This chapter is addressed also to the "friends" as the thirty-third chapter to Job alone. He needs not to be long on the "watch," as Job thought ( Job 7:12 , 2 Chronicles 16:9 , Jeremiah 32:19 ). To his original "sin" to correct which trials have been sent, "he adds rebellion," that is, words arraigning God's justice. $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. 3 For the ear tests words. According to Elihu, Job was an example of how God would not excuse the wickedness of the rich and powerful. (1-9) God cannot be unjust. Job 34:14-15 is contextually part of a hypothetical ("if") sentence. 27, 28. "For his eyes are upon the ways of a man. the people--namely, of the guilty princes: guilty also themselves. It was to lead him to this that Elihu was sent. Job 34. If he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; "The work of a man he (God) will render unto him" (Job 34:11). 3 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat. as the palate tastes food. The connection supports rather [UMBREIT], "If He had regard to himself (only), and were to gather unto Himself ( Psalms 104:29 ) man's spirit, &c. (which he sends forth, Psalms 104:30 , Ecclesiastes 12:7 ), all flesh must perish together," &c. ( Genesis 3:19 ). No one could avoid knowing whom Elihu was speaking of. (Job 34:34-37) Job's multiplied sins invite God's judgment. Job 34:5-30. Elihu here continues his cruel, unjust and relentless attack upon Job. "If He were to set His heart on man," either to injure him, or to take strict account of his sins. Job 34:1-15 Elihu Proclaims God’s Justice. "[15] "Job had not accused God of injustice, nor was he inclined to do so. 37 For he adds rebellion to his sin; he u claps his hands among us. Image from the place of public execution ( Job 40:12 , Exodus 14:30 , 2 Samuel 12:12 ). Job 33:1-33 Elihu Claims to Speak For God. 37 For he adds rebellion to his sin. Job 31:24-40 Job Concludes His Self Defense. Clarke's Job 34:32 Bible Commentary That which I see not - "What I do not know, teach thou me; wherein I have done iniquity, I will do so no more." Elihu was a very effective instrument of Satan. Alike, whether it be done unto a nation or unto a man: That there be none to ensnare the people.". 33. Divinity of Christ; The Nature of Christ; The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt . And cause every man to find according to his ways. Done to enlighten man with the light of life c. Therefore Job should listen to one as Elihu to teach him wisdom B. No prayer could be more appropriate than this. (v. 1-4) [See the verdict in v. "In the open sight of others" (Job 34:24). Then it is for thee to reject and to choose, and not me" [UMBREIT]; or as MAURER, "For thou hast rejected God's way of recompensing; state therefore thy way, for thou must choose, not I," that is, it is thy part, not mine, to show a better way than God's. But no one says, “Where is God my Maker” : Elihu noted that men seek God … Verses 1-34: Job strikes at the heart of his friends’ assumption that the wicked are judged and the righteous are blessed. Because they turned aside from following him. The whole cycle of speeches in Job is a marvel of human failure to understand. ( Acts 10:34 , 2 Chronicles 19:7 , Proverbs 22:2 , Job 31:15 ). Job has to stand alone, but he is determined to be faithful. He calls upon Job and his friends to listen to him b. Introduction. (Verse 1-9.) Elihu, son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, appears suddenly and as suddenly disappears. 37. clappeth . 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). Although Job's persistent affirmation of his integrity seemed to his friends to be an accusation against God, they had totally misunderstood Job's position. "[19], "Him that saith to a king, Thou art vile" (Job 34:18). Neither will the Almighty pervert justice. Job. He is attacking Job."[3]. (Verse 10-15.) 4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. A proverbial expression, already used by Job in … "For hath any said unto God, I have borne chastisement. THE FACT OF GOD'S RULE PROVES ITS JUSTICE. In short, Elihu condemns Job’s friends and Job’s claim of being without sin, declares God’s justice, condemns Job’s attitude toward God, and exalts God’s greatness. Commentary on Job 38:1-7 [34-41] October 18, 2009. 16. 3 Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. 1. answered--proceeded. This chapter is addressed also to the "friends" as the thirty-third chapter to Job alone. Commentary on Job 38:1-7 [34-41] Like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, Job responds to his troubles by wishing he had never been born (Job 3). Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. 34 Men of understanding will say to me, and the wise man who hears me will say: 35 ‘Job t speaks without knowledge; his words are without insight.’ 36 Would that Job were tried to the end, because he answers like wicked men. He even gave three reasons to support his appeal: (1) Job answers like a wicked man (Job 34:36); (2) he has added rebellion against God to his sin (Job 34:37); and (3) he multiplies his words against God (Job 34:37). 34 … However, the idea that the wise men here are a different group from the three friends is supported by the fact that, "The tone of reproof Elihu used in addressing the three friends (Job 32:7ff) is no longer present in this chapter. And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Log In/Sign Up New International Version (NIV) ... Job 34. Partly here; fully, hereafter ( Jeremiah 32:19 , Romans 2:6 , 1 Peter 1:17 , Revelation 22:12 ). Since it was this very fallacy that was so vigorously alleged against Job by the instruments of Satan in this terrible campaign to compel him to renounce his integrity, we must conclude that the doctrine itself is a primary weapon of Satan, invented by him and continually advocated by evil men. Elihu continues blasting Job (Job 34:1-9) 1 Furthermore Elihu answered and said, 2 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge. "If God Chose, he would have a right to cut down the whole race of mankind. . Job 34, 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. Let men of understanding tell me — I am content that any wise man should judge of my words. at midnight--image from a night attack of an enemy on a camp, which becomes an easy prey ( Exodus 12:29 Exodus 12:30 ). "[13] In context, this was merely Elihu's way of saying that, "Job is getting exactly what he deserves." 1 Then Elihu answered and said: 2 “Hear my words, you wise men, and give ear to me, you who know; 3 for # ch. make trouble--rather, "condemn" ( Romans 8:33 Romans 8:34 ). (Job 34:34-37) Job's multiplied sins invite God's judgment. . One reason God seems cruel in ignoring cries of the afflicted is that he does not hear the insincere cries of the proud (Job 35:9-13). This was the type of theology Job … “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. ... (Exposition on Job Chap 32-34, p. A3). But MAURER with the Septuagint and Vulgate reads, (It is not fit to accuse of injustice Him) who says to a king, Thou art wicked; to princes, Ye are ungodly; that is, who punishes impartially the great, as the small. disposed--hath founded ( Isaiah 44:7 ), established the circle of the globe. 34:10-15 Elihu had showed Job, that God meant him no hurt by afflicting him, but intended his spiritual benefit. "Men of understanding say to me, Wise men who listen to me: 'Job speaks without knowledge, His words are without wisdom.' Elihu’s four-part speech is followed by God breaking His silence to directly answer Job. "[23] Also, Driver noted that, "These verses, as a whole, are unintelligible, or at least very ambiguous; and, in view of the extreme uncertainty of the remainder, insoluble."[24]. It was only a deduction made by Elihu from the general drift of what Job was saying."[2]. If the world were not God's property, as having been made by Him, but committed to His charge by some superior, it might be possible for Him to act unjustly, as He would not thereby be injuring Himself; but as it is, for God to act unjustly would undermine the whole order of the world, and so would injure God's own property ( Job 36:23 ). Job 34 commentary 1. "In this Elihu repeats the slander of Eliphaz, replacing `iniquity' with `scoffing,' and adding a totally groundless accusation that Job is a companion of evildoers (Job 34:8). it be done--Whether it be against a guilty nation ( 2 Kings 18:9-12 ) or an individual, that God acts so. Who is Jesus Christ? Gospel. The false idea that wickedness is at once punished by God with retribution in kind is not true. This imagery is used earlier by Job in Job 10:9. Elihu begins with an exhortation to Job's friends, Job 34:1-4; charges Job with accusing God of acting unrighteously, which he shows is impossible, Job 34:5-12; points out the power and judgments of the Almighty, vv. 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. tried--by calamities. We hear in these verses (Job 34:20-28) the echoes of disaster and exile, of the fall of thrones and empires. Commentary on Mark 10:35-45. Let any such tell us what is their opinion. Elihu begins with an exhortation to Job's friends, Job 34:1-4; charges Job with accusing God of acting unrighteously, which he shows is impossible, Job 34:5-12; points out the power and judgments of the Almighty, vv. All sorrow is a proof of the common heritage of sin, in which the godly shares; and therefore he ought to regard it as a merciful correction. 2. The lectionary has been running consecutively through Mark 9 and 10 the past four weeks, but it skips 10:32-34 just before today’s lesson. Here he shows, that God did him no wrong by afflicting him. "It remains therefore, that Elihu was the man, who found an answer in this great difficulty and yet condemned not Job. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, "Notwithstanding my right, I am accounted a liar", "What man is like Job, who drinketh up scoffing like water", "For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself in God", "The work of a man he (God) will render unto him", "Shall even one that hateth justice govern", "Him that saith to a king, Thou art vile". without transgression--without fault of mine to deserve it ( Job 16:17 ). Commentaries: Matthew Henry JFB Commentary Wesley's Notes Geneva Study Bible : View Job 34 in the note window. (Job 34:5 RSV) That is Job's first problem with God. Job accordingly says so ( Job 40:3-5 , Micah 7:9 , Leviticus 26:41 ). will say to me, and the wise man ( Job 34:2 Job 34:10) who hearkens to me (will say), 'Job hath spoken,'" &c. 36. Better, as UMBREIT, "He does not (needs not to) regard (as in Job 34:14 , Isaiah 41:20 ) man long (so Hebrew, Genesis 46:29 ) in order that he may go (be brought by God) into judgment." God's power and providence. "This second speech of Elihu is not addressed primarily to Job, but to a group called `wise men'; and Elihu is no longer reasoning with Job with a view to helping him. This of course, was merely Elihu's analysis of the situation; and he was totally in error. Chapter 34 Elihu, it is likely, paused awhile, to see if Job had any thing to say against his discourse in the foregoing chapter; but he sitting silent, and it is likely intimating his desire that he … Introduction. The break at the beginning of this chapter means that Job had completely ignored Elihu, and that here Elihu turned to address the crowd that is imagined to have assembled to hear the speeches. Elihu begins with an exhortation to Job's friends, Job 34:1-4; charges Job with accusing God of acting unrighteously, which he shows is impossible, Job 34:5-12; points out the power and judgments of the Almighty, vv. Job hath spoken without knowledge — Job seems to me to be very much mistaken, and his discourse to be inconsiderate, and without reason. Site Search Arabic Bible Gallery. Atkinson translated it, "Although I am right, I am considered a liar,"[8] which without any doubt is the true meaning of the place. 30. This they asserted, but Job denied. . Commentary on Psalm 91:9-16. As omniscient Judge who sees all the ways of humankind, he often brings judgment (Job 34:21-28) but must not be questioned when he does not decree speedy retribution (Job 34:29-30). without hand--without visible agency, by the mere word of God (so Job 20:26 , Zechariah 4:6 , Daniel 2:34 ). God must be just, because He governs ( 2 Samuel 23:3 ). ", "What man is like Job, who drinketh up scoffing like water" (Job 34:7). 18. (14-26) Commentary on Job 35:1-8 (Read Job 35:1-8) Elihu reproves Job for justifying himself more than God, and called his attention to the heavens. "Men of understanding say to me, Wise men who listen to me: 'Job speaks without knowledge, His words are without wisdom.' And why did God do all this to Job? Job 34:4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good. 1 So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. . Commentary on Psalm 91:9-16. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! ", "Hear my words, ye wise men" (Job 34:2). Job 34 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. offend--literally, "to deal destructively or corruptly" ( Nehemiah 1:7 ). no more--( Proverbs 28:13 , Ephesians 4:22 ). The government of the world would be impossible if injustice were sanctioned. It was the erroneous views of Elihu and Job's other accusers that led to their false judgment of him. 2. He says, "I haven't done anything wrong," and he infers from that that God should bless him. "Elihu said this as an effort to refute that which he (erroneously) supposed that Job had said. Let us choose for us that which is right: Let us know among ourselves what is good. In whatever way Job 34:14 is translated, Job 34:15 shows the terrible result. Job needs testing to the end (Job 34:31-37) Job 34:1-4. . He is a king over all the children of pride - Referring, by "the children of pride," to the animals that are bold, proud, courageous - as the lion, the panther, etc. -. He knows their works, without a formal investigation ( Job 34:24 ). . He claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God.” Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project In the book’s first cycle, Job’s friends’ speeches were halted by the revelation of God’s wisdom. Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; And he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed. Job 34:1 Furthermore Elihu answered and said, Job 34:2 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge. "[6], "Notwithstanding my right, I am accounted a liar" (Job 34:6). Driver noted that, "The reason why God does not excuse wickedness in the rich and powerful is that they are his creatures with whom he has no cause to curry favor; and the proof that they are wicked is the fact that such persons die early. "[9] Noyes, as quoted by Barnes, rendered it this way: "Though I am innocent I am made a liar. on StudyLight.org Elihu in Job 34:34 moves to rally the whole community (that assembly of onlookers flattered by Elihu as `wise men') against Job, calling upon them to approve his verdict that Job is not only a terrible sinner but an ignoramus also (Job 34:34-35). But God permitted "the satan", one of the heavenly 23. He rendered it, "Concerning my case, he (God) lies, wounded with his dart, yet sinless. 4. judgment--Let us select among the conflicting sentiments advanced, what will stand the test of examination. In Luke 13:1-5, Christ pointed out that those men whose blood Pilate had mingled with the sacrifices, and that those men upon whom the tower of Siloam fell were not any worse sinners than other citizens of Jerusalem; and in John 9:2-3, even the apostles of Christ had to be told that neither the blind man nor his parents had committed sins that resulted in his being born blind. ( Job 15:16 ). Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly. "He breaketh in pieces mighty men" (Job 34:24). "[14], "God will not do wickedly" (Job 34:12). (27-34) Commentary on Job 21:1-6 (Read Job 21:1-6) Job comes closer to the question in dispute. of But God permitted "the satan", one of the heavenly minions, to "For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself in God" (Job 34:9). In opposition to Job, Job 34:5 , will not--cannot. In these final verses of the chapter, in spite of several of them being very obscure, or even unintelligible, it is clear enough that Elihu's prescription for Job is simple enough: "Either admit your wickedness, or we hope God will punish you to death." Psalm. We now are no longer looking only at Job but also at his controversy with these three friends, and their discourse occupies the major part of the book. 1. answered--proceeded. 3. Job 34:28-33 are replete with difficulty, and the LXX omitted them entirely. Therefore--because He knows all things ( Job 34:21 ). "The charge of injustice is serious enough if made only against an earthly ruler, but how much more serious is such a charge against God"? [and], What profit shall I have, [if I be cleansed] … Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Commentary Read Job 34:1-9 Verse 1-9 — Elihu calls upon those present to decide with him upon Job One big problem though - God does declare Job righteous before these witnesses in Job 42; that invalidates Elihu's argument here. "The thought here is that God rules the earth and is answerable to no one for his actions, a thought repeated again by Elihu in Job 36:23; but this truth Job had already stated emphatically in Job 9:12."[17]. UMBREIT, less simply, for "overturneth," translates, "walketh"; that is, God is ever on the alert, discovering all wickedness. 34 … [4] Kelly pointed out that the crowd of onlookers here is "imagined,"[5] there being no reference whatever to it in the text. 37 For he adds rebellion to his sin; he u claps his hands among us. Job's own words ( Job 13:18 , 27:2 ). In Job 34:2 , Elihu had spoken to all in general, now he calls Job's special attention. Done to direct man away from the Pit b. Christianity. 32 So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. UMBREIT translates for "govern, repress wrath, namely, against Job for his accusations. 34:15 "man would return to dust" This is an allusion to Gen. 2:7 and 3:19. Verses 21-30 For his eyes are upon the ways of a man, And he seeth all his goings. 10 - 25. The rich and the prince, no less than the poor, must submit to the law of death, which God hath imposed upon all men without exception. Charges Job with other indecent expressions, ver. In Job 42:7 the Lord condemns Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. Commentary on Isaiah 53:4-12. as the tongue tastes food. ( Job 10:2 , Psalms 32:8 , 19:12 , Psalms 139:23 Psalms 139:24 ). Biblical Commentary Job 19:23-27a EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The context for any passage in the book of Job has to begin with chapter 1, which establishes Job's excellent character (1:1-5), acknowledged even by God (1:8). answers for wicked godly are not removed until they produce the effect designed. 12:11 the ear tests words. Elihu. Elihu proceeding bespeaks the attention of the company, ver. 17. ", "Shall even one that hateth justice govern" (Job 34:17)? When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? Job had longed for an `umpire' who might plead his case before God; but Elihu declares that God needs no such assistance, because he is omniscient (Job 34:22-23). The relation between sin and suffering Job never for a moment disputed. Job 34:34-36. Job virtually had said so ( Job 27:4 Job 27:5 , 6:28 ). 5 - 9. God; Jesus Christ . 8. scorning--against God ( Job 15:4 ). Shews God's justice, sovereignty, power, omniscience, ver. My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’ What man is like Job, Who drinks scorn like water, Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked … We praise God that Job found the grace to sit in silent contempt and repudiation of his evil speech, not deigning to take the slightest notice of it. "It is impossible to justify this third charge from anything that Job had said. 6. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Proud member $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. So, just like a … This means (according to Job) that godliness has no value (v. Elihu reproves Job. He breaketh in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out. Rather, "men . Job 34:2 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge. To deny God's righteous government because we do not see the reasons of His acts, is virtually to take part with the ungodly. Job 34:28 states in what respect they "considered not God's ways," namely, by oppression, whereby "they caused the cry," &c. 29. my wound--literally, "mine arrow," namely, by which I am pierced. Biblical Commentary Job 38:1-11, 34-41 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The context for any passage in the book of Job has to begin with chapter 1, which establishes Job's excellent character (1:1-5), acknowledged even by God (1:8). "[7] Many of the greatest scholars reject such a rendition. 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