A ransom or propitiation is found. Van Selms' paraphrase of what Elihu is saying here catches the unqualified egotism in it. God is not accountable to us. Next » Chapter 34. When all this happens, namely, Job's confession and Elihu's prayers on his behalf, then humility and submissiveness on Job's part shall have been achieved. 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. That he may withdraw man from his purpose. Job 32 – Hearing from Elihu A. 31 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak. (Job 33:19-28) Elihu to Job: "God spoke to you in your sufferings, to save your soul from death." 18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from … "Howbeit, Job, I pray thee, hear my speech. Iyov - Job - Chapter 33 « Previous Chapter 32. Elihu was one according to his wish, a man like himself. 1. "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]. "[6] It would be difficult to imagine any words that could have been spoken which might have been any more distasteful or repulsive to Job than these things that Elihu was saying here. Job 33:31. job 33:31. "This submissiveness is the ransom to be paid, and the ransom has been found; Job can then return to health and be strong again. Job 33:4. "Answer thou me ... stand forth" (Job 33:5). 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. Jesus used this same metaphor when he said of little children that, "Their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 18:10). The works of darkness are unfruitful works; all the gains of sin will come far short of the damage. It is unreasonable for weak, sinful creatures, to strive with a God of infinite wisdom, power, and goodness. In Chapter 32, we have several reasons to believe that Elihu is a man that should be taken seriously. Verses 14-18 God speaks to us by conscience, by providences, and by ministers; of all these Elihu discourses. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. 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 … 1 But listen to my words, Job, I pray you, and hearken to all my speech. Several versions (the New English Bible, the Easy-to-Read Version, the Good News Bible, etc.) "That he may withdraw man from his purpose" (Job 33:17). 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. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 33:1-7 Job had desired a judge to decide his appeal. 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). (Job 32:21-22 RSV) Chapter 33 is Elihu's address to Job. 33 “However now, Job, please hear my speech, And listen to all my words. Introduction. This thought will be of great use for our getting good from sickness, in and by which God speaks to men. "The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life." INTRODUCTION TO JOB 33. (1-7) Elihu blames Job for reflecting upon God. 1-7 Job Should Listen to Elihu. hath spoken--rather, "proceeds to speak." I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me. He is the great Mediator between God and sinful man. 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. All rights reserved. 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 never claimed absolute perfection, admitting minor transgressions and mistakes; but he insisted that he had committed no violent crimes or immoralities that could have been the basis of divine punishment. "[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. Job had challenged God to "show me" (Job 10:2) or "Give me an answer." My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know. render Elihu's words here as, "Job, you are wrong." While sinners are pursuing evil purposes, and indulging their pride, their souls are hastening to destruction. 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. “The pit” is death and all its effects, not just physical death but spiritual death. Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.". A blessed change follows. (Job 33:23). John Trapp Complete Commentary. From here to the end of the chapter, Elihu describes how God speaks to men in the judgments sent upon them; and, of course, he vividly describes the very things that have happened to Job! It opens with an invitation to dialogue: "But now, hear my speech, O Job, and listen to all my words. "Elihu perhaps thinks that Job is unduly proud of his integrity. 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). Show content in: English Both Hebrew. The game ended with the score 10-10 after Parseghian decided to play for the tie (and so preserve Notre Dame's No. 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. Jesus Christ is the Messenger and the Ransom, so Elihu calls him, as Job had called him his Redeemer, for he is both the Purchaser and the Price, the Priest and the sacrifice. (Job 33:19-28) Elihu to Job: "God spoke to you in your sufferings, to save your soul from death." Elihu's Rebuke and Counsel . 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. What does it mean? "So that he seeth his face with joy" (Job 33:26). Verses 8-13 Elihu charges Job with reflecting upon the justice and goodness of God. (29-33) Verses 1-7 Job had desired a judge to decide his appeal. Those that perish for ever are without excuse, for they would not be healed. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. Set thy words in order before me, stand forth. The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. ". We must confess the fault of sin; I have perverted that which was right. 2. Elihu was one according to his wish, a man like himself. 1:9 ) confess the fact of sin; and not try to justify or excuse ourselves. What a pompous and bombastic line this is! 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. It follows that this commentary, like all commentaries, was written by an uninspired, fallible human. He acts with perfect justice, wisdom, and goodness, where we cannot perceive it. I have opened my mouth ... my tongue hath spoken in my mouth ... my words shall utter ... my lips ... shall speak" (Job 33:1-3). Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Elihu appears in this affirmation to mean that his prayers on Job's behalf, along with Job's confession of sins, will constitute an acceptable ransom in God's sight. 3 “My words are from the uprightness of my heart, And my lips speak knowledge sincerely. 2. 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. In Job 33:27 the favoured one is again the subj. I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue. Job 33 Job 33:1 Job 33: God is neither arbitrarily hostile, nor silent. Elihu urges that he had spoken wrong, and that he ought to humble himself before God, and by repentance to unsay it. When we hear any thing said to God's dishonour, we ought to bear our testimony against it. 3 My words shall express the uprightness of my heart, and my lips shall speak what they know with utter sincerity. ELIHU'S PROMISE OF RESTORATION TO JOB IF HE REPENTS. INTRODUCTION TO JOB 33. "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. Knowledge clearly. ] What a mercy it is to be under the restraints of an awakened conscience! Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible has served as an invaluable guide to the Bible for pastors and students the world over. Through a Ransom/Atonement (Job 33:24). 1. (1-5) Elihu and his dissatisfaction with the answers of Job’s friends. 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. Commentary on Elihu and Job (Chapter 32 and 33) by Craig Truglia. "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. of He hath redeemed my soul from going into the pit. Then God is gracious unto him, and saith. (14-18) God sends afflictions for good. Commentary on Job 32:1-5 (Read Job 32:1-5) Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced. Elihu offers to reason with Job. God's purpose in this, according to Elihu, was stated in Job 33:17. My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart; And that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely. 14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. since I also am a rational creature; and … My words — I will not speak passionately or partially, but from a sincere desire to do thee good. 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. Elihu was justly displeased with Job, as more anxious to clear his own character than the justice and goodness of God. 2 Behold, here I am with open mouth; here is my tongue talking. Job 31:1-23 Job Asserts His Integrity. "He is chastened also with pain upon his bed" (Job 33:19). Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. They stop talking as well. 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. I have opened my mouth ... my tongue hath spoken in my mouth ... my words shall utter ... my lips ... shall speak", "The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty giveth me life", ELIHU'S FALSE INTERPRETATION OF JOB'S COMPLAINT, "Thou art not just, for God is greater than man", "That he may withdraw man from his purpose", "He is chastened also with pain upon his bed", "If there be with him an angel, an interpreter, etc. We enter this chapter with Elihu requesting that Job listen to … 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. His talk is loaded with repetitions; and "He protests too much about his sincerity (Job 33:2f). Job responded to Elihu's challenge in exactly the proper manner, ignoring it completely. XXXIII . (29-33). Job 34:1-15 Elihu Proclaims God’s Justice. Job's blameless record as a neighbor and city official (Job 29:12-17; 31:16-23), including pure inward motivations (Job 31:1-2,24-25,33-34) and attitudes (Job 31:1,7,9,26-27,29-30) toward God and neighbor, are lofty ethical standards to emulate. When afflictions have done their work, they shall be removed. Behold, I will answer thee, in this thou art not just; "In this, Elihu had not grasped the essential point, as Job had expressed it; therefore it was easy for him to give his answer, `Job, you are wrong' (Job 33:12)."[5]. And his life from perishing by the sword. Job 33 Job 33:1 Job 33: God is neither arbitrarily hostile, nor silent. Proud member Job 33:24 "Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom." Iyov - Job - Chapter 33 « Previous Chapter 32. "Thou art not just, for God is greater than man" (Job 33:12). 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. 1 But listen to my words, Job, I pray you, and hearken to all my speech. ELIHU'S FALSE INTERPRETATION OF JOB'S COMPLAINT "Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing. Of the 44 starters that day, 25 received All-America mention and 33 would go on to pro careers. Job 30:1-31 Job is Sick at Heart. Job 33 Commentary. Chapter 32. Elihu is here promising Job the most extravagant blessings if he repents and submits. 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. 2. mouth--rather, "palate," whereby the taste discerns. This bloke is going to say something! That is to say, “I am as much the creature of God as these three old gentlemen are, these three wise friends who have spoken so tartly. There was not then, that we know of, any Divine revelation in writing, though now it is our principal guide. "[8] In the extent that Job might have been tempted to believe this, we may find the high-water mark of Satan's campaign to force Job to renounce his integrity. "[2] The Bible, however, makes it clear that Job had never spoken anything about God that was not right (Job 42:7). 2. mouth--rather, "palate," whereby the taste discerns. Chapter 33. That he may be enlightened with the light of the living. 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. He is the "daysman" (AV) or "someone to arbitrate", whom Job had sought (Job 9:33). 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. hath spoken--rather, "proceeds to speak." "My words shall be of the uprightness "- As God has given me his Spirit, from that Spirit alone will I speak; therefore all my words shall be of uprightness, knowledge, and truth. Job 33 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 33 Be that as it may, Job, I beg of you to hear what I have to say and give heed to all my words. The prophetic meaning here, was that Jesus ransomed all who would believe. It is substantial, and lively, and very much to the purpose. His flesh wastes away from sight, And his bones stick out which once were not seen. He corrects Job's view of God's hiddenness by arguing that God reveals himself in mysterious ways (Job including dreams, pain … More Job commentaries. (19-28) Elihu entreats Job's attention. 3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my … (1-7) Elihu blames Job for reflecting upon God. The weakness of such demands appears in the fact that, to this point in Elihu's speech, he had not said anything that demanded an answer. The Spirit of God hath made me] That is, I am God’s creature no less than thou art, made and maintained by the word of his power, by the breath of his mouth; why then may I not utter pure and holy doctrine? If we would rightly convince men, it must be by reason, not by terror; by fair argument, not by a heavy hand. 3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my … Preparing the way for the Lord's appearance, Elihu presents a more balanced view of God and his relationship to humankind. Job 32 Commentary Verse 1. He is the "daysman" (AV) or "someone to arbitrate", whom Job had sought (Job 9:33). So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.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. Verses 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. "If there be with him an angel, an interpreter, etc." rwrb t[d daath barur, pure science. 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 33:32. job 33:32. 2 “Behold now, I open my mouth, My tongue in my mouth speaks. The end and design of these admonitions are to keep men from sin, particularly the sin of pride. 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. Next » Chapter 34. "Happy is the man to whom a messenger from God appears, as I have come to you, to make God's intentions for you clear and intelligible. 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. KJV Job 32:1 [So/Then] these three men [ceased/refused] [to answer/answering/to answer further] Job, because he … Of course, he had complained bitterly that things that happened to him were undeserved and unjust; but his mention of such things as coming from God should always be understood as meaning, merely, that God had allowed them to happen. And hide pride from man (Job 33:17). First of … (19-28) Elihu entreats Job's attention. (Job 33:1-3 RSV) Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. 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). 4. Job 31:24-40 Job Concludes His Self Defense. 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. 33 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom. Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.. Ver. And I have heard the voice of thy words, saying. Chapter 33. 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. We have here the conclusion of this first part of … Because Job does not answer, we should understand that Job cannot contradict what Elihu is saying. That which turns men from sin, saves them from hell. His flesh shall be fresher than a child's; He prayeth unto God, and he is favorable unto him. All that truly repent of their sins, shall find mercy with God. Job 34 Chapter 33 Elihu offers to reason with Job. 5 “ Refute me if you can; “But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say. And the author informs us that as Job finishes his last speech, so too do his friends. And he restoreth unto man his righteousness. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. In chapters 32–37 the younger friend Elihu rebukes both Job and his three friends. Answer me then, if you can; stand up and argue your case before me. "Watch him! I am as much endowed with the Spirit of God as thou art, O Job, and therefore I speak to thee in his name.” My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly. 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. "My terror shall not make thee afraid" (Job 33:7).