Book Notes Barnes' Book Notes Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Book Notes Robertson's Book Notes (NT) Commentaries Adam Clarke Barnes' Notes Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) … When we hear any thing said to God's dishonour, we ought to bear our testimony against it. NASB E-Prime R.S.V. Amplified® Darby K.J.V. So, Elihu is saying that both of these men – Job and Elihu – are in the same position – of being creatures before God. Required fields are marked *. The breath of the Almighty gives understanding. And Elihu is going to make that point in a way that might at first seem a bit strange to us. Elihu: So now, Job, listen closely to my words; lend an ear to my speeches. 3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly. 8 Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying, 9 I am … But of course, we’ll see later on that apparently both Elihu and God are needful for Job to hear from. So, Elihu desires to justify Job. And we remember that Elihu in the last chapter (Job 32:8) declared that it’s not just old age that guarantees that a person is going to be wise. It is unreasonable for weak, sinful creatures, to strive with a God of infinite wisdom, power, and goodness. Gods word does not return void. And so, Job is innocent. and his life to [the destroyers/those who bring death/to the messengers of death]. External Opposition to God’s Work and the Response of God’s People in Nehemiah 2. Is there not good reason why we should make such a confession? Well, if this were to ever happen to a person, then Elihu says that this would be a real sign of God’s grace. 31 [Mark well/Pay attention], O Job, Well, moving on, now Elihu declares that this is all something that God does not infrequently – God often deals with people by sending them physical problems, he says. Job had desired a judge to decide his appeal. [hearken unto/listen to] me: [hold thy peace/keep silent/be silent], But even in a person’s bleakest hour, it’s possible that God would be gracious to him and turn his sickness around and heal the man. Elihu offers to reason with Job. He says that God’s ways are beyond us. Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) Scofield: Definitions: Interlinear: Library: Topical Studies: X-References: Commentaries: Forerunner Commentary What is the Forerunner Commentary? And what’s interesting is that Job in chapter 7, verse 14 says that God did this to him – that God “scares me with dreams and terrifies me through visions.” And of course, Job didn’t like that. 3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly. A ransom or propitiation is found. And here’s what Elihu reports that Job has said. A blessed change follows. Young's Compare all. [for/that] he [giveth not account of/does not answer] [any/all] of [his matters/his doings/a person’s words] [./?]. © 2021 Christianity.com. And then Elihu challenges Job to respond to his words, if Job is able. When we hear any thing said to God's dishonour, we ought to bear our testimony against it. So, that’s the interaction between the formerly sick man and God. It’s good that God was sending him these frightening dreams. … Job had represented God as severe in marking what he did amiss. NASB E-Prime R.S.V. 33 “However now, Job, please (A)hear my speech, And listen to all my words. What a mercy it is to be under the restraints of an awakened conscience! And you can see how he’s trying to do that. But what is the purpose of God sending these instructive dreams to people? 8-13 Elihu charges Job with reflecting upon the justice and goodness of God. when deep sleep falleth upon men, It just said, (my sons name) , read Job 33 Vs 12-30 NIV. 18 He [keepeth back his soul/spares a person’s life] from [the pit/corruption], And he does this in an if-then format. [and/but] [it profited me not/it is not proper for me/I was not punished according to what I deserve]; And so, either Elihu is speaking of the sick man’s speaking to his friends and confessing that he sinned against God and that’s why he was sick. Elihu entreats Job's attention. 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. The works of darkness are unfruitful works; all the gains of sin will come far short of the damage. My words come from a virtuous heart; my lips speak knowledge clearly. So, let’s turn our attention to Job, chapter 33. And so, that’s Elihu’s point in verses 15-18 – that God can warn people in dreams and redirect them from ways that are harmful to them. … 2 [Behold/See], now I [have opened/open] my mouth, 7 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee. Learn how your comment data is processed. God warns them – and sometimes that warning is terrifying. [NET]. Chapter 33. 12 [Behold/Now], in this thou art not [just/right]: [I will answer thee/let me tell you/I answer you], And whenever that may happen, God and that man will share a real closeness that the man will even be willing to tell others about. my tongue [which…] [hath spoken/speaks/has spoken] in my mouth. Job 33 King James Version (KJV) 33 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words. OK, so stop there. Amplified® Darby K.J.V. So, Job has maintained his total innocence. Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) Scofield: Definitions: Interlinear: Library: Topical Studies: X-References: Commentaries: Forerunner Commentary What is the Forerunner Commentary? And when we hear people saying those kinds of things, we’re often compelled to speak in defense of God or those other people. But Elihu is not necessarily tying sin to any of this. If we would rightly convince men, it must be by reason, not by terror; by fair argument, not by a heavy hand. And what Elihu anticipates and describes in the next verse is a really a growing closeness and delight between that man and his God. 6 [Behold/Look], I am [according to thy wish/just like you] in [God's stead/relation to God]: This thy complaining language cannot be excused. Elihu urges that he had spoken wrong, and that he ought to humble himself before God, and by repentance to unsay it. God also sends pain. So, Elihu correctly states that we can’t understand God’s ways. Job 33:4-5. But God is inventing pretexts by which he can punish Job. God brings such a painful disease to this man that his skin wastes away and his bones can be seen and he’s about to die. 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. If we would rightly convince men, it must be by reason, not by terror; by fair argument, not by a heavy hand. It was not an enjoyable experience for him. Job 33:16-17. I am about ready to part my lips; even now, my tongue begins to stir within my mouth. And what Elihu might be implicitly acknowledging here is that if God were to come to Job and speak, Job would be terrified. His larger context was to … Or if he can’t, then to just keep listening. 14. Behold, in this — Hebrew, הן זאת, hen zoth, Behold this; that is, attend to this; mark what I say to thee; thou art not just — Or justified. Elihu blames Job for reflecting upon God. Job 33 Commentary: People say things about God and other people that just aren’t right. And I’ll admit that what he’s saying is quite obscure and confusing. My son died on 9/21. 17 That he may [withdraw/turn] [man/a person] from his [purpose/conduct/sin], God is making-up accusations against Job. I [also/too] [am/have been] [formed out of/molded from] the clay. And that’s the position that the biblical character Elihu finds himself in in the 33rd chapter of the book of Job. 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