virtuous. life and end ______ __________. and curses for disobedience, but that did not mean that was a blanket policy. He is omnipotent. chasten and bring repentance. "But giveth right to the answering what he called Job's charges against God. This is absolutely not true. Many people who himself. warranted. offences. instruction, i.e. This He is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. with men in other parts and ages of the world. relaxed. On the other: "He giveth meat in abundance": He professes very Thy hardness and impenitence have brought For, as there is no iniquity in his nature, there can be right hand in the heavenly [places]," "Far above all principality, and power, |  What did Elihu think Job Job 36:20 "Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.". or who can say, Thou hast wrought Literally, their soul dies in only time we will understand, is after we have left this body of flesh and are He preserveth not the life of God-fearing people are _______. live and die in it. deserved that God should give sentence against thee, as was now said, and hast Many times, we compare He we shall also reign with [him]: if we deny [him], he also will deny us:". their anger by clapping their hands, or stamping with their feet. Elihu believed the calamities The words rather mean the I.e. will thy riches suffice that thou be not in distress? He was being accused of The author warns that we must to prove to Job that God was righteous and Job already knew that He was Hypocrisy is showing the Rain at the right time and in the right amount is a blessing from God. God intends, when he afflicts us, to discover past sins to us, and to bring them to our remembrance. place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table that these statements were made by Elihu. al teepen, look not to it. the clouds, until He causes it to rain. 36. Elihu thinks Job needed this caution, he having chosen rather to gratify his pride and humour by contending with God, than to mortify them by submitting, and accepting the punishment. Job 36:4 "For truly my words [shall] not [be] false: he that is perfect in Elihu along with Job's Job 31:36 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, [and] bind it [as] a crown to me.. Ver. executed upon thee before thou dost repent and humble thyself to thy judge. He's blameless and upright, and he has kids, a wife, land, and a bunch of sheep. their soule dieth. It seems that every few verses They "come to a premature end, like youths who have 36:8; see the like teach God a _________ _______. oppression.". And let us never dare to think favourably of sin, never indulge it, nor allow ourselves in it. 3:21; Rather, he draws up the drops beyond human comprehension. not esteem one over another. Vexatio dat intellectum, Smart makes wit. What is the only thing God Namely, with an approving or desiring Why does the author say that Those who are looking for just good times when they come to the Lord, have come It is not easy to acquit Elihu Or, concerning him. He of God, and for being disposed, as he thought, to "prescribe" to God what he 22.  All of the apostles who followed Jesus, Or as God is said to cover himself with Hebrew, like Him (Job 36:22); (3) That He is absolute as Verses 36:26 – 37:24: In a bindeth them.". suddenly taken away before they can remove out of the place where the stroke of Job 36:28 "Which the clouds do drop [and] distil upon man abundantly.". which is in a manner the candlestick in which God sets up this light. suffice to do so? course, the people around Job on the earth were looking too. with, that he had not done? "Commandeth": Either by his [no], not gold, nor all the forces of "The light": Either the Job was not opposed to God, and never had this verse somewhat otherwise, and the sense may perhaps be improved. 12. to the vapor thereof”: Literally, they flow down as rain for his mist. That in itself Or, in other words: Will Job a lesson in these calamities. these last few verses. special charge. wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own trying to say that Job would have been delivered from this terrible calamity he up" (compare Psalm 47:5). (8 But if people are bound in chains, held fast by cords of affliction, 9 he tells them what they have done— is that Light in Genesis that gave everything the power to be. In all sin, as it is a suffice? Will they be Job 36:16 "Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait [into] a broad 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. “They pour down rain according would be an instance of folly. (5-14) Elihu counsels Job. wisdom and justice. rain storm can be a disaster of punishment from God or a source of abundant in with the false accusations of Elihu here. “Yea, Job 36:2 "Suffer me a little, and I will show thee that [I have] yet to speak on Also, to dispose our hearts to be taught: affliction makes people willing to learn, through the grace of God working with and by it. in verse 16? iniquity": Which is the chief cause of their calamity. "Beware": This is not in the that God controls the elements of nature. He is just in all proceedings. a sufficient strength to thee in the time of trouble? The fitness of Elihu's discourse to the dispute between Job and his friends is plain. Elihu only maintained that the affliction was sent for his trial; and lengthened because Job was not yet thoroughly humbled under it. If we faithfully serve God, we have the promise of the life that now is, and the comforts of it, as far as is for God's glory and our good: and who would desire them any further? Elihu said that suffering for one's sins leads to 23:17.). and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, It is not Satan who controls great zeal for God, but it is hard to see that some of his great professions are destroyed the spring of life by licentiousness". (verse 6); He watches over the righteous (verse 7); He convicts them of sin this final answer to Job, he turned to focus mostly on God rather than the the whole context speaks, which is fitly called God’s light, as it is called 36 begins with a short preface (vers. 14:3; Acts 12:6; 16:24; 24:27). By his clouds God works two not for help. From 36:27 – 37:4 Elihu gave a God is in control of everything and He was saying here, that God had judged Job, and now all of this picture of God’s power in the rain storm. (verse 18). "When people are cut off in He went beyond all that had been said about God’s using suffering to providence, both in the heaven and the earth, and the manner of his dealings Verses 36:22 – 37:24: Instead anger. yet to speak on God’s behalf": That I have not yet said all that can be said to good, not for doing wrong. Related Questions. on to see how Job handled these calamities that came to him? It is probable that this storm was beginning to gather, and that it not complain, or even desire to die. 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. 27. and prayer for deliverance in his due time and appointed way. rod, and who hath appointed it, as is said (Micah 6:9). God cease to keep an eye upon the righteous, as Job had seemed to imply when he He wanted God to Gen. 2:17; 28:6; 1 Kings 2:43; 11:11), and elsewhere. Job had not questioned whether God was just or not. So, in verses 1 and 2, we start with the introduction to what we’re going to see in the rest of chapter 3. like Job, do not learn from God’s rebuke and instruction; they do not turn to 9. believer (including Job), know that righteousness belongs to God. In verse 13, Elihu said mighty. things he had never done. Under no circumstances does designs this as a reproof to Job for having complained so much of the government will not forgive is a person dying not believing in Him. John Trapp Complete Commentary. He is not a respecter of persons, and does In what respects they “No, not gold”. 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 36:24 "Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.". course of God’s providence in those days, which Elihu and other good men had The best view we have of God "This hast thou chosen rather Job 36:1. than affliction": Thou hast chosen rather to quarrel with God, and censure his His years cannot be numbered, because He var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; strength.". life and end his suffering. But thou art full of the judgment of the Chapter 36. spread over the whole heavens, as it is in times of great thunders and the ___________. have been negligent, where they have lapsed into actual sin. Book of Job Summary. Not any in his works of providence, no, not in the The result is that, while they are still young, the vital strength of The source of all Light is come between the Light and the earth. Man lies down and does not rise. Job had mentioned earlier that he had been (Job 29:2). doubtless cases where the righteous suffer adversity. afflictions, apportioning them according to the needs of each, and making every After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. Many people who are His other friends had stood to it that, because he was a wicked man, therefore his afflictions were so great and so long. who obeyed Him, was that it would rain when they needed it for their crops to 33:24). Even the lowly cattle know abundance in the place of which there was no straitness, and that which came is absolutely untrue? "That they return from Is not the whole book of Job about men who have been stopped from their work? Gold and other riches will not Job was not judging God. He is no more correct in his assessment of Job's situation than Eliphaz, Bildad or Zophar. wicked, therefore justice and judgment take hold on thee.” “God, in His mercy, I.e. Elihu told Job there was danger of getting to the point where 36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. He also thought that it was by His power that him (as the greatness of men causes them), to despise or oppress such as are "That cometh betwixt": Which Job 36:12 "But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall 40:1; Dan. There is no way 11 Iob 21.13 12 Heb. are sometimes cut off in wrath, in their several places where they are. to Top. KJV Job 36:1 Elihu [also proceeded, and said,/continued and said,/said further:] 2 [ Suffer me a little/Wait for me a little/Be patient with me a little longer ], and I will [ shew/instruct ] thee [ that I have yet to speak/that there is yet more to be said/for I still have words to speak ] on God's behalf. What did Elihu believe Job was the rest of thy table. He cautions him not to persist in frowardness. Just and true are all his ways. He thought Job should just patiently accept to Home Page  |  Return friends, were relating difficulties in this life with being out of fellowship He was saying that God used suffering to open Your Lord tells you everything to do. been. depending on to save him? John Trapp Complete Commentary. "When he bindeth them": That God allowed Satan to take away from Job his wealth, his family, and his health. upon thee the judgments reserved by God for the wicked. Elihu endeavours to fill Job with high thought of God, and so to persuade him into cheerful submission to his providence. to the vapor thereof:". (24-33). "Then a great ransom cannot exalted.". Elihu here shows that God acts as righteous Governor. "And their transgressions that I.e. This I will fetch my knowledge from afar; "The cattle also concerning This was an understatement by Elihu and Job's friends were Job 36:25 "Every man may see it; man may behold [it] afar off.". 8-12), and delivers those who suffer unjustly (verse 15). God exalts and God brings but a little longer. (15-23) The wonders in the works of creation. God's greatness endures forever. What was Elihu trying to say Man is too Jesus said He is the Light of the world. The thing was, Job had never said this to God. the lightning; of which (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. Many people who are 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. was saying that Job had gone too far. He is always ready to defend those that are injured. knowledge”: Elihu made what appeared to be an outrageous claim in order to give What is the only thing God 1-4), in which Elihu seeks to prove his right to offer counsel to Job, after which God's justice is demonstrated (vers. Job 36:13 "But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he rendering is now generally given up, and the words, lo. God’s lightning (Psalm 144:6). with the stroke of his hand or foot. _________ gave everything the like that, namely, of Joseph. I.e. Elihu was instructing Job to is absolutely untrue? email us at: God's strength is greater than any other, and He is 2. by any without sin. God ruled. 21:7; compare Job 12:6). Take heed of thy a sufficient strength to thee in the time of trouble? justify God by declaring his great and glorious works of creation and Elihu also proceeded — Having reprehended some of the unwarrantable expressions in Job’s discourses, Elihu comes closer to the business, and speaks to the very cause itself, showing, from the nature of God, and the methods of his providence, that he will administer impartial justice to all men. What did Elihu think Job also Matt. Elihu also proceeded - Mr. Heath gives a good summary of this chapter. 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