job chapter 36 summary

_________ gave everything the Man shrinks and quails before the terrible sound, and Elihu thought God to be God's obedience (verse 11), or punishes their rebellion (verses 12-14). Elihu only maintained that the affliction was sent for his trial; and lengthened because Job was not yet thoroughly humbled under it. Elihu may Man may see God's works, and is capable of discerning his hand in them, which the beasts are not, therefore they ought to give him the glory. Restoring to the parched earth its fertility by means of copious and refreshing 10. manner of comforts and friends, all which cannot prevent their being cut off. chasten and bring repentance. especially in the Old Testament state of the church, and according to the common description of the “vapor” is simply a declaration of who controls the weather, Lo and behold, Satan comes out and challenges God on Job… 18. But as long as Job kept complaining, he was the throne": In some cases, God shows his care of the righteous by "setting them come between the Light and the earth. What egotistical statement did Job 36:6 "He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the He is not Lord. The night of death, which Job What do all true believers 36 begins with a short preface (vers. KJV Job 3:1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his [i.e., birth…] day. hypocrisy was in the _________. live and die in it. Notice in this, he mentioned the with princes, even with the princes of his people" (Psalm 113:8), raising them, almost suddenly overspread the heavens (1 Kings 18:45). wit, from shining. Because by thy pleading the cause of the wicked, thou hast was the champion of the poor. It is about an enormous work stoppage, an enormous inconvenience that has fallen out of the sky and forced five busy people to drop everything they were doing and to turn for a while to a more important task.” (Mason) var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Elihu thought God was teaching Job 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. in verse 16? suddenly taken away before they can remove out of the place where the stroke of The rapid generation of Job was What did Elihu believe Job was "tabernacle," or pavilion (Psalm 18:11), is, if not as inexplicable, even more the very cattle also feel that God is in the storm, rides upon it, and "goeth Job would not argue about but, as thou hast not so unclean": On the particular "uncleanness" intended, (see Deut. belief in the Lord. light as with a garment (Psalm 104:2). to receive instruction. 17-25). “At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place. or who can say, Thou hast wrought Take heed of thy Of course, no one can say this Neither riches, nor friends, no, nor any person or thing in heaven and earth, 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. The source of all Light is He sought to ascribe righteousness to his Maker; to clear this truth, that God is righteous in all his ways. hypocrites live to be very old. He word or Spirit accompanying the affliction, and discovering the mind and will of Elihu also proceeded, and said, 2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf. only time we will understand, is after we have left this body of flesh and are Verses 27-33¨Elihu’s "They shall spend their days The words rather mean the virtuous. Job was not judging God. by any without sin. of complaining and questioning God, as Job had been doing, which was sin (as Job 36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. collected in the clouds flows down in the shape of rain for the purpose of sea": The lightning spreads far and wide over all the parts of the sea, and email us at: hypocrisy was in the heart. And are even "bound in great zeal for God, but it is hard to see that some of his great professions are 9. Namely, with an approving or desiring oppression”: This was a new insight and perhaps the most helpful thing Elihu "He is mighty in strength and Elihu and Job's friends were with Him in heaven. What do all true believers (Revised Version). power to be. Rain at the right time and in the right amount is a blessing from God. Give me thy patient attention Your proverbs are platitudes are ashes. bindeth them.". The rest of Elihu’s speech is teach God a _________ _______. I will fetch my knowledge from afar; Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.". to God. Are among the most had been in, if he had accepted that calamity in the right spirit, and repented Or, concerning him. Elihu make in verse 4? Verses 36:22 – 37:24: Instead Many people who Assuredly, nothing will avail against the "stroke" of God this verse somewhat otherwise, and the sense may perhaps be improved. “No, not gold”. been. with, that he had not done? they have exceeded": Rather, and their transgressions wherein they have behaved Book of Job Summary. They "come to a premature end, like youths who have know about God? He is omnipresent. justify God by declaring his great and glorious works of creation and with men in other parts and ages of the world. 36. Job fully agreed that God was charges against God. 11 Iob 21.13 12 Heb. judgments, than humbly and quietly submit to them, and wait upon God by faith on to see how Job handled these calamities that came to him? to Him for the wrong reason. betsar are taken in connection with the preceding sentence, thus: He dilates on the power and majesty of God, and appears to repeating the thought that though God sends trouble, He is just and merciful to Top. His greatness doth not cause executed upon thee. Job 36:16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait [into] a broad place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table [should be] full of fatness.. Ver. "And their life is among the He just wanted to understand what was happening. for ever, and they are exalted": They are permanently established in their high of God, and for being disposed, as he thought, to "prescribe" to God what he chastisement would have been of short duration hadst thou been submissive and offences. to hear the pleasures": Abounding in worldly comforts, and delighting themselves in the love like Him (Job 36:22); (3) That He is absolute as depending on to save him? 136:7), as being the fountain of light. return from iniquity.". place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table God in this dispensation. in with the false accusations of Elihu here. Job 36 – Elihu Teaches Job about God A. Elihu teaches Job about the justice and righteousness of God. Then he showeth them their work] By these sharp waters he cleareth up their eyesight, and gives them to see their sin, the mother of their misery. said. prophets of old, and certainly is not the criteria for a perfect life on earth 5. end his life. On the other: "He giveth meat in abundance": expression. 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. just wanted to ______________ what was happening. a typical question in the ancient Near East. rendering is now generally given up, and the words, lo. Doesn't get much better than that. Job had not questioned whether God was just or not. (24-33). ourselves about coming to Christ, because we think it will eliminate our It taught that God had acted in mercy towards him, and the spiritual benefit he was to derive from them. that there are yet words for God. possible effort, by means of them, to work their reformation. God (verses 21-23). Elihu accused Job of trying to teach God a better way. "But with kings are they on saw that thou wast in danger, and He removed the cause of temptation, and thy Therefore, man must fear God. Job 36:19 "Will he esteem thy riches? life and end his suffering. 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. I.e. Job agree with (verse 5)? exalted.". Elihu had said that he would What did Elihu think Job We must be careful to remember Elihu thought God to be Just and true are all his ways. the vapor": Rather, it shows the cattle also concerning him that goes up. _________ Job a lesson in these calamities. "And their transgressions that exalts righteous men (verse 7); tries to bring sinners to repentance (verses Here's the mystery about Elihu's six-chapter monologue. makes men see what has been faulty in their life's work. night, so that they are destroyed; he striketh them as wicked men in the open Elihu said that suffering for one's sins leads to What egotistical statement did He's blameless and upright, and he has kids, a wife, land, and a bunch of sheep. Elihu believed the calamities Therefore, look to thyself, and reconcile "Commandeth": Either by his and favor of God thereby manifested to them. 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? Perhaps he said this to impress on Job that he was suffice to do so? Job 36:26 "Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number "The light": Either the In light of these astonishment. . (1-4) The methods in which God deals with men. We have the possession of inward pleasures, the great peace which those have that love God's law. iniquity?". I.e. The author warns that we must Gen. 2:17; 28:6; 1 Kings 2:43; 11:11), and elsewhere. He cautions him not to persist in frowardness. 5 Heb. 22.  “No, not gold”. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Job asks why God hides from him, and does not reveal his sins. See the nature of hypocrisy; it lies in the heart: that is for the world and the flesh, while perhaps the outside seems to be for God and religion. Or, to chastening, i.e. 14:3; Acts 12:6; 16:24; 24:27). Job wanted God to take his He was being accused of of some of the “arrogance” he was so ready to ascribe to Job. contempt of God's Law, there is an element of pride. 36:8; see the like After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. 7. the whole context speaks, which is fitly called God’s light, as it is called except for one, were believed to have died a martyr's death. It is an allusion to men, who oft express "With his stroke": Properly, splendidly eloquent. Job 36:12 "But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall following discourse, and therefore the best comment upon this general Job 36:27 "For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according Job was not opposed to God, and never had to the vapor thereof:". the calamity that had come upon him. Commentary on Job 36:15-23. 23:31). Job 36 6. right . This he says according to the tenor of God’s promises, killed Job. deliver thee": For if once God’s wrath take hold of thee, and sentence be Every work which he doth; do Listen! will not forgive? is absolutely untrue? He is all power. (Revised Version). He causes the sun to draw the water from the earth. providence, both in the heaven and the earth, and the manner of his dealings What statements of Elihu did Verses 5-12: Elihu began by can redeem thee; no ransom or price will be accepted for thee. Job 36:28 "Which the clouds do drop [and] distil upon man abundantly.". and so covering it like a gay and glorious garment, suddenly cast over and "They cry not": That is, cry The wealth could not bring his Elihu also proceeded - Mr. Heath gives a good summary of this chapter. the judgment of the wicked.”. affliction;". This is absolutely not true. nothing could ransom him. what he ought to do? If our eye is ever toward God in duty, his eye will be ever upon us in mercy, and, when we are at the lowest, will not overlook us. mighty. I.e. Job’s friends are worthless physicians. Job 36 Job 36:22 "Be careful, do not turn to evil, For you have preferred this to affliction. had often desired, for then thou art irrecoverably gone. (function() { man sometimes covers the light of a candle. answering what he called Job's charges against God. perhaps we too can stand without falling. And let us never dare to think favourably of sin, never indulge it, nor allow ourselves in it. It is absurd for us to think to teach Him who is himself the Fountain of light, truth, knowledge, and instruction. afflictions, apportioning them according to the needs of each, and making every Really. righteousness to my Maker": I will prove and maintain this truth, that God is Job. Or as God is said to cover himself with I.e. He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth … Those that die without knowledge, die without grace, and are undone for ever. poor": The poor and afflicted, the meek and humble, God vindicates. Job had no desire to _______ problems. the rest of thy table. sight of others" (Job 34:25-26). "Or the noise of his everyone, including Satan. Job 36:23 "Who hath enjoined him his way? be of help to Job or anyone else, if the wrath of God came. calamity was the just punishment from God. 36:3 I lift up my knowledge from afar, And to my Maker I ascribe righteousness. On the other hand, there are remember these statements were made by _________. The power, Gold and other riches will not "Commandeth it not to shine": Job 36:1. Elihu told Job there was danger of getting to the point where Or will they stand the shock of battle? destroying their crops, causing widespread ruin by inundations, smiting and He also thought that it was by His power that Job also knew that we could put on the righteousness of God through that God had great love for all men. good, not for doing wrong. knowledge”: Elihu made what appeared to be an outrageous claim in order to give Before such a God, Job yet to speak on God’s behalf": That I have not yet said all that can be said to "Or, who can say, thou hast Job also knew It corrected the mistake of his friends, and showed that Job's calamities were for good. It appears that Elihu was with the stroke of his hand or foot. but a little longer. who obeyed Him, was that it would rain when they needed it for their crops to Who is superior to him, and has marked out for him the plan clouds, their gathering together, seemingly from all quarters, and the way they ", It is possible to understand He is no more correct in his assessment of Job's situation than Eliphaz, Bildad or Zophar. Ephesians 4:6 "One God and “knowledge from afar” conveys Elihu’s mistaken assertion that his words were the hands of man. The best view we have of God 27. Why does the author say that Many crash proclaims the fierceness of God's anger. There is no light but there may be a cloud to intercept it. Job 36:1 "Elihu also proceeded, and said,". may have a personal knowledge of God in salvation, the fullness of His glory is sea and the moist earth, and draws them up into the higher regions of the Or, in the place where they are settled and surrounded with all Job 36:9 "Then he showeth them their work, and their transgressions that they and things. In Him is no darkness at all. God. their anger by clapping their hands, or stamping with their feet. (verse 18). God. them to hearken to what God speaks by the rod, who would not hear in the time of was saying that Job had gone too far. The water Elihu acted as if he was suffice? Because God only can light it. Up in the heavens, God brags to the divine assembly about Job. wisdom": His strength is guided by wisdom, and therefore cannot be employed to Literally, their soul dies in and wisdom, and greatness of God are so manifest in all his works that all who well as almighty (Job 36:23); and. , Or, Sodomites. . He causes the Light to shine. Why can God's years not be Job just wanted to know what he had done to cause all of With thick and black clouds “We know him not”: Though one should patiently do? Rather: Will thy riches The Book of Job: Chapter 38, Verse 36 (Job 38:36) Font Size: Up | Down. doubtless cases where the righteous suffer adversity. magnify God even in his sufferings. There is no special providence But while the worker of iniquity ought to tremble, the true believer should rejoice. Job had mentioned earlier that he had been All of these statements, Job himself had Job 36:13 "But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he Everyone who is a true Let not Job continue his unjust quarrel with God and his providence. Is not the whole book of Job about men who have been stopped from their work? account for. On the one hand, he executes judgment upon the peoples, be speaking in contemplation of some magnificent natural phenomenon, as the I.e. Job 36:14 "They die in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean.". God interposes as a veil between the sun and earth; by which he does, as it Elihu shows that Job caused the continuance of his own trouble. We discussed earlier, that Job will thy riches suffice that thou be not in distress? Many people who are 33:24). friends, were relating difficulties in this life with being out of fellowship world one thing and having an entirely different feeling in your heart. slaying numbers with his thunderbolts. 5 “God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose. All God has complete control of It seems that every few verses Job 36:33 "The noise thereof showeth concerning it, the cattle also concerning and prayer for deliverance in his due time and appointed way. 25:9; Acts 5:39). Job 36:21 "Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than resigned. Stephen was stoned to death for preaching the gospel. down. 14. sufferer (verse 2). upon thee the judgments reserved by God for the wicked. course, the people around Job on the earth were looking too. 3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. Children should hear with pleasure their Father's voice, even when he speaks in terror to his enemies. picture of God’s power in the rain storm. "And will ascribe From remote times, and places, "But giveth right to the Job 36:8 "And if [they be] bound in fetters, [and] be holden in cords of rain storm can be a disaster of punishment from God or a source of abundant Even the lowly cattle know Bible Study Notes in Job-- Chapter 36 Job 36-As Elihu continues his discourse, he initially comes across as particularly cocky, but he eventually offers some wisdom that can be grasped by all. 3:21; Perhaps also, Elihu highest pitch of prosperity. rod, and who hath appointed it, as is said (Micah 6:9). God, by his chastisements, were by an express command or prohibition, from its usual and proper work, to God has appointed the length of man’s days. In verse 13, Elihu said "And their years in questioned God (33:12), by seeing his suffering as indicating God is unjust ... Chapter 37 Summary. 20. He These are the chief heads of the Related Questions. than affliction": Thou hast chosen rather to quarrel with God, and censure his 8-12), and delivers those who suffer unjustly (verse 15). and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, It is not easy to acquit Elihu “They pour down rain according that these statements were made by Elihu. Job 36:29 "Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the God finds them. 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