Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. ©2019 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. 9 Not the great in years are wise, And the aged do not understand what is right. E. The Speeches of Elihu (Job 32:1–37:24) 1. But you do have something to say. 2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. He believes Job’s excessive talking is an act of rebellion against God (Job 32-37). Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. [Hearken/Listen] to me; Your email address will not be published. But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding: Elihu believed that just because Job and his three friends were older, it did not mean that they were the only ones with a spirit in a man, and the only one who had received understanding from the Almighty. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. [because/for] [he justified/justifying] himself [rather than/before] God. Surely not one of you convinced Job, or answered his words: Elihu was frustrated because Job’s friends didn’t put him in his place the way he thought they should. For he is not a man as I am — But one infinitely superior to me in majesty and power, wisdom and justice. Elihu̵. Indeed my belly is like wine that has no vent; According to Elihu, the new element is that he is inspired to speak the wisdom Job’s friends lacked. 9 [Great men/The abundant in years/It is … the aged who] [are not always/may not be] wise: a. So, Elihu assures us all that what he says is not motivated by his favoritism toward Job to the detriment of his friends or vice versa. Now because they were years older than he, Elihu had waited to speak to Job. The thinker and writer G.K. Chesterson wrote this about men like Elihu: “I believe what really happens in history is this: the old man is always wrong; and the young people are always wrong about what is wrong with him. Job 32:2 "Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God." Because he appears, dominates all discussion and then abruptly leaves, some modern commentators think that he wasn’t really part of the story and was inserted into the account later by the author or another editor. 3. So, the net effect of Job’s speeches has been to make himself look good – and that basically leaves God looking bad. Chapter 32. Else my Maker would soon take me away.”. He speaks without partiality. We can easily understand how Elihu felt this. And so, this is now where the narrator hands it off to Elihu. (1-5) Elihu and his dissatisfaction with the answers of Job’s friends. (1-5) Elihu and his dissatisfaction with the answers of Job’s friends. (Job 9:32 RSV) In Hebrew, his words are literally, Would that there were an umpire between us, oh that there were a daysman, a mediator between us who might lay his hand upon us both. They were leveling false accusations against a man that they knew to be righteous. “His pedigree is this particularly described, partly for his honour… and principally to evidence the truth of this history, which otherwise might seem to be but a poetical fiction.” (Poole), iii. He’s a Buzite. But you do have something to say. We’ve had the narrator’s infallible perspective on Elihu. (Read Job 32:1-5) Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced. And it likely took place around Edom – outside of and to the southeast of Israel. Posted on Apr 6, 2005 by Beyond Today Editor Estimated reading time: 10 minutes. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. E. The Speeches of Elihu (Job 32:1–37:24) 1. JOB 32-37 Notes / Commentary: The Message of Elihu. Hence Elihu's conclusion - Job 32:8. Elihu is going speak what he believes to be true and he doesn’t care whom he offends by it. 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. You can check these in your browser security settings. So, it will be very interesting to do just like we’ve done with Job and his friends – to evaluate what Elihu says and see how true and factual and helpful it is. KJV Job 32:1 [So/Then] these three men [ceased/refused] [to answer/answering/to answer further] Job, Elihu is afraid that they’ll just let God do what in his mind they should actually be doing. 32 So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. And yet, the time has come for Elihu to speak. Job has been justifying himself – proclaiming that he’s not guilty of any sort of crime that would call for the punishment that he’s been experiencing. And Elihu can do at least that much. 4 Now Elihu [had waited/waited] [till Job had spoken/to speak to Job/before speaking to Job], Job 32:8, ESV: "But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand." 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. But Job is done talking and so are the friends. There is a spirit in a man: “So the sense of the place is, Every man, as a man, whether old or young, hath a reasonable soul, by which he is able in some measure to discern between good and evil, and to judge of men’s opinions and discourses; and therefore I also may venture to deliver my opinion.” (Poole), ii. Usually young men are the disputants and old men the moderators; but here, when old men were the disputants, as a rebuke to them for their unbecoming heat, a young man is raised up to be the moderator. They had given him their answers. The “family of … When we experience things that make no sense to us and that are painful and irritating – our response to that suffering can reflect poorly on the God who is wisely bringing the suffering into our life. There is, however, a deeper and truer method. Yet Elihu pressed forward, asking for this audience. He reproves them. He believed that he could be an effective spokesman for Job before God, even as Job had cried out for before (Job 9:32-33). That I should answer him — That I should presume to debate my cause with him, or answer his allegations against me. because he was righteous in his own eyes. The practical form it takes is this: that, while the old man may stand by some stupid custom, the young man always attacks it with some theory that turns out to be equally stupid.”, ii. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. God took no notice of him except to interrupt him.” (Morgan). I listened to your reasonings, while you searched out what to say. c. Let me not, I pray, show partiality to anyone; nor let me flatter any man. Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he … 33) Man Has No Right to Complain (ch. [but stood still/because they stop/because they stand there], But this information makes it possible that Job’s story took place even within the life of Abraham or shortly thereafter. And so, that leads Elihu to acknowledge now that the older among us are not always the wisest. c. Then the wrath of Elihu… was aroused against Job: Apparently, Elihu was a silent listener at the whole dialogue up to this point. 11 [Behold/Look], I waited for [your words/you to speak]; 1 So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Job 32:8: Genesis 2:7 Leviticus 16:21-22 Ecclesiastes 7:29 Ezekiel 18:4 Matthew 6:19-20 1 Corinthians 2:9-16 1 … ELIHU'S LONG DISCOURSE:. THE FIRST OF ELIHU'S SIX-CHAPTER SPEECH. When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was aroused. And what these men have demonstrated is that even though they are the oldest – they are not the wisest. So I will not answer him with your words.”. Job 32:1-5. He speaks without partiality. 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. Chapter 32. That Job justified himself rather than God. There’s a way to respond to suffering that might make people feel sorry for you – but think wrong thoughts of your God. and [answered/answer] no more[;)/?/,]. e. Because they were years older than he, Elihu had waited to speak to Job: Out of respect for those older than he, Elihu held back for as long as he felt he could. "Because he was righteous tn his own eyes " - The Septuagint, Syriac, Arabic, and Chaldee, all read, "Because he was righteous in THEIR eyes ;" intimating, that they were now convinced that he was a holy man, and that they had charged him foolishly. [whilst ye searched out/while you pondered/while you were searching for] [what to say/words]. Commentaries for Job Chapter 32 Elihu is displeased at the dispute between Job and his friends. 32:1-5 Job 32:1-6a is in prose, like 31:40c. But at the beginning (Job 32) and at the end (Job 37), they are skillfully woven into the fabric of the book and made to play a legitimate role.” (Smick), v. “But still the question has been asked, Who was Elihu? [then his wrath was kindled/his anger burned/he became very angry]. For I do not know how to flatter, And so, Elihu is rightfully angry at Job. Elihu was displeased with Job's friends because they had not been candid to Job. But here’s one thing we know – that the narrator is always right. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. But Elihu wants to assure his audience that when he does speak – he’s not going to be partial to anyone. And as that’s been happening – who’s coming out of it looking good? Elihu appears and disappears suddenly; yet he does belong and his speech makes sense here. And so, Elihu is afraid that these friends were planning to abdicate what he views to be their responsibility to answer Job. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. 1. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. But it’s as if Elihu’s boldness in telling these older men that he’s now going to speak causes him to once again defend his doing this. Great men are not always wise, Job 32 – Hearing from Elihu A. I [gave ear/listened/listened closely] to your [reasons/reasonings/wise thoughts], Job: Patience in Suffering 2 Lessons by Rob Harbison INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION Lesson 1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Author: Anonymous. Then the wrath of Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was aroused against Job; his wrath was aroused because he justified himself rather than God. (Job 9:32-33) That is the cry of a heart that recognizes that God is higher and … 5. Or is it the innocent suffering Job that comes out of this looking good? 1. More years = more wisdom, or at least it should. And so, Elihu listened and listened and listened. Elihu was justly displeased with Job, as more anxious to clear his own character than the justice and goodness of God. Let me not, I pray, show partiality to anyone; 2. I must open my lips and answer. And that’s the third and last time that Elihu is going to speak of his “opinion” in this chapter. Click on the different category headings to find out more. And the author informs us that as Job finishes his last speech, so too do his friends. Elihu enters into the debate to break the impasse (Job 32:1–22) 2. 22 For I know not to give [flattering/honorary] titles; Hence Elihu's conclusion - Job 32:8. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. I will speak, that I may find relief; The stage is clear, for Job and his three friends have sat down, and neither he nor they have any thing more to say; it is therefore very seasonable for a moderator to interpose, and Elihu is the man. It’s a good thing that Elihu wanted to wait for the older men to speak before speaking himself. Bible Commentary Job 32:2-33:33. “The Buzite he is called, either from his progenitor Buz, the son of Nahor, who was the brother of Abraham, and had by Milchah, Huz, his firstborn (of whom some think Job came), and Buz, his brother, Genesis 22:21; or else from his country, the city of Buz, a city of Idumea, Jeremiah 25:23.” (Trapp), ii. Or answered his words; We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. 3 Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. There is a dramatic interruption in the Book of Job at this spot; and, of course, many modern scholars explain Elihu's speech variously as, "the work of another author," [1] "a later addition," [2] and as, "speeches (of Elihu) that violently disturb the original structure of the book." Nevertheless, we can say that in principle Elihu was correct. That he had something new to offer, Job 32:14-17. (15-22)1-5 Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced. “They are dismayed and answer no more; Elihu. And dared not declare my opinion to you. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. 8 Still the spirit, it is in mortal man, And the breath of the Almighty, that giveth them understanding. So, Elihu goes on to state that he’s not going to give the same answers to Job as these friends have done. Indeed I waited for your words, Maybe he spoke verse 15 directly to Job. Job 32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. 2. And in the process, he’s sort of called into question God’s rightness in his situation. But for Job here, this seems to be saying that he simply is viewing himself as God was viewing him. I [also/too] will [shew/tell/explain] [mine opinion/what I know]. b. ([for/because/but because] they [spake not/do not speak], ii. I will open my lips [and/so that I may] answer. The friends had forced themselves and Job into a false dilemma: either Job is right or God is right. I paid close attention to you; 19 Behold, [my belly is/inside I am] as wine which hath no [vent/outlet]; But there is a spirit in man, For I am full of words; the spirit within me compels me: Elihu certainly was full of words; for this and the next five chapters he will drone on and on, unable to shut up and unable to let anyone else speak. We recall from our last message in Job that Job 31 – the chapter that precedes this one – ends with a statement to the effect that “the words of Job have ended.”. No. That he never set his heart upon the wealth of this world. 32:1 So these three men refused to answer Job further, because he was righteous in his own eyes. i. Nor do the aged always understand justice.”. [in so doing/if I did] my maker would [soon/quickly] [take me away/do away with me]. 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. Dialogue with Elihu (Job 32-37) Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project. “It is obvious that Elihu does have some glaring faults: he talks too much; he repeats himself; he is enormously conceited. In the mind of Elihu, it was fortunate that he had so much energy and so many words, because now he could start where the three friends had left off. (Job 32) 1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. They still thought that Job was completely wrong, but they felt he was so confirmed in his own opinions (he was righteous in his own eyes) that it was useless to keep the discussion going. Is it God – who is almost senselessly – probably even incorrectly – bringing suffering into Job’s life? And if those around you are thinking right – that kind of behavior might make them angry – like Elihu. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. All of them tried to prove Job wrong but none was able to do it convincingly. ‘There is a spirit in man!’ Open your spirit to the divine Spirit as you open a window to the sunny air.” (Meyer). 2 Then the wrath of Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was aroused against Job; his wrath was aroused because he justified himself rather than God. There are beardless sages and greyheaded children.” (Trapp), iii. I too will declare my opinion. “How young he was, or how old they were, we cannot tell; but there was no doubt a great disparity in their ages.” (Clarke), So Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, answered and said: But what Elihu is saying is that these men did not find the right answers to Job’s objections. Job 22-26 24 Job 27-31 26 Job 32-37 29 Job 38-40:5 31 Job 40:6-42:17 34 . Because they stood still and answered no more. [and, behold,/Indeed/yet] there was [none of you/no one] [that convinced/who refuted/proving … wrong] Job, (6-14) He speaks without partiality. [they left off speaking/words fail them/they have nothing left to say]. 2 [Then/But] [was kindled the wrath of/the anger of … burned/became very angry] Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the [kindred/family] of Ram: Now, we’re given a short genealogy of this man. And surely not one of you convinced Job, OK, so your wisdom is not just a natural thing. Now he has not directed his words against me; He takes issue with Job's claim of innocence while charging God with counting him as His enemy. For I am full of words; The name is Hebrew, and its signification, My-God-is-He, is as clearly Hebrew as that of some names of analogous meaning in our own language.” (Bradley), iv. In Chapter 32 we come to a rather sudden and unexpected turn in the development of the book of Job. And to apply this to our lives, I think we need to note that what we say and how we behave during our times of suffering can reflect poorly on our God. 20 I will speak, that I may [be refreshed/find relief]: The fact that he is angry at both sides of the debate separates him from Job, on the one hand, but also from the other three friends.” (Mason). Commentary on Job 31:24-32 (Read Job 31:24-32) Job protests, 1. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. and [durst not/afraid to] [shew/tell/explain to] you [mine opinion/what I think/what I know]. I also will declare my opinion.’ Introduction (ch. No – a person needs God’s spirit for wisdom. Add to my study list. 13 [Lest ye should/Do not/So do not] say. Learn how your comment data is processed. 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. And he’s planning to find relief by opening his mouth and letting out all of the thoughts that he thinks will be helpful for the situation. I [also/too/, even I,] will [shew/tell/explain] [mine opinion/what I think/what I know]. Job 32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. External Opposition to God’s Work and the Response of God’s People in Nehemiah 2. 8 Still the spirit, it is in mortal man, And the breath of the Almighty, that giveth them understanding. What approach to making money will increase it according to Proverbs 13 11. I am young [in years…], That’s not why he was suffering – because of his sin. [or/Not one of you] [that answered/was answering] his [words/statements]: But actually literally these older men had answered Job. Through the determination to be rich, numbers ruin their souls, or pierce themselves with many sorrows. Job 32 Commentary: I think that many of us have found ourselves in situations in which two people are arguing. And that kind of behavior – as Elihu sat and observed it alongside of us – that made him angry. Just like we have over the past several months! That he had patiently heard all they had to say, Job 32:11-13. INTRODUCTION TO JOB 32. And what the narrator says is unquestionably right. The spirit within me compels me. “It is true Elihu is not mentioned elsewhere in the book; so his speeches could be left out. d. Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused: Elihu was also angry at Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar because they had failed to solve the controversy (they had found no answer), while at the same time they were (in Elihu’s opinion) too harsh against Job (and yet had condemned Job). And we’ve witnessed that. because [they/the others] were [elder/years older/older] than he. And of course, this would have been insulting to these men who have just been trying to understand God’s ways and have failed miserably at it. For I do not know how to flatter, else my Maker would soon take me away: Elihu was determined to flatter no man, except himself. Job 32:1-5. Now, it can be difficult to know who’s right in the book of Job. In Chapter 32, we have several reasons to … That’s how stories work – the one telling them is never wrong. Divers of Job's friends were present, that came … Yet what he did not understand was that both Job and God were right. So, that’s a little information on where Elihu comes from. And when it comes down to it, Elihu is full of things to say! [and/but] ye are [very old/elderly]; [wherefore/therefore/that is why] I was [afraid/shy/fearful], He’s simply speaking truth as he sees it. It is by far the longest single speech in the Book of Job, longer than even God’s speech in later chapters. We just hear his getting us ready for his argument. (Job 9:32-33) That is the cry of a heart that recognizes that God is higher and greater and richer and holier than man, and man can't reach him. Well, that’s the situation that the biblical character Elihu finds himself in – in the 32nd chapter of the book of Job. Of all the friends of Job, Elihu is the only one with a genealogy. So, what is the narrator saying made Elihu angry with Job? Because that’s all that these guys have been giving each other – their opinions. Center for Biblical Theology and Eschatology. Elihu professes to speak by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and corrects both parties... View the entire commentary. Coffman Commentaries on the Bible. He is the classic angry young man, and from the outset what we need to notice about this kind of anger is that it puts him in a class by himself. 35) Man Must Focus on God's Wisdom and Power (ch. b. Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: This is the first mention of Elihu in the Book of Job. b. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He waited for his elders to give their wisdom – but seeing that they are displaying a serious lack of it, it’s now his turn to talk. [neither/nor/and so … not] will I [answer/reply to] him with your [speeches/arguments]. (Job 9:32 RSV) In Hebrew, his words are literally, Would that there were an umpire between us, oh that there were a daysman, a mediator between us who might lay his hand upon us both. He didn’t commit any sin worthy of the suffering that he’s receiving. THE INTRODUCTION ( IN PROSE) OF ELIHU. The stage is clear, for Job and his three friends have sat down, and neither he nor they have any thing more to say; it is therefore very seasonable for a moderator to interpose, and Elihu is the man. Elihu the Buzite Job: chapter 32 1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Elihu professes to speak by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and corrects both parties... View the entire commentary. The mention of his genealogy is important, because it reminds us that Elihu was not a fictional character. Buz was a son of Abraham’s brother. But it’s not just Job with whom Elihu is angry. it is ready to burst like new [bottles/wineskins]. It’s not a given that the older you are, the wiser you just naturally are. (1-5) He reproves them. Job's three friends being silenced, and having no more to say in reply to him, Elihu, of whose descent some account is given, a bystander and hearer of the whole dispute between them, rises up as a moderator, and expresses some anger both against them and Job, Job 32:1; he makes an apology for engaging in this controversy, by reason of his youth, and they being advanced in … Others had been present. And – all else being equal – we’d all like to think that those who are older should have more of it. 15 They [were amazed/are dismayed], He reproves them. I’m going to speak!’” (Smick). It is ready to burst like new wineskins. And yet, despite his persistent anger, Elihu respectfully waited to speak until Job and his friends had taken their turns speaking. But this Scriptural answer will not satisfy those who are determined to find out mysteries where there are none. a. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Then Elihu is going to once more explain how the silence of these men encouraged him to speak. Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced... View the entire commentary. And that’s why Elihu enters the picture and is angry with Job and his three friends. Elihu shows some of the strengths and weaknesses of his youth. “Almost all modern interpreters have found Elihu to be insufferably wordy. Elihu was displeased with Job's friends because they had not been candid to … We need 2 cookies to store this setting. I also will answer my part, Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. A Chronological Daily Bible Study of the Old Testament 7-Day Sections with a Summary-Commentary, Discussion Questions, and a Practical Daily Application. they [answered/answer] [no more/no longer/cannot … any more]: In this chapter we have, I. 14 [Now he hath not directed/For he has not arranged/Job has not directed] his words [against/to] me: He was angry against Job because he felt that Job justified himself rather than God. Commentaries for Job Chapter 32 Elihu is displeased at the dispute between Job and his friends. And probably because of that, there was a land located in the desert near Edom with that name – probably named after this man. But I don’t think that Elihu is trying to be insulting. 21 [Let me not, I pray you,/I will not] [accept any man's person/show partiality to anyone], So, it seems that Elihu is fearful that these men have come to the conclusion that they can be absolved of any responsibility to answer Job by just shifting the responsibility for that to God. But finally, they’re done and they have nothing left to say. So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes: At the end of Job’s persuasive arguments in Job 28-30, his friends had nothing more to say. Chapter 32. Elihu will speak, but Job will not answer him. We may request cookies to be set on your device. I will answer [also/too] my [part/share], And this is what we experienced Job’s friends doing. i. Login or Create an Account. Job 32 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. So, it will be interesting to hear what he actually has to say. And here’s what both Elihu and we have experienced. Required fields are marked *. That he was resolved to speak impartially, Job 32:21,22. I said, ‘Age should speak, Now, just like the three friends, if what Elihu thinks is not what God thinks, then it’s ultimately not going to be helpful. So, as we’re trying to figure out what to make of this new character, we need to note that his motives are described in positive terms. I answer, He was ‘the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram:’ this is all we know of him. So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. They couldn’t figure out God’s ways. St-Takla.org > bible > commentary > en > all > ot > job Contact St-Takla.org website You can contact us through this form, or directly through mobile/WhatsApp: 002 01287627004 (Michael Ghaly). 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