Job knows better how to run the world than God does. << Job 35 | Job 36 | Job 37 >> (Read all of Job 36) Complete Concise Chapter Contents. Now, we know that God is going to come to Job in a whirlwind – in a storm. Elihu has been focusing on storms and clouds and lightning. 22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty. And Job has been speaking as if he knows how God should treat him – as if Job knows every single factor that God is aware of as he decides how to deal with righteous people. KJV Job 36:1 Elihu [also proceeded, and said,/continued and said,/said further:]2 […] In Job 36, we’re still hearing from this man named Elihu. It goes all throughout the sky. (1-13) Job required to explain the works of nature. Bur seriously, I hope that we can remember the sober teaching of this section of Scripture and really be content with what God gives us. What is that wind? And God does basically the same thing that Elihu does – asking Job questions one right after the other, the answer to which of course Job doesn’t know. Job 37 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary was written by Whedon, a central figure in the struggle between Calvinism & Arminianism And so, Elihu continues to speak of God’s work of thunder and lightning. It’s Satan’s challenging God. Required fields are marked *. (4 After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. Does God really need to hear that we don’t appreciate what he’s doing? Job 37:8. 37 “At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place. In 37th chapter of Job, Elihu prepares the stage for God's dialogue. 23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. wings. Well, he often carries out his work in order to influence his human creatures. Job 37 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is a one-volume commentary prepared by Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown There are many, many things that God does that we don’t understand. 37:4 After it, He lets out a roar. When clouds come between, the sun is darkened in the clear day. 19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness. Elihu desires Job's attention. Why does he bring rain or snow or whatever else? As God has a powerful, freezing north wind, so he has a thawing, composing south wind: the Spirit is compared to both, because he both convinces and comforts, Song of Solomon 4:16. By the breath of God frost is given - The freezing of water, though it is generally allowed to be the effect of cold, and has been carefully examined by the most eminent philosophers, is still involved in much mystery; and is a very proper subject to be produced among the great things which God doeth, and which we cannot comprehend, Job 37:5. Study the bible online using commentary on Job 37 and more! He saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth — By his powerful will the snow is formed in the air, and falls upon the earth where and when he sees fit. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 3 He sends it forth under the whole heaven, His lightning to the ends of the earth. And Elihu ends this sub-section on that note. BAR ES, "At this also - That is, in view of the thunderstorm, for it … 8 [Then the/The] [beasts/wild animals] go into [dens/their lairs],and remain in their [places/dens]. Hear attentively--the thunder (noise), &c., and then you will feel that there is good reason to tremble. (When his voice resounds, The kind of complaining that Job had been doing – the accusations of God being unjust – are worthy of God just snuffing our your life. He directeth it under the whole heaven His voice of thunder, which rolls from one end of the heaven to the other: he charges the clouds with it, and directs both it and them where they shall go and discharge; what tree, house, or man, it shall strike; and where the rain shall fall when the clouds burst: yet Pliny F24 atheistically calls thunder and lightning chance matters. So, even when we don’t understand God’s ways – we can trust his wisdom as he leads us through this oftentimes perplexing life. Job 37 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, written by 29 eminent scholars, is one of the most-recognized standards of expository commentaries So, who determines where snow and rain should fall? Or he might do any of these things in order to show mercy to humans. God’s work of lightning. Oh that men would listen to the voice of God, who in many ways warns them to flee from the wrath to come; and invites them to accept his salvation, and to be happy. 4 After [it/that] a voice roareth: he thundereth with [the voice of his excellency/his majestic voice/an exalted voice];and he [will not stay/does not restrain/does not hold back] [them/the lightnings/his lightning bolts] when his voice is heard. How weak mankind is – is the message. And it’s that majestic and terrifying speech of God that Elihu now continues to extol. And thunder beginning to roar. 1 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place. 11 Also [by watering/with moisture] he [wearieth/loads] the thick cloud:he [scattereth/disperses] [his bright cloud/the cloud of his lightning/his lightning through the clouds]: So, once more, Elihu is back to speaking of clouds and lightning and rain. And that’s where Elihu wants this to end for now. It’s not the atmosphere that dictates these things. So, when February rolls around and we’re all sick of the frost and the ice – do me a favor and remind me of this message. And so, Job needs to go back to this approach to God. 2 [Hear/Listen] [attentively/closely to/carefully to] the [noise/thunder] of his voice,[and/to] the [sound/rumbling] that [goeth/proceeds] [out of/out from/from] his mouth. (21-24)1-13 The changes of the weather are the subject of a great deal of our thoughts and common talk; but how seldom do we think and speak of these things, as Elihu, with a regard to God, the director of them! Job 37:22 Context. 24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart. . At this--when I hear the thundering of the Divine Majesty.Perhaps the storm already had begun, out of which God was to address Job ().2. And now Elihu wants to speak of other “great things” that God does. The answer of course is that Job is powerless and without understanding when it comes to balancing clouds. And the way that he’s portraying it – you get the sense that the storm is rolling in – right now! And yet it takes just a bit of wind to move those clouds along. light # ends: Heb. Learn how your comment data is processed. Job 37:16-17. Keep listening to the thunder of his voice and the rumbling that comes from his mouth. 20 Shall [it be told him/he be informed] that I [would/want to…] speak?if a man speak, surely he [shall/would] be swallowed up. (15-23) The wonders in the works of creation. What does he know and what can he do when compared to God the Almighty? It’s a statement of Job’s weakness and limited nature – that when the wind comes from the south and is hot Job’s garments get hot. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth: The intention of this question is obvious. Job has accused God of overpowering him, terrifying him so that he cannot, or will not, bring his case of innocense before Him. a. Job 37:3. 7 He [sealeth up the hand of/causes X to stop working] [every man/everyone];that all men may know his work. Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project Introduction to Job Back to Table of Contents Back to Table ... Job's Second Lament. Job 37:1. And, Job is powerless also when it comes to the sky. No one knows about that. And that’s OK – when we have a God who understand everything. But now Elihu is starting to express his own feelings in relation to this storm. In Job 37:18 the question to Job is sarcastic, as is the Hiphil imperative, "teach us" in Job 37:19. But remember – these are his works. But also in terms of power and ability. And there are numerous uncountable other things that God knows – and you don’t. With God is terrible majesty. KJV Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the … And the showers of His mighty rain. 1 ‘A storm like that makes me very afraid.. 2 Listen well to God's words.. Read Job 37 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Oh, so there are things that God does that you can’t understand… I wonder what else God might be doing in Job’s life that none of you understand.”. Chapter 37. And in fact, Job is so frail compared to God that his clothes get hot when the south wind blows. 10 By the breath of God [frost/ice] is [given/made/produced]:and the [breadth/expanse] of the waters [is straitened/is frozen/freezes solid]. Job was nowhere to be found when God laid the foundations of the earth. We don’t either, ultimately. Job 37 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary was written by the Thomas Coke, one of the founders of the Methodist Church in the United States. But as the trial has dragged on, he’s seriously questioned God’s justice and goodness. So, if Job doesn’t even understand how to balance the clouds – then how could be possibly do it? And of course, in biblical poetry, thunder is given the alias of “God’s voice.” And most of the time, the writer is being metaphorical. The Divine voice is often described in the Bible as a roar, frequently as an expression of His anger. Why? And his thinking and understanding is beyond you. Also by watering — The earth; by causing the clouds first to receive, and then to convey to distant parts, and afterward to pour forth, abundance of water; he wearieth the thick clouds — Alluding to men’s being wearied with carrying burdens, travelling, and labour. 4 After it # Ps. He wants the suffering Job to consider that every single way that God works is just and it has a reason behind it. Does reference to Earth being STILL mean that Earth does not move / rotate ? The ill opinion which men entertain of the Divine direction, peculiarly appears in their murmurs about the weather, though the whole result of the year proves the folly of their complaints. And up to this point I suppose I’ve been content to think of Elihu’s words for the last few verses as just speaking generically of the typical approaching storm and what tends to happen during such tempests. Job 37 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is written by one of the most influential men of the modern Christianity movement. Nature directs all creatures to shelter themselves from a storm; and shall man only be unprovided with a refuge? And when we consider God’s work which is able to make it literally impossible for us to do ours – then we should take away from that circumstance that God is beyond us. Elihu observes the power of God. So, here’s how Elihu finishes his long message to Job. Even when it’s frost and ice. 4 After the lightning comes the sound of his voice.. Again, note the vast scope of God’s work of thunder and lightning. 14 [Hearken/Listen/Pay attention] [unto/to] this, O Job:stand still, and consider the [wondrous works/wonders] of God. 3 He [ directeth it/lets it loose/lets it go] under the whole heaven, And let me ask you – what is one reality that we know of that neither Job nor the friends nor even Elihu know – as it relates to Job’s circumstances in this book? Job 38 Commentary: Well, something really interesting happens at this point. Job has become one of these who are wise of heart – at least, that’s how they view themselves. When clouds come between, the sun is darkened in the clear day. The friends presume to know exactly how God always deals with the wicked – as if they know everything that he knows when he determines what he should do with such people. Stop acting as if you yourself are God and know everything. 24 Men do therefore fear him:he [respecteth/regards] not any that are wise of heart. Job 37 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is written by one of the most influential men of the modern Christianity movement. We can declare that God has done well in this area and that area – but we really don’t think he should have done that thing or the next thing. Elihu's speeches (Job 32-37) foreshadow theological concepts in and prepare the way for the Lord's speeches (Job 38-41). 3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth. So, to not fear God is to be wise in your own heart. But the coming storm also has an effect on man – and Elihu himself testifies to being personally moved at the approaching storm. 17 [How thy/You whose] garments are [warm/hot],when he [quieteth/stills] the earth [by/because of] the south wind? Is anything making you question God’s goodness or his wisdom? Study Job 37 using Wesley’s Explanatory Notes to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. To reject being wise of heart is necessary to truly fear the Lord. Man and beast. It doesn’t cause him great exertion to do this kind of thing. And he notes that these other things are beyond our understanding. We don’t understand and we’re powerless – and we presume to question God on his dealings in this world? And from that position of judge, we can render a verdict regarding how God is doing. But not in the same manner – one after the other like he’s going to ask of Job right now. There’s something that happened at the beginning of this book that none of these men are factoring into why God is bringing suffering into Job’s life – but it’s the only reason that we’re aware of that God is sending the suffering… What is it? Your email address will not be published. Then you better take a cue from Elihu. Do you think that in these verses, Elihu has been acting as a herald of God’s approaching? God is good and powerful and just – whether we want to acknowledge that in our lives or not. What is perplexing you right now? Job 37:3. It’s God. 12 [And it is turned round about/It changes direction, turning around/The clouds go around in circles, wheeling about] [how and why?…] [by his counsels/by his guidance/according to his plans]:[that they may do/to carry out] [whatsoever/all that] he commandeth them [upon/over] the face of the [world in the earth/inhabited earth/whole inhabited world]. Job 37:14, KJV: "Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God." Job 37:13 - 'Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen. Ir … He knows how to make it happen and he is able to make it happen. 3 He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him. 15 [Dost thou/Do you] know [when/how] God [disposed/establishes/commands] them,[and/how he] [caused/makes] [the light/lightning] [of his cloud to shine/flash in his storm cloud]? Then there comes a roaring sound; God thunders with His majestic voice. And not only can God stop the work of humans. # lightning: Heb. Job 37 Commentary, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the Bible. For miles and miles. 6 For he saith to the snow,[Be thou on/Fall on/Fall to] the earth; [likewise/and] to the [small rain, and to the great rain/downpour and the rain/torrential rains][of his strength/“Be strong”/“pour down”]. Hear in hearing. Job 42:7-17. 3 He sends lightning across the sky.. 2 Keep listening to the thunder of his voice and the rumbling that comes from his mouth. Job 38 – God Speaks to Job A. It’s not any man. And I think what’s interesting is that we’ll see later on that God picks right up after Elihu finishes. Well, the content of verse 19 – Elihu saying that Job needs to teach him and his friends what to say to God – that leads Elihu to another question – though it’s a bit different than the first three. He does not restrain the lightning when His rumbling voice is heard. In that sense, the thunder is his voice. Epilogue - Job's Prosperity Restored. All Rights Reserved. He lets it loose beneath the entire sky; His lightning to the ends of the earth. But catch this – these works of God are carrying out God’s will and are acting according to God’s commands. Job 37:1-24.. 1. 22 [Fair weather/Golden splendor/In golden splendor he] cometh [out of/from] the north:[with/around] God is [terrible/awesome] majesty. There are so many things we don’t know about God, but the little we know is that he is the Most powerful, Reigns with Justice, and the Most Holy. (3 He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. As Elihu is speaking here, is it reading too much into the text to imagine the sky darkening. Job 37 Commentary, this commentary is a one-volume commentary prepared by Robert Jamieson, A. R. 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