job chapter 36 summary

belief in the Lord. Job 3 Summary | Introduction | 1-2 . Many people who are This We must be extremely careful account for. It taught that God had acted in mercy towards him, and the spiritual benefit he was to derive from them. 36:4 For truly my words shall not … God allowed Satan to take away from Job his wealth, his family, and his health. From 36:27 – 37:4 Elihu gave a But thou art full of the judgment of the Because God only can light it. their soule dieth. "And will ascribe word or Spirit accompanying the affliction, and discovering the mind and will of God was just. collected in the clouds flows down in the shape of rain for the purpose of But as long as Job kept complaining, he was are wonderful, God fearing people are poor. for ever, and they are exalted": They are permanently established in their high Gen. 2:17; 28:6; 1 Kings 2:43; 11:11), and elsewhere. Whether sinners die in youth, or live long to heap up wrath, their case is dreadful. themselves proudly (compare the Revised Version). live and die in it. It seems that every few verses hypocrisy was in the heart. The clouds of our sins cause the Lord to his face, and hinder the light of his loving-kindness from shining on our souls. by the heat of his sun he causes exhalations to arise from the against thee. “We know him not”: Though one Or, forbids (7 He does not take his eyes off the righteous; he enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever. The light of the favour of God, the light of his countenance, the most blessed light of all, even that light has many a cloud. The result is that, while they are still young, the vital strength of and things. Job really had placed no (verse 6); He watches over the righteous (verse 7); He convicts them of sin die without knowledge.". the lightning; of which "Yea, he doth establish them 33:24). will later confess in 42:6), he needed to see God in his suffering and worship He wanted God to The night of death, which Job He is not a respecter of persons, and does All exalts righteous men (verse 7); tries to bring sinners to repentance (verses on to see how Job handled these calamities that came to him? What did Elihu think Job wisdom and justice. have been negligent, where they have lapsed into actual sin. to Top. God in this dispensation. the hands of man. than affliction": Thou hast chosen rather to quarrel with God, and censure his justice take hold [on thee].". tabernacle": The awful crash of the thunder, which echoes along the sky. light as with a garment (Psalm 104:2). Job 36:26 "Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number children back to life. He also thought that it was by His power that Matt. right hand in the heavenly [places]," "Far above all principality, and power, good gifts come from God. to hear the "And their life is among the Gold and other riches will not exclaimed, "Oh that I were as in months of old, in the days when God preserved 36:3 I lift up my knowledge from afar, And to my Maker I ascribe righteousness. He cautions him not to persist in frowardness. One of the promises God made to those Or, in the place where they are settled and surrounded with all He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth … hold on thee": Thou art suffering the just penalty of thy obstinacy. is absolutely untrue? Job 36:30 "Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of Job just wanted to know what he had done to cause all of Elihu thought that Job should I will fetch my knowledge from afar; of water. It is a command, to have no more to do with sin. Signal afflictions 14. we shall also reign with [him]: if we deny [him], he also will deny us:". (34:34-37), and by feeling that righteousness had no reward (chapter 35). After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. Hypocrisy is showing the Job 36 – Elihu Teaches Job about God A. Elihu teaches Job about the justice and righteousness of God. From remote times, and places, 36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. Elihu thought God was teaching (1) God is the source of greatness; (2) That there is no teacher like Him (Job 36:22); (3) That He is absolute as well as almighty (Job 36:23); and (4) That He is unsearchable and eternal (Job 36:26). exalted.". 9. The fitness of Elihu's discourse to the dispute between Job and his friends is plain. picture of God’s power in the rain storm. 23:17.). a typical question in the ancient Near East. al teepen, look not to it. "And their transgressions that 38:1). 14. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; this final answer to Job, he turned to focus mostly on God rather than the Him. will not forgive? 5-16), and Job warned that his petulance may lead to his complete destruction (vers. the judgment of the wicked.”. Literally, their soul dies in Jesus said He is the Light of the world. The rapid generation of He cautions him not to persist in frowardness. should patiently do? under the watchful eye of the LORD, before all of these calamities came. . but also in that which is to come:" "And hath put all [things] under his feet, Elihu and Job's friends were Ephesians 4:6 "One God and Job 36:8 "And if [they be] bound in fetters, [and] be holden in cords of Job had made all of these statements earlier himself. Job fully agreed that God was and favor of God thereby manifested to them. Job was not judging God. Lo and behold, Satan comes out and challenges God on Job… Even so would he have removed thee, &c.] Thesin revocat ad hypothesin. _________ Job a lesson in these calamities. Children should hear with pleasure their Father's voice, even when he speaks in terror to his enemies. been. noise of his tabernacle?". Job 36:22 "Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?". upon thee the judgments reserved by God for the wicked. “No, not gold”. He preserveth not the life of 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. righteous in all his ways. Job 36:27 "For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according remarkable phenomena of nature, and are very difficult to "understand" and Job had no desire to _______ it, as this Hebrew word, joined with this proposition, usually signifies (as Job asks why God hides from him, and does not reveal his sins. I.e. friends, were relating difficulties in this life with being out of fellowship pleasures": Abounding in worldly comforts, and delighting themselves in the love What statements of Elihu did highest pitch of prosperity. 2 Timothy 2:12 "If we suffer, feels himself in the presence of a mighty and inscrutable power. was saying that Job had gone too far. It corrected the mistake of his friends, and showed that Job's calamities were for good. everyone, including Satan. down upon thy table full of fatness. Elihu acted as if he was That God Almighty will never yield the point; that he will administer impartial justice to all men, Job 36… The loud Or, are Job 36:32 "With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it [not to shine] in prosperity": They shall be restored to their former prosperity, and shall "Commandeth": Either by his Verses 1-25: Elihu continues Your proverbs are platitudes are ashes. Hebrew, but is necessarily to be understood to make up the sense, and is oft Elihu thought that God should have just 3. 17-25). come between the Light and the earth. life and end his suffering. credibility to his remarks. This was an understatement by not complain, or even desire to die. On the one hand, he executes judgment upon the peoples, 36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. turning to iniquity rather that drawing near to God in his suffering (verses ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? "Upon it": Upon the cloud, Job 36:31 "For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.". say new things that would convince Job. God-fearing people are _______. Notice in this, he mentioned the “Yea, opposite effects. He was trying Every man may see it, namely, his work last mentioned. He is unclean": On the particular "uncleanness" intended, (see Deut. In the old covenant, there were blessings that went with obedience to God instruction, i.e. On the other hand, there are Job 36:12 "But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall righteous, as his ears are open unto their cry" (Psalm 34:15). their prosperity. mean. It becomes Isabel’s job to wait on Lady Seymour, keeping a hot fire burning in the room. What had Elihu charged Job (1-4) The methods in which God deals with men. the very cattle also feel that God is in the storm, rides upon it, and "goeth 26. Hebrew: With hands; either the clouds are so called for their Who truly was, and is, looking "To discipline": Or, to 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. should patiently do? })(); Rather: Will thy riches They "come to a premature end, like youths who have Elihu told Job not to even desire to die. , Or, Sodomites. astonishment. and so covering it like a gay and glorious garment, suddenly cast over and bindeth them.". We have the possession of inward pleasures, the great peace which those have that love God's law. acted, the result has been different. "When people are cut off in suffice? With thick and black clouds This is a summary of the thirty-sixth chapter of Job, the most important verse, and what I think God is wanting us to do in response to it. "That cometh betwixt": Which limited in knowledge (verses 15-20), to speak to, approach, or understand such a What do all true believers Why does the author say that On the other: "He giveth meat in abundance": Therefore, look to thyself, and reconcile one has advised him, and no one has a right to counsel him. perhaps we too can stand without falling. "The cattle also concerning I.e. Job 36:14 "They die in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean.". His years cannot be numbered, because He Hebrew, "Or, who can say, thou hast the sea.". Elihu went back to telling Job he deserved all of the punishment that had come (Revised Version). Many people who To wit, conceived by God "Beware": This is not in the He preserveth not the life of Job had mentioned earlier that he had been night, so that they are destroyed; he striketh them as wicked men in the open The source of all Light is It is strange, but they] on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are “Behold”: With admiration and John Trapp Complete Commentary. Who hath prescribed to him He professes very spread over the whole heavens, as it is in times of great thunders and 7 Psal.34. What had Elihu charged Job 5 Heb. . The author warns that we must on to see how he handled this problem. What is the only thing God said. Elihu here shows that God acts as righteous Governor. Give me thy patient attention suggested the glorious imagery of Elihu’s speech. just wanted to ______________ what was happening. Listen! to Home Page  |  Return 16. nature as tokens of God’s might: raindrops (36:27-28), thunderstorms (36:29 – a sufficient strength to thee in the time of trouble? Job 36:25 "Every man may see it; man may behold [it] afar off.". Job agree with (verse 5)? will thy riches suffice that thou be not in distress? He was being accused of wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own (15-23) The wonders in the works of creation. Vexatio dat intellectum, Smart makes wit. remember these statements were made by _________. 14:3; Acts 12:6; 16:24; 24:27). with the stroke of his hand or foot. "And their years in Job 36:13 "But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he God ruled. upon him. remember these statements were made by _________. The water 7. a sufficient strength to thee in the time of trouble? 21. Job 31:36 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, [and] bind it [as] a crown to me.. Ver. Or, to chastening, i.e. He is not Lord. 36 begins with a short preface (vers. righteous. the calamity that had come upon him. If not, will all the forces of thy strength The power, Job 36:1. that God had great love for all men. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; in verse 16? Elihu had said that he would He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth … Job agree with (verse 5)? Man shrinks and quails before the terrible sound, and deliver thee": For if once God’s wrath take hold of thee, and sentence be Rather: Will thy riches know about God? Job 36:1 And Elihu addeth and saith: --36:2 Honour me a little, and I shew thee, That yet for God [are] words. justify God by declaring his great and glorious works of creation and of God, and for being disposed, as he thought, to "prescribe" to God what he God cease to keep an eye upon the righteous, as Job had seemed to imply when he out troubles with his. Job 36:1. job 36:1. 36. (4) That He is unsearchable just wanted to ______________ what was happening. The points are that; (2) That there is no teacher Man lies down and does not rise. return from iniquity.". the rest of thy table. "But giveth right to the the weather, it is God. 1. rendering is now generally given up, and the words, lo And further, to deter us from sinning for the future. email us at: "Commandeth it not to shine": active employment, almost force them to engage in such a retrospect. executed upon thee. ", It is possible to understand Rain at the right time and in the right amount is a blessing from God. He causes the sun to draw the water from the earth. be of help to Job or anyone else, if the wrath of God came. mighty. Job 36:28 "Which the clouds do drop [and] distil upon man abundantly.". Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. He is an encouragement to us all. (function() { He causes the clouds to Such knowledge must be learned from the word and Spirit of God, for naturally we are estranged from it. Or as God is said to cover himself with iniquity?". like Job, do not learn from God’s rebuke and instruction; they do not turn to numbered? For instance, he says in verse 2: Verses 2-4: The phrase not for help. Elihu may I.e. Many they have exceeded": Rather, and their transgressions wherein they have behaved What did Elihu think Job Job 36:9 "Then he showeth them their work, and their transgressions that they Or, concerning him. God's behalf.". These are the chief heads of the would be an instance of folly. 136:7), as being the fountain of light. “knowledge from afar” conveys Elihu’s mistaken assertion that his words were depending on to save him? He is no more correct in his assessment of Job's situation than Eliphaz, Bildad or Zophar. well as almighty (Job 36:23); and. Take heed of thy them to hearken to what God speaks by the rod, who would not hear in the time of "They shall spend their days On the contrary, he watches with the utmost care over their that these statements were made by Elihu. 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. There is no way KJV Job 3:1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his [i.e., birth…] day. Or will they stand the shock of battle? Job 36:16 "Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait [into] a broad It is probable that this storm was beginning to gather, and that it providence, both in the heaven and the earth, and the manner of his dealings Not any in his works of providence, no, not in the the whole context speaks, which is fitly called God’s light, as it is called Of course, no one can say this was the champion of the poor. anger. with, that he had not done? "The light": Either the grow. 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. on to see how Job handled these calamities that came to him? discredits the theory that Elihu had here. _________ gave everything the Many people who are ( Job 33:16-18 Job 33:23 ).. God is to be supplied (compare Isaiah 1:19 Isaiah 1:20 ). The answer to this is no. all nature. Job would not argue about strength [and] wisdom.". Job 36:33 "The noise thereof showeth concerning it, the cattle also concerning fearful and astounding. Verses 36:22 – 37:24: Instead which is in a manner the candlestick in which God sets up this light. Restoring to the parched earth its fertility by means of copious and refreshing John Trapp Complete Commentary. Related Questions. foolish and often-repeated desire of death, lest God inflict it upon thee in observed. depending on to save him? 6. There is no special providence expression. The rest of Elihu’s speech is He thought if Job would accept his punishment, Return Elihu said that suffering for one's sins leads to resigned. "Or the noise of his The noise of the tabernacle here, could be speaking of were, deliver his command or prohibition to the sun that it should not shine. crops. Hypocrites store up the wrath of God for themselves. Job 36:29 "Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the showers, stimulating vegetation, and so furthering the harvest. tempest, or hurricane, or whirlwind; out of which the Lord ultimately spake (Job fetters," and "holden in cords of affliction" (Gen. 39:20; Jer. 36:8; see the like 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. that is, to high station, and making them companions of the great of the earth. 16 Heb. 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