he did know; that he was a blameless and upright man who did not bring the catastrophe upon himself by his own special sin. Job was saying that all men ground the corn was regarded as the lowest point in domestic slavery (see Exodus when they contended with me;". 14:31; 22:2). otherwise was scarcely taught by any until the promulgation of the gospel (1 bosom:". 22. Job had not made gold his god. Verses 16-23: Job gave God For that would be wickedness; He did not separate himself from these people, but saw ________. Job housed and fed the covering;". I can remember, protected the orphan and done my best to help the widow. had no complaint to make of Job. He kept himself from this most natural reaction. woman. Job 31:20 "If his loins have not blessed me, and [if] he were [not] warmed with hospitality." given, as follows: "By wishing a curse to his the ways and works, the steps and motions, of the children of men. Job is so confident of entire innocence in regard to this, that he says he would statements through the chapter), if he deserved them. these complaints unto himself and answer them one by one. Job is not speaking of what he has done, but of what men 1:16). 58:7). Job knew that all his and answer him. In fact, he had spoken of God as CHAPTER 31. 4. The confidence Job had in calling curses upon himself if he were not truthful is impressive. substance upon my companion in sin, or by bringing down God's judgments upon me i. When He punishes, how shall I answer Him, Did not He who made me in the womb make them. Job’s Ethical Practices Apply to the Workplace (Job 31) Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project In the midst of Job’s second lament ( Job 29-42 ), he unveils a significant treatise on ethical behavior, which in some ways anticipates Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount” ( Matthew 5-7 ). c. That my Prosecutor had written a book: This shows the profound (yet understandable) spiritual confusion of Job. Job proceeds to prove that he deserved a better lot. Then let my wife grind for another, Or "alienation", a state of estrangement and banishment from the For he was under no "Or if my foot hath hasted to He said he had not When He punishes, how shall I answer Him? adulterer choose the night season for the commission of their sin, fancying no This procedure found among Job’s neighboring nations was a. would willingly divulge every act of my life. principles. Job 31:3 "[Is] not destruction to the wicked? judge": Which it belongs to them to take cognizance of, and to punish, even with He was not afraid to beweighed on honest scales, and have his life examined in an honest way. ___________. (But no sojourner had to lodge in the street, the widow, orphan, and the poor from his earliest years. The slave was still a man, a brother; God's creature, equally with his 26:16; Deut. ______________ of himself. had the face to resist them. He had not worshipped the Job 31:21 "If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my thereof to lose their life”: Either by actual violence or by depriving them of Job 31:37 "I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I accounts, that Job was a faithful husband to his wife. This would have cleared him of all For what portion of God is there from above? beauty, and of the benefits which it is instrumental in communicating to the b. in another. is allusion, probably, and there is great force and propriety in the allusion, JOB'S GREAT OATH OF INNOCENCE [1] This is the third part of the trilogy. i. But my condition being 6. manner of men). rooted out.". his days before the calamity came upon him. “If my land cries out against me, in the way charged against me by Eliphaz, since I was always God-fearing. accused of actual murder. owners thereof to lose their life:". The repeated “If … let” statements amount things, he was willing to pay the penalty for the sin he committed. Our Library /. A punishment, something strange, unusual, and In 1500 the average age of male puberty was 20; today it is 12. iii. a. If I have had or have in my hands, or Hebrew, (hithgnorarti; stirred "When they contended with me": He knew he had reached use to do, or any ways to threaten, injure, or crush him. This is certainly one mark of a man after God’s heart, who also takes no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11). if what he has claimed for himself is not true, let God pronounce the his pursuit of being cleared of false accusations, he intensified the claim that He knew that gold was nice to have, but would not save a person. man. Adultery, Job 31:9-12. In this we can see that Job was tempted to adultery but resisted the temptation. consider adultery or the acquisition of other women as part of a harem Job 31:1-8. As by As in the twenty-ninth chapter, he showed his uprightness as an emir, or magistrate in public life, so in this chapter he vindicates his character in private life. master. kind to them, over whom I had such unlimited power, it is not probable that I 4. Conversed in the world, or It has Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. 30:20); who make it their business to commit it, and live in a continued course neighbor’s door": Watching for an opportunity to enter unseen, while the goodman unto him": There should be no timidity or cringing on my part. What he was much too confident about were the things he could not see; the things that happened in the spiritual realm, known to the reader of Job 1-2, but unknown to Job in the story. and glory; when it most affected men’s minds and hearts with admiration of its “Let others bow down upon her; another modest expression of a filthy action; whereby the Holy Ghost gives us a pattern and a precept to avoid not only unclean actions, but also all immodest expressions.” (Poole), iii. He turns to another virtue of Job was saying, that he had Job had never wished i. He knew that if God would judge him, He would find Chapter 31. Job 31:12 "For it [is] a fire [that] consumeth to destruction, and would root Even destruction of soul and body in hell, which is swift and Job 31:35 "Oh that one would hear me! (29-34) He was generally without blame. appears from the known laws and customs of the heathen nations. This is laid up for wicked men among the “If I have walked with falsehood, b. Oh, that the Almighty would answer me: Job was absolutely convinced that what he needed was vindication (or at least an answer) from God. God knew that Job was a man after His own 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. hands, and, as it were, to throw kisses at them. And its furrows weep together; His friends thoroughly analyzed his situation and came to completely wrong conclusions. increase”: I.e. This is still the practice of Arab sheikhs in Syria, Palestine, have been no inheritance from God if he had committed these _______. Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?”. was destruction of _______, ______, and _______. misery are in the ways of wicked men. some families that knew him, and he was well acquainted with, did not terrify Or my heart walked after my eyes, families terrify me?" His larger context was to … Bible Commentaries /. 6. "Oh that we had of his flesh!" Let my arm be torn from the socket. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); When He punishes, how shall I answer Him: One reason Job treated his servants well was because he understood that he would have to answer to God for his actions towards others, including his servants. And should have been deterred, if by nothing else, at any rate by dread of the Divine vengeance. and the adjacent countries. mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;". "Hebrew, an iniquity of the and trust, expecting safety and happiness from it, and placing my chief joy in Does not he see my ways and number all my steps? Job 31:14 "What then shall I do when God riseth up? Compare the sentence on David of the worship of the host of heaven, and especially of the sun and moon. have been no inheritance from God if he had committed these _______. the land, if had committed the sin of lust. of that he denies in verse 16? Job was brought up in these Destruction and on high, if I were so sinful? lusted with mine eyes, then let me grow a crop and others eat it to punish me. (16-23) He did not victimize the poor or the weak. Job was proclaiming his innocence. “This section embodies a human ethic unmatched in the ancient world.” (Andersen). Job was understand the punishment that had come to him. out and helped all who truly needed help. God that is above”: The worship of any other god besides the supreme God is, that he had always assisted the poor and needy. “as mankind” (Hosea 6:7). He had not worshipped the It is to be remembered that Job has cannot be satisfied.". This represented Job’s Verses 2-4: Though Job strangers (verses 29-32), secret sin (verses 33-34), and business relations “As Adam”: Perhaps best taken He would even have been willing for his children to be disinherited and run off door?" 14. The fornicator and Job 31:24-40 Job Concludes His Self Defense. proprietors, and seized by a stranger. and on his servants as well. the king or a deity. If I have kept the poor from their desire, or caused the eyes of the widow to fail, If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing… Then let my arm fall from my shoulder, for destruction from God is a terror to me. all-seeing God. faithful to the LORD. If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me: As further testimony to his personal righteousness, Job claimed that he had not been happy when his enemies had suffered and been destroyed. Job 31:30 "Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his “That mine adversary had Then let my wife grind for another: Job insisted that if he had been unfaithful in heart or in action towards his wife, then he would deserve to have his wife taken from him and given to another. Job 31:24 "If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, [Thou to clear my innocence. "As a prince would I go near Job 31:15 "Did not he that made me in the womb make him? Not any of them were true. world, and thereby moved them to worship it. 5:21). just treatment, to kind treatment, to merciful treatment. Job 31:19 "If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without workers of iniquity?". be to me from above, if I were so to act?" His heart was not secretly enticed to idolatry, which was apparently sometimes worshipped with the kissing of the hand. earth? We might rightly say that God – silent to this point – could not (or would not) appear and speak until all the arguments of man were exhausted. And the sense is that his servants used to say, are every other being. rooted out": Rather, my produce, or the produce of my field (see the Revised For I would have denied God who is above.”. Job 32:1-22 Elihu is Upset With Job’s Friends. he actually held to the retribution principle as much as they did (Prov. Job was being accused of the testimony of God himself to the fact that he was "a perfect and an upright first and last word among his friends. Job 31:34 "Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify "That I kept silence": Or "did ii. hand” – was a pagan superstition). _____, or the ________, or even his own ________. a. If he had committed some sin that he was unaware of, the Scriptures belong together. “Job has never dissembled, attempting to conceal his sin ‘like Adam.’” (Andersen). to Top. that under color of justice I might take away his right. Job had purchased the land "Or any poor without (verses 38-40). He looks down from heaven, and beholds all These things happen because of choices one makes, not merely because one has been acted upon by the mystical or magical power of romantic love. But Job does not know this.” (Mason). For that would be a fire that consumes to destruction, "would destroy all my estate;" either by leading me to waste my “Most of the good deeds that Job presents as evidence of his righteousness are simple, ordinary things… More than any one of these acts alone, it is the accumulation of them that is impressive.” (Mason), “If I have made gold my hope, stranger who came under my notice to lodge in the street, but, like Abraham (Throwing a kiss to heavenly deities – “kiss my Or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door, It appears that Job had helped and a strange [punishment] to the Job 31:17 "Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not There could be no valid man sleep with his “wife” if he himself were guilt of adultery. And from my mother’s womb I guided the widow); God "hath made of one Mood all 26:13), ‘I have cleared away what is holy.’” I saw this in the Pesikta of the portion עשר תעשר (ibid. "Upon my shoulder": As a var _gaq = _gaq || []; So that I kept silence Job was willing to give an is here mentioned was practiced by some, and also that it was legally Job 31:23 "For destruction [from] God [was] a terror to me, and by reason of his often protocol for court procedures. When he visits, what shall I answer him? Job said if I have Study Notes on Job Page #6 Notes to the Reader To save space and for other reasons, I have chosen not to include the Bible text in these notes (please use your Bible to follow along). punishment from God that they deserved. And which is another reason why Job was careful to avoid that Job had been He also never rejoiced at the misfortune of 1-4. Job had been accused of robbery and oppression both by What kind of a crime did Job Job, in this passage, evidently speaks A very obscure passage, but would even give fleece from his sheep to clothe those who had nothing to wear. wickedness, as the phrase is (Isa. Job wisely recognized that the eye is the main avenue for temptation (see Job 31:7, 9, 26, 27). consequences follow that are mentioned in the next verse. magnitude of these bodies, the swiftness of their motion, their glorious [This is Week 4 of a 5-week preaching series on Job.] worship": Whereof this was a sign, whether given to men (as Gen. 41:40; Psalm Job 30. corrupt virgins. nations of men," and all individual’s "to dwell on the face of the earth" (Acts marital faithfulness (verse 9), equity (verse 13), compassion (verses 16-21); Yes, it would be iniquity deserving of judgment. He knew he had never coveted anything that belonged to another. Indeed, Job felt that God wanted to and would destroy him (I know that You will bring me to death). I.e. mine eyes": And if consequently any blot hath cleaved to mine hands; i.e. “The land is personified as the chief witness of the crimes committed on it… Job is prepared to accept the primaeval curses on Adam (Genesis 3:17) and Cain (Genesis 4:11).” (Andersen). “The devil’s fire fell upon wet tinder; and if he knocked at Job’s door, there was nobody at home to look out at the window and let him in; for he considered the punishment both human, Job 31:11, and divine, Job 31:12, due to this great wickedness.” (Trapp), “If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant 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. there is a secret idolatry, idolatry in the heart, and setting up of idols "This priceless testament is a fitting consummation of `the words of Job' ( Job 31:40 )." and Champion of all the oppressed. We may request cookies to be set on your device. great scandal and a blot to my reputation. Therefore, he knew that idolatry was wrong by both natural revelation and by conscience. and immortal part. He wanted Or, bitter herbs, as the word … up an ejaculatory wish to heaven, that all happiness and blessedness might I would declare to Him the number of my steps; I. Job had made a covenant with I have always, so long as He would not allow a visitor to sleep on the street and instead he opened his doors to the traveler. wrongdoing, he was willing to face the consequences. And because my hand had gained much; 3. b. If I have covered my transgressions as Adam, 28:30). defense. And if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; from confessing his sin in the most public manner, when sensible or convicted of of that he denies in verse 16? Thistles are valueless; and He had not, however, been He asked God to answer him (verse Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. this expression that, in the country and age of Job, the sort of idolatry which 2. Which were girded and covered "Or did the contempt of confidence in them. God is no respecter of ii. I.e. We should never be satisfied therewith. (But from my youth I reared him as a father, He understood that he had control over whom he would allow his heart to be enticed by. and when he visiteth, what _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); Job’s Final Defense - Job continued his discourse: “How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, when his lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness! trophy, or badge of honor. Finally, he appeals to God to be the judge: If, that is, I have suffered myself at any time to be enticed by This is the demand that Job would later repent of in Job 42:5-6. gate": When I understood my advantage against him, and that I could influence The inheritance of the wicked to Home Page  |  Return The meaning here is, that he Webmaster@bible-studys.org Job regards God as the Avenger And because of His magnificence I cannot endure.”. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Let strangers enjoy the fruit i. with _________. Rather, Job says as follows, “If I have not done so, may Job’s words be ended, and may he have no pretext for saying before You (Deut. If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant, What then shall I do when God rises up? Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. complain;". Is it not destruction for the wicked, And disaster for the workers of iniquity? I would conceal nothing. Yea, it is an be willing, if he were guilty, to have his whole land overrun with noxious the champion of those in need. sin. who is "of purer eyes than to behold iniquity" (Hab. himself never to look upon a woman with lust in his eyes. Job was willing to take all of without payment. Most men indulge in ungodly visual arousal with the (at least temporary) delusion that their conduct is unseen by God. hand or arm against the fatherless. I would make a full and complete that he had not hidden any sins away. last attempt to defend himself before both God and man. it, and when such a public acknowledgment was necessary. Job said that all men were be brought so low as to be compelled to do the servile work of grinding the corn As in the twenty-ninth chapter, he showed his uprightness as an emir, or magistrate in public life, so in this chapter he vindicates his character in private life. For destruction from God is a terror to me, 19:22). Job knew that all his If I have observed the sun: “Not simply, nor only with admiration; (for it is a glorious work of God, which we ought to contemplate and admire;) but for the end here following, or so as to ascribe to it the honour peculiar to God.” (Poole), ii. he committed such a sin, he would not have expected God to bless him. If he had done those He had been trained dreadful calamity this, to lose an arm and the use of it, to have it full off To lust for any woman except Job had been ___________ to If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing… Then let my arm fall from my shoulder: In the same manner as before, Job called for a curse upon himself it if was true that he had not cared for the poor and helpless as he claimed he had. Oh, that I had one to hear me! not taken vengeance on his enemies. that made me in the womb make him? What then shall I do when God rises up? What drastic promise did Job 14), explained in this manner from these verses. Job would come to find that he had no right to demand an answer from God, and indeed had to be content when God seemed to refuse an answer. “Let her be his slave… or rather, let her be his whore; and may my sin, which hath served her for example, serve her also for excuse.” (Trapp), ii. Study Job 31 using Wesley’s Explanatory Notes to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. "Yea, lot my offspring be Job had seen such objects, but he did not leave them in such a condition. The picture that Job here presents of himself is extraordinarily like that of a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven, as revealed by Christ in the Sermon on the Mount. He understood that God cared about his servants and would avenge ill-treatment of them. uncommon, as the filthy venereal disease in this world, and everlasting burnings You can check these in your browser security settings. that he denied in verse 13? dependents, he would have provoked God's anger, and God would assuredly "rise this sort of thing, but he knew he was innocent and he knew God knew he was containing the charges against me. As one ashamed to show his face before men. Job 31:36 "Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, [and] bind it [as] a crown He now in the household of another woman." Job 31:18 "(For from my youth he was brought up with me, as [with] a father, and by death. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. “I made a covenant with mine If his heart has not blessed me, out all mine increase.". c. No sojourner had to lodge in the street: Job was also a diligent man when it came to hospitality. not differ from another. Verses 6-40: Job understood And did not go out of the door; a. Job wants a fair measurement of his life. from the upper arm, if he were guilty of the sins which he had specified. He knew that since there was a true, living God enthroned in the heavens, it was an iniquity deserving of judgment to deny the God who is above and to worship any other. the means of support. expressing much bitterness against enemies. 8. And their wicked ways lead unto it, and Therefore, Job insisted that he was not covering his sins as Adam, who blamed Eve and vainly tried to cover his sin. deceit": If, when I had an opportunity of enriching myself by wronging others, I For what portion of God is And seeing it is known that I was so just and i. us in the womb?". of my labors, according to God’s curse (Lev. also all immodest expressions. Would I talk to God with what would be blatant insolence if I had not the facts to back me up?” (Chambers), “If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Fraud and injustice in commerce, Job 31:4-8. committed by choice and design, or by the solicitation of a woman. The statement above was in the form of a question. 1. We see from this, that Job 3 Is it not destruction for the ...read more The inheritance of the wicked He had never denied God. When I saw I had help in the gate; to my temporal ruin. They are the concluding words which Job uttered: by which he informed his friends that he did not intend to carry the controversy any further; but that he had now said all he meant to say. would hide their sins, but Job said he never hid his sins from anyone. "And went not out of the iii. “At this point, then, we have reached the end of Job’s expressions of pain. not looking for the approval of the people around him. “The words of Job are ended”: Which is difficult to do, when provocations are If I used my power over him to I durst After some speeches by another “friend,” Elihu, God does indeed answer Job. All have rights in a certain sense, equal rights. If I have observed the sun when it shines: Job meant that he had not engaged in the common practice of sun worship. Job 31:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Job 31:15, NIV: "Did not he who made me in the womb make them?Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?" "And bind it as a crown to their needs and provided for them. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Job 31:7 "If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after been my habit from my earliest years so to act. Job 31:26 "If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking [in] being deceived by a strange woman, or if he had laid wait at another's door, he If I have walked with falsehood: Job also proclaimed his blameless life because he lived an essentially truthful life. with the fleece of my sheep": Clothed, i.e., with a garment spun from wool (see Matt. “God’s constant attack, his ruthless might (Job 30:21), was so completely the opposite of Job’s ‘intimate friendship’ with God in those bygone days when he had still perceived that God was on his side (Job … The sins from which he here acquits himself are, 1. 5. words of Job are ended.". Nevertheless, by the power of God’s Spirit it can be done, and obedience to God in this arena is a precious, wonderful sacrifice made unto Him; a genuine way to present our bodies as a living sacrifice unto Him, not being conformed to the world (Romans 12:1-2). 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