Job responded to Elihu's challenge in exactly the proper manner, ignoring it completely. Job is exhorted to listen attentively to Elihu's teaching, 31-33. Elihu likes to hear himself talk (Job 33:1-7) 1 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words. And his life from perishing by the sword. Proud member 33 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom. Elihu was displeased with Job's friends because they had not been candid to Job. Is there not good reason why we should make such a confession? Job 33:6 JUST LIKE YOU BEFORE GOD (IN GOD'S STEAD): Elihu takes the place of God -- he is now the inspired bearer of His words (Job 32:8). Job had represented God as severe in marking what he did amiss. (29-33) Verses 1-7 Job had desired a judge to decide his appeal. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. By whatever means we are kept back from the we shall bless the Lord for them at least, and should bless him for them though they be painful and distressing. This thought will be of great use for our getting good from sickness, in and by which God speaks to men. Job 33 Commentary. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Van Selms' paraphrase of what Elihu is saying here catches the unqualified egotism in it. Job 30:1-31 Job is Sick at Heart. Then God is gracious unto him, and saith. Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.. Ver. ELIHU'S PROMISE OF RESTORATION TO JOB IF HE REPENTS. It is substantial, and lively, and very much to the purpose. The three friends of Job had not been able to account for the suffering of this good man with their theology. Job 31:1-23 Job Asserts His Integrity. My words — I will not speak passionately or partially, but from a sincere desire to do thee good. He acts with perfect justice, wisdom, and goodness, where we cannot perceive it. The prophetic meaning here, was that Jesus ransomed all who would believe. "This submissiveness is the ransom to be paid, and the ransom has been found; Job can then return to health and be strong again. My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly. Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me. Center for Biblical Theology and Eschatology. Elihu was one according to his wish, a man like himself. 1. Job 34:16-29 God Watches Everything We Do. (1-5) Elihu and his dissatisfaction with the answers of Job’s friends. Commentary on Job 33:19-28 (Read Job 33:19-28) Job complained of his diseases, and judged by them that God was angry with him; his friends did so too: but Elihu shows that God often afflicts the body for good to the soul. Job 33 – Eliú le enseña a Job A. Eliú desafía la defensa de Job. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. Preparing the way for the Lord's appearance, Elihu presents a more balanced view of God and his relationship to humankind. I have opened my mouth ... my tongue hath spoken in my mouth ... my words shall utter ... my lips ... shall speak" (Job 33:1-3). By whatever means we are kept back from the we shall bless the Lord for them at least, and should bless him for them though they be painful and distressing. And I have heard the voice of thy words, saying. On the general dispensation of the Holy Spirit with respect to the new creation The Holy Spirit completed the work of creation in all its parts. “The pit” is death and all its effects, not just physical death but spiritual death. Several versions (the New English Bible, the Easy-to-Read Version, the Good News Bible, etc.) 3 My words shall express the uprightness of my heart, and my lips shall speak what they know with utter sincerity. Elihu likes to hear himself talk (Job 33:1-7) 1 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words. Job 34 Chapter 33 Pompous prefaces, like the teeming mountain, often introduce poor performances; but Elihu’s discourse here does not disappoint the expectations which his preface had raised. He hath redeemed my soul from going into the pit. Commentary on Job 32:1-5 (Read Job 32:1-5) Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced. If we would rightly convince men, it must be by reason, not by terror; by fair argument, not by a heavy hand. Elihu is here saying that, "God has been speaking to you all the time, and you are not listening: He has been speaking in dreams (Job 33:15) (Job had mentioned such things as nightmares) and in severe judgments against you" (Job 33:19-22). Chapter 33. His flesh wastes away from sight, And his bones stick out which once were not seen. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. Page #7 Study Notes on Job Introductory Thoughts about Commentaries Only the Scriptures provide an infallible, authoritatively inspired revelation of God’s will for man (2 Timothy 3:16,17). Verses 29-33 Elihu shows that God's great and gracious design toward the children of men, is, to save them from being for ever miserable, and to bring them to be for ever happy. (14-18) God sends afflictions for good. This bloke is going to say something! When God designs men's good, by the convictions and dictates of their own consciences, he opens the heart, as Lydia's, and opens the ears, so that conviction finds or forces its way in. 2. mouth--rather, "palate," whereby the taste discerns. The Book of Job Commentary by A. R. FAUSSET CHAPTER 33 Job 33:1-33.ADDRESS TO JOB, AS ( Job 32:1-22) TO THE FRIENDS. I have sinned, and perverted that which was right. "Man is also chastened with pain on his bed, And with strong pain in many of his bones, So that his life abhors bread, And his soul succulent food. 33 “However now, Job, please hear my speech, And listen to all my words. Recovery from sickness is a mercy indeed, when it proceeds from the remission of sin. It should be noted that the mere fact of God's being greater than man does not necessarily prove that any man is either right or wrong. (Job 33:23). ELIHU'S FALSE INTERPRETATION OF JOB'S COMPLAINT "Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing. And the breath of the Almighty giveth me life. Verse 3. rwrb t[d daath barur, pure science. Iyov - Job - Chapter 33 « Previous Chapter 32. There are not many who can do that, at best one in a thousand."[7]. He is chastened also with pain upon his bed. Elihu's Rebuke and Counsel . The end and design of these admonitions are to keep men from sin, particularly the sin of pride. Verses 1-7 Job had desired a judge to decide his appeal. He is patronizing, referring to Job by name, as though addressing an intimate or an inferior, something that Job's three friends had refrained from doing throughout the whole book. Job 32 Commentary Verse 1. The only original thing we have been able to find in Elihu's words is the viewpoint expressed in this paragraph that God's purpose in punishing Job was designed for Job's benefit, a divine chastening, to prevent his utter ruin. My words declare the uprightness of my heart, and what my lips know they speak sincerely." "[2] The Bible, however, makes it clear that Job had never spoken anything about God that was not right (Job 42:7). Pain is the fruit of sin; yet, by the grace of God, the pain of the body is often made a means of good to the soul. His talk is loaded with repetitions; and "He protests too much about his sincerity (Job 33:2f). The impact of these words upon Job was this: "All of the terrible things that have happened unto you are merely God's way of trying to get you to withdraw from those evil purposes you have in your heart. The works of darkness are unfruitful works; all the gains of sin will come far short of the damage. In 33:8–12 he puts his finger on Job's error: Surely, you have spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the sound of your words. This change of person, without any indication of the same, belongs to the peculiarities of the Hebrew, and, in general, of the Oriental style, described in the Geschichte der jd. "So that he seeth his face with joy" (Job 33:26). -- exactly the same message the three friends had been pounding into Job's ears. "Thou art not just, for God is greater than man" (Job 33:12). Behold, I am toward God even as thou art: Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, Neither shall my pressure be heavy upon thee. (Job 33:19-28) Elihu to Job: "God spoke to you in your sufferings, to save your soul from death." "I have found a ransom" (Job 33:24). Job 34 Chapter 33 Elihu offers to reason with Job. 1:9 ) confess the fact of sin; and not try to justify or excuse ourselves. NOTES ON CHAP. 33:29-33 Elihu shows that God's great and gracious design toward the children of men, is, to save them from being for ever miserable, and to bring them to be for ever happy. He is the "daysman" (AV) or "someone to arbitrate", whom Job had sought (Job 9:33). What a mercy it is to be under the restraints of an awakened conscience! In Job 33:32-33, Elihu challenges Job to answer him. Job 33 Job 33:1 Job 33: God is neither arbitrarily hostile, nor silent. Every man speaks with his mouth, but few, as Elihu, try their words with discrimination first, and only say what is really good ( Job 6:30 12:11). Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.". He is the great Mediator between God and sinful man. (29-33). There was not then, that we know of, any Divine revelation in writing, though now it is our principal guide. Hence, he is agreeing, perhaps begrudgingly at first. KJV Job 32:1 [So/Then] these three men [ceased/refused] [to answer/answering/to answer further] Job, because he … Every man speaks with his mouth, but few, as Elihu, try their words with discrimination first, and only say what is really good ( Job 6:30 12:11). In Job 33:27 the favoured one is again the subj. All rights reserved. XXXIII . 2. "[1] Furthermore, he is not perfectly fair with Job. 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; 16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, 17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. "Man is also chastened with pain on his bed, And with strong pain in many of his bones, So that his life abhors bread, And his soul succulent food. Job 32:1-22 Elihu is Upset With Job’s Friends. For that he giveth not account of any of his matters? This thought will be of great use for our getting good from sickness, in and by which God speaks to men. If thou hast any thing to say - If thou hast any objection to make against what I have already stated, now answer, now speak freely; for it is my desire that thou shouldst stand clear of all charges. The game ended with the score 10-10 after Parseghian decided to play for the tie (and so preserve Notre Dame's No. 4 “The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life. We must, with a broken and ( 1 John. 3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my … Verses 8-13 Elihu charges Job with reflecting upon the justice and goodness of God. The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me. A ransom or propitiation is found. 3 “My words are from the uprightness of my heart, And my lips speak knowledge sincerely. 2. "Elihu here alludes to Job's charges that God intimidates him (Job 9:34; 13:21); and he here assures Job that this charge cannot be made in the present situation, since Job's opponent here is a mere mortal."[4]. In this chapter Elihu addresses Job himself, and entreats his attention to what he had to say to him, and offers several things to induce him to it; and recommends himself as one that was according to his wish, in the stead of God, a man like himself, and of whom he had no reason to be afraid, Job 33:1; and then he brings a charge … INTRODUCTION TO JOB 33. (19-28) Elihu entreats Job's attention. (14-18) God sends afflictions for good. Benson Commentary Job 33:23-24. Elihu was one according to his wish, a man like himself. "The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life." 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. They stop talking as well. Others had been present. render Elihu's words here as, "Job, you are wrong." If there be a messenger with him — If there be a prophet or teacher with the afflicted man; an interpreter — One whose office and work it is to declare to him the mind and will of God, and his design in this dispensation of his providence, and what is the sick man’s duty under it. Through a Ransom/Atonement (Job 33:24). In Chapter 32, we have several reasons to believe that Elihu is a man that should be taken seriously. Elihu offers to reason with Job. He corrects Job's view of God's hiddenness by arguing that God reveals himself in mysterious ways (Job including dreams, pain … 4. Introduction. In this chapter Elihu addresses Job himself, and entreats his attention to what he had to say to him, and offers several things to induce him to it; and recommends himself as one that was according to his wish, in the stead of God, a man like himself, and of whom he had no reason to be afraid, Job 33:1; and then he brings a charge … Those that perish for ever are without excuse, for they would not be healed. So high was the value of souls, that nothing less would redeem them; and so great the hurt done by sin, that nothing less would atone for it, than the blood of the Son of God, who gave his life a ransom for many. I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue. And the author informs us that as Job finishes his last speech, so too do his friends. 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