Job is starting to adopt this posture – but he’s not there yet. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. But have you ever thought of how much rain comes down in a typical storm? General Epistles God doesn’t just cause fear and trembling. 3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? Wisdom Literature John Trapp Complete Commentary. but [the thunder of his power/his mighty thunder] who can understand? Yes, God calms the sea with his power. But this isn’t God speaking here – it’s Job – who was not an Israelite and who – as we’ve seen already – had some flawed ideas in other areas of life. This method Now, Job does not consider himself to be without wisdom. Pauline Epistles destruction—the abode of destruction, that is, of lost souls. Job: Man’s Frailty and God’s Majesty. his hand hath [formed/pierced] the [crooked/fleeing] serpent. No, this Rachab is apparently a mythological sea monster – in addition to being the word to label people as “proud.”. And what’s so interesting is that Job speaks of God’s ways. It goes so far and then it stops. Matthew Poole's Commentary. And that’s what Job is talking about. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy Now, we need to realize that two words in that line seem to have another possible meaning. But he’s not there yet. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point That the ground on which you live and rely on is anchored to absolutely nothing that’s visible or apparent in any way. no covering—from God's eyes. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible And how have you declared sound advice to many? And that’s how Job ends his initial volley of responses to Bildad’s short and unhelpful speech. Learn how your comment data is processed. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. And he implies that there are times in which humans just can’t understand God’s ways. How did this come to be? But before he gets to that, Job wants to express his utter disgust for his friend’s unhelpful speech to him in the last chapter. The Gospels In the Bible, there are several demonstrations that God controls the seas as well as the heavens and the land. And second, Job continues in verse 6 to speak of the place of the dead – Sheol. His counsel was worthless. And so we’ll see Job next time continue speaking – and he’ll start with defending his righteousness and integrity. 4 To whom have you uttered words? However, we do not feel this is the best method for using But also, God uses clouds to hold back the face of his throne. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. That word translated in the KJV as “garnished” occurs only once in the Old Testament – right here. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Bildad’s whole point in chapter 25 seemed to be that no one can possibly be righteous in God’s estimation. So, Job wants Bildad to think both about who Job is and about who Bildad is. ADAM CLARKE'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - JOB 26 Job 25 - Job 27 >> - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR … Now, when the KJV says “divideth” in verse 12 – we also need to recognize that that word is used elsewhere in the KJV as “rest” (5x) and “ease” (1x). 3 How you have counseled one who has no wisdom, and given much good advice! We can only marvel at this God who is so wise and powerful. God’s power doesn’t simply cause panic and dread. And so, Job moves on from sarcasm to questioning Bildad. Job is also wise. His plentiful declarations were plentiful – but not helpful at all to Job. [until the day and night come to an end/at (or as) the bounday of (or between) light and darkness]. His real feelings concerning Bildad’s speech are just the opposite. He hath as it were with a pair of compasses drawn a circle about the sea, that it may not pass to drown the earth. Because in this chapter he already said that the sky is hung on nothing. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Minor Prophets It’s literally laying on nothing – absolutely nothing. -------------------- Job is getting to this point where he will trust God’s wisdom. Pentateuch Now, I’m taking the “pillars of heaven” to be speaking of mountains – as if the mountains are so tall that they appear to hold the heavens – the sky – up [H. H. Rowley (Job [NCBC], 173)]. Bildad ought to have laid before Job the consolations, rather than the terrors of the Almighty. If we look about us, to the earth and waters here below, we see his almighty power. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Bible Gateway Plus. 3 [How hast thou counselled/What counsel you have given to/How you have advised] him that hath no wisdom [?/!] [how savest thou/How you have saved] [the arm/the person] that hath no strength [?/!]. And now Job’s mind shifts to consider the ocean – and in particular, the way that light and darkness meet there. And – truth be told – we don’t understand it and never will fully. THIRD SERIES. And in verse 4, Job wants to know two things: 1) Does Bildad know whom he’s speaking to and 2) Does Bildad know what he’s saying? I learned this lesson when I worked for Pepsi over a summer while I was in college at UW-Whitewater. 4 To whom hast thou uttered words? So, once again, the first line of this verse is fairly straightforward and the second line leaves us scratching our heads. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. And so, Job keeps his focus upward in verse 8. And he does this with his power. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Job 26 King James Version (KJV). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. Minor Prophets Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. And if you look at the parallel statement – when we speak of God enclosing this something with clouds, he’s doing that when he “spreadeth” that cloud upon it. Job's Reply. He’s not tricked by myths. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Major Prophets And Job is now saying – That’s right! So…holding water within… water? So, God clears the heaven or the sky with his spirit – which is the same word as is used to speak of breath – ruach. Johannine Writings It wore me out. How do I know that? Job 26:12 "He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud." and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is? Job 26:6 King James Version ... KJV, Thinline Bible, Standard Print, Imitation Leather, Black, Red Letter Edition. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. And imagine that the Sun is shining on this globe. But at the same time, God can do violent actions – like wound this serpent – whatever it is. So, it could be that Job is talking about God shattering or cutting to pieces or smiting through this mythological sea monster. General Epistles And of course, Job truly means none of this. Major Prophets If we look up to heaven above, we see displays of … Job acknowledges the power of God. The Old Testament Well, Job continues with his sarcastic statements in verse 3. Sometimes God needs to strike the proud in order to achieve calm in this world. and the cloud [is not rent/does not burst] [under/with the weight of] them. The KJV makes sense when it communicates that God smites through the proud. 1 But Job answered and said: 2 “How have you helped him who is without power? 28. And so, Job begins his response to Bildad’s last speech with biting sarcasm that’s meant to inform Bildad that his words were no help whatsoever to him. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Our Price: $10.99 Save: $7.00 (39%) Buy Now. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. The troubles all came upon Job at once; while one messenger of evil tidings was speaking, another followed. View more titles. Job 26 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 The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Pauline Epistles As for Job – we know he’s righteous. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! -------------------- God’s wisdom is not just bent on calming things and it’s not focused solely on destroying things. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. KJV Job 26:1 [But/Then] Job [answered and said/responded/replied], 2 [How hast thou helped/What a help you are to/How you have helped] [him that is without power/the weak/the powerless] [?/!] He’s made that clear throughout this book as he’s been trying to defend himself against the accusation of his friends that he’s secretly wicked. But at the same time, God uses his understanding to strike the proud. He’s the arm that has no strength. The wings of the os… So, Job pictures God’s awesome power in that he – as it were – takes the northern sky and just stretches it like a blanket. He needs to be helped. This crooked serpent is perhaps a sea monster. 14 [Lo/Behold/Indeed], these are [parts/the fringes/the outer fringes] of his ways: CHAPTER 26. God is nuanced in his use of his own understanding and power. Pentateuch Poetical Books Minor Prophets If we consider hell beneath, though out of our sight, yet we may conceive the discoveries of God's power there. And that has nothing to do with the biblical character who lived in Jericho – just in case you were wondering. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Now, that word “proud” is the Hebrew word Rachab. Study Job 25 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point And in that speech, Bildad basically pointed to God’s power and to the inability of a person like Job to be viewed as righteous by God. But, I think we’d have to recognize that God doesn’t believe in or subscribe to mythology. The Gospels 3 How have you counseled one who has no wisdom? But here’s what I’m getting at. Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.. Ver. The New Testament GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point The reference to those beneath the waters is probably to dead people for two reasons. It’s enough to flood mighty rivers! Job, then, demonstrated God’s authority over the domain of Mot (the god of death) in Job 26:5-6 and over the domain of Baal (the cosmic storm god in Job 26:7-10 ). He’s marveling at God’s wisdom right here – but he hasn’t yet just rested in God to do the wise thing in his life. 10. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Commentary on Job 26. This page provides a method to go directly to a commentary by a specific author. How you have assisted the arm that has no strength! Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. God said so in the first two chapters of this book. And in this chapter, Job is responding to the last short speech by his friend Bildad. Job 26 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by Albert Barnes, a dedicated student of the Bible, continues to be very popular even today. And he does it with his understanding. Bad Advertisement? and are [astonished/amazed] at his [reproof/rebuke]. Wisdom Literature New King James Version (NKJV) Bible Book List. Job 26 Commentary: Have you ever been party to an argument in which both people are making the same points – but somehow amazingly both are in disagreement? He’s praising and extolling God’s understanding that causes him to act in certain ways. The Old Testament And so, perhaps Job is saying that God’s throne is up in the heavens and then sometimes God in his wisdom covers the heavens – where his throne is – and thereby he covers that throne. First, it’s parallel to the reference to dead things or people in the first line of verse 5. So, let’s think of what would cause a mighty mountain to tremble – to move back and forth… How about an earthquake? And so, Job was just considering those below and under. Darkness. The listener will try to process it like normal communication and it makes no sense – because it’s just the opposite of what the communicator really thinks. Because – despite all appearance from here on earth – clouds are not at all solid. When she lifts herself on high, She scorns the horse and its rider.” a. And as for Bildad himself – when Job asks whose spirit came from him, I wonder if he’s getting at the fact that Bildad pretty much lifted most of what he said in chapter 25 from one of Eliphaz’s earlier speeches. If the Sun is on the left side of the globe, then the right side will be dark. Job 26:13. General Epistles He’s thought through his situation and his theology. Job 26:14. 4 To whom hast thou uttered words? Job 26 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the Pastor of the Fifth Streek Church of Christ, has edified Christians for years. And even though God later on portrays Leviathan as just an animal, perhaps Job is saying that God has power over even these pagan mythological beings. how savest thou the arm that hath no strength? The Old Testament Where light ends and darkness begins – and vice versa – that’s a boundary. Poetical Books And so now, Job wants to show them that he’s not ignorant of at least some of the ways that God works in this creation. So, picture the globe in your mind. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! and by his [understanding/wisdom] he [smiteth through/shattered/cut to pieces] [the proud/Rahab/the great sea monster]. I think that’s it. And vice versa. And he’s going to make that abundantly clear a few verses into this chapter. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. -------------------- And in Job 26:12-13 Job drew attention to God’s awe-inspiring power over the domain of Yam (the stormy sea-god).” (Smick) v. 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