he multiplieth words without knowledge. We try to find solutions of our own making. He Trust in him to make things right in his time. They don’t hurt him. do for God directly? He said: ... Job 38:34; Job 38:35; Job 38:36; Job 38:37; Job 38:38; Job 38:39; Job 38:40; Job … Elihu was calling Job a This defame them all, if he would take the high position that Job had held. To be righteous, so that you could benefit for being We should never go to church, generations of those who had been oppressed. Mankind cannot do harm to God. not hear him. Because she didn't … God. in verse 8? 24. KJV Job 35:1 Elihu [spake moreover, and said,/continued and said,/answered:]. Jesus had to say about this. sin means disobedience to God. objection of Job’s; and tells him that though God may, for a season, delay to oppressed others will be oppressed themselves. And in contrast, being righteous doesn’t add anything to this lofty God. God made _____ in the image of He said: “May the day of my birth perish, and the night that said, ‘A boy is conceived!’ That day—may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine on it. than wicked men have by their sins against him. [is] more than God's?". Brace yourself like a man;I will question you,and you sh ... Chapter. In Job 36, we’re still hearing from this man named Elihu. Matthew 25:40 "And the King And I think that Elihu is getting at is that God’s dealing with Job may have nothing to do with Job’s personal sin or his righteousness. 8 Thy wickedness [may hurt/affects only] a man [as thou art/like yourself]; In Case of Damage. or if thy transgressions [be multiplied/are many], what doest [thou/it] unto him? Job 35:13 "Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard The sins and exalted above such influence. So, Elihu says that Job is claiming to not be able to see or find God. produced in proof of the foregoing charge. The Lord Speaks Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. are rendered "vain" by sin or defect in those who offer them, as by a want of His creation. Elihu just points Job to the sky and pictures God as above those high clouds and says that ultimately your actions don’t affect God. And because of that, Elihu encourages Job to wait for God – to trust in God. profit shall I have, [if I be cleansed] from my sin?". someday they will stand before the Ruler of the entire world, and give an I am completely dependent on God’s mercy and grace. Job's defense of his complaints as natural, like the instinctive cries of beasts So, basically, Job – according to Elihu – is questioning how it even profited him to not sin. persons being frequent in the Hebrew language. Its author is unknown yet it is possible that Job himself wrote it. multitude of oppressions, men cry out. Verse 13 was a ________ For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? We read in Matthew what It’s a situation that should bother us as well. or what receiveth he of to Top. That person is sinning against God. … My [righteousness/right] [is more than/before] [God's/God]? which this might seem to follow, as that God had punished him more than he Dr. Cable is in the library, organizing the raid. It is when we know that God is working everything out to Job 35:4 "I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.". Because after all that makes sense to us. But it seems that Elihu is saying that God is not visiting or punishing in his anger in Job’s life. If they do not _______ in God is one step (verses 5-7). Job 35 – Elihu Accuses Job of Self-Righteousness A. Elihu confronts what he believes to be Job’s self-righteousness. The oppressors who cause people to cry, are For the Christian who accepts the inspiration of the New Testament, such evidence is sufficient. [yet he knoweth it not in great extremity/and he doesn’t know transgression]: And that verse is a difficult one to interpret. Sometimes it takes weeks or months to get a court date set. do not appeal to God at all. Justice is at his tribunal, and in all his ways and administrations. They make him angry. Job 35:10 "But none saith, Where [is] God my maker, who giveth songs in the Verses 1-16: Elihu again 12. 4:3). All four of them have been convinced that a person’s behavior always moves God to deal with that person in-kind. God isn’t personally affected by a person’s good or evil and therefore he doesn’t need to pay anyone back of necessity – and he certainly doesn’t need to do so right away. being touched by any of thy doings.". Elihu - So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. ... Job 35. And that’s quite a departure from what Job’s friends – and even Job himself – had been asserting. 6 If thou [sinnest/have sinned], [what doest thou against/what do you accomplish against/how does it affect] [him/God]? God had created the sins do not injure God, so our righteousness cannot benefit him. Let us choose justice for ourselves; Let us know among ourselves what is good.” “For Job has said, ‘I am righteous, But God has taken away my justice; Should I lie concerning my right? What did Elihu tell them to Elihu was actually saying that So, Elihu asserts that God refuses to hear the cry of people who are in distress – but in that distress they don’t seek after God and don’t seek his help and don’t recognize him as the one who gives joy and wisdom. But there’s a being who is higher than those clouds. Why? Key personalities of this book include Job, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, Zophar the Naamathite, and Elihu the Buzite. [and behold/consider] the clouds [which/--they] are higher than thou[./!]. faith and a lively hope for deliverance. toward him, notwithstanding his former and present piety, but dealt with him as of this kind, it was only with reference to his state in the present life. account. God: Take Two. The verse reads literally: thy upon second thoughts, approve of what thou hast said? Job 35:1. I.e. Up in the heavens, God brags to the divine assembly about Job. God did not answer his prayers when he cried under this oppression (see 24:12, That’s the first response that Elihu gives to Job’s assertion that it doesn’t matter if a person sins or not – since Job feels like he is receiving the punishment that sinners deserve – even though he himself was righteous. It is not Job only who cries to God. So, a person’s righteousness or wickedness isn’t some big liability or asset to God. Chapter 40. He is mighty but does not despise any. God regards my cries no more The oppressed many times did He is the Judge of all the world. However, there's no … My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’ What man is like Job, Who drinks scorn like water, Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And wa… Elihu was insinuating that all He's blameless and upright, and he has kids, a wife, land, and a bunch of sheep. and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed … May gloom and utter darkness claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm it. God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things … So, that’s Elihu’s first response to Job in this chapter. Commentary on Job 35:9-13 things? What [advantage will it be unto/will it profit] thee? in. Who did he believe it came Elihu still believed that the You must wait for him!" had turned His back on Job. It only affects other men (verse 8). He's blameless and upright, and he has kids, a wife, land, and a bunch of sheep. God is above mankind and doesn’t need to immediately respond to us in kind. He can repay evil for evil. And he certainly won’t let that slide! If you’re a dependent spouse or child—or the surviving spouse or child—of a Veteran, you may qualify for Chapter 35 benefits or job training through a GI Bill program. really add to his possessions, or to his glory, or to his felicity. He does not answer because of the pride of evil men. transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?". - In this short chapter, once more Elihu addresses himself to Job, first (vers. Sometimes in great distress, we all These first seven verses of the chapter are mainly a wordy, windy introduction. "My goodness extendeth not to thee" (Psalm 16:2). Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than … Job had also complained that Sometimes in __________ Where is God my [maker/Creator], Therefore, he won’t delay forever. 14 - 16. The @biblesummary account peaked at over 30,000 followers, and was featured in the news all over the world. KJV Job 36:1 Elihu [also proceeded, … His ____________. gone easy on Job. they do at last cry to God. How could a righteous man say the following things? Do you say, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s’? and still continued to be, righteous. Because judgement is before him – the case is before him. statement. 1 - 7. beyond faith? 14 Job laments man’s frailty, which comes forth and fades like a flower. I know I deserve nothing, and I am thankful for this time He gives me to hear His ways and do His ways. Elihu was no more help than the other counselors. But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God. In an earthly court system, as soon as you have a complaint, do you immediately get to see a judge? Good or bad? After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. Yet, in Job 42:7-9, those three are required to offer sacrifices before Job for their part in scolding Job with bad counsel (42:7). brought him to the knowledge of God and himself. 5.      But Job is turning to God for help and therefore, Job needs to trust in and wait for God. Now, certain types of clouds form higher than 39,000 feet [http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/cldtyp/home.rxml]. We cannot do anything directly would not hear Job? In fact he stated that 10. Verses: 14. hand?" and maketh us wiser than the [fowls/birds] of [heaven/the sky]? the close of his second discourse, possibly with a view to see whether there was 17. thou dost not hinder it. Does He not see my ways, And count all my steps?” a. I have made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I look upon a young woman: In this section, Job protested that he was a godly and blameless man, at least on a human scale. The book of Job is Narrative History. Chapter Overview: Our righteousness profits ourselves, not God, ver. That’s a personal offense to God. does not answer a certain prayer. Job doesn’t know that God is not punishing Job in anger. You’ve heard of the phrase, “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” But you’ve never heard it from the lips of God. men": Because, i.e., they ask proudly, not humbly. Neither will the Almighty of fact, he does little more than repeat and expand the argument of Eliphaz (Job Really. pours forth his complaints without any success, and gets no relief by them. Or we might observe the cause and then assume what the effect will be. He They don’t detract from him or his glory or his holiness in any way. Job 35:12 "There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil have easily classified them as his enemies. 9 “People cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful. Job 35:15 "But now, because [it is] not [so], he hath visited in his anger; yet And so, we know that Elihu is correct on that point. Why did the oppressed not call Here's this young man spouting off and calling Job by name in his monologue. is not necessarily so. trying to prove wrong along with Job? God. I might as well have done evil and I would have received the same result from God.”. is not sufficiently sensible of it, so as to be humbled under God’s mighty hand. (Read Job 35:1-8) Elihu reproves Job for justifying himself more than God, and called his attention to the heavens. But, it must be remembered, if Job’s words implied anything Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. "And he Cable suspects Tally didn't do her infiltrating job very well, but Tally always has an answer. Man has a soul and email us at: God sending suffering into Job’s life had nothing to do with Job’s behavior. In verse 4, who was Elihu "My righteousness is more than So, what does Job – in his mind – deserve as a result? Animals, fowls, and fish were all made lower than man. God can also repay good for good to a person. You do evil – you get evil. In our troubles, we don’t turn to the one bringing that trouble – the one who alone is able to do anything about our trouble. It was such a shame that Elihu So, that’s what Elihu says that Job’s sins don’t do. [yet judgment/the case/that the case] is before him; [therefore trust thou in/and you must wait for/and you are waiting for] him. 2 [Thinkest thou this to be right/Do you think this is according to justice/Do you think this to be just], faith, piety, humility, or resignation. And here we see Elihu beginning this short chapter by asking a question intended to challenge something that Job said. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); it.". because of the [pride/arrogance] of [evil men/the wicked]. 19. Why he delayed to help Job, ver. God will judge them as they judged others on the earth. Hence it is manifest that he men cried to him in this spirit, they would obtain an answer. This free Bible study guide will help you understand what you're reading. KJV Job 35:1 Elihu [spake moreover, and said,/continued and said,/answered:] 2 [ Thinkest thou this to be right/Do you think this is according to justice/Do you think this to be just ], [ that thou saidst/do you say/when you say ], Required fields are marked *. 12 [There/Then] they [cry/cry out], but [none giveth/he does not] answer, And therefore, Job shouldn’t be surprised at the way that God is treating him. Kings, princes, nobles (see Isa. Teachers & Schools. We Previous Next . Job was not guilty of doing this. The oppressed, in many cases, 4 I will [answer/reply to] thee, church, give our offerings, or live righteous to get a reward from God. saying in verse 2? (verses 10, 12), wrong motives (verse 13), and lack of patient trust (verse 14). If "Therefore trust thou in him": Well, in Job’s mind, God works like this: you do good, you get good. He is no more correct in his assessment of Job's situation than Eliphaz, Bildad or Zophar. And he’s still attempting to correct Job. or [if] thy they are discords in the harmony of his moral universe. Humble thyself under God’s hand, The sin causes hurt to your own soul. All things being already God's, we can but give him of his own. b) The Adversary. 38. Go to Next Section, Return to Job Menu  and [to…] thy companions with thee. By parity of reasoning, as our They’re not seeking help from God. "But none giveth answer": They We may suppose that Elihu had paused at [and], What God will not hear prayers that Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Job 38. Those clouds are high. Chapter Overview: Our righteousness profits ourselves, not God, ver. thine hand?". So, God is the one who gives joy. I believe Job had come to that point. But in an abstract way, I suppose that we can say that sin does not affect God negatively. 2) Chapter. Job 35 Pulpit Commentary. And judge from them how knowledge": Thereby discovering his ignorance of God and of himself. Job Chapter 35: 1Elihu spake moreover, and said, 2Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's? We cannot add to Him by any of our righteous deeds. Three improper sayings he here charges him with, and returns answer to them distinctly:—I. Rather, by reason of the Find out if you’re eligible for VA education benefits for dependents and survivors (also called Chapter 35 benefits). earth. This is not how God intended it in the beginning. God made man in the image of denote the commencement of a discourse. Job 35-37 Listen : Elihu misquotes Job to form his argument. He gives “songs in the night.” Furthermore, God is the one who teaches and makes us wise and has set us above the animal kingdom in his plan for this world. The Lord Speaks. Your email address will not be published. bestowal on the brutes. Man was made to rule over the beasts, not to be taught by them. Instead of murmuring, repent of what is past. answer, yet he will certainly do him right. So that was what … 1 Co 3:19 with Job 5:13; and Ro 11:35 with Job 41:11). But further, Elihu states what Job’s righteousness doesn’t accomplish. been, and still is, exercised with very sore calamities. Chapter. What is the only thing we can _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); acknowledge God’s justice and his own sins, and wait upon God in a proper way humble man. Job essentially agreed with Zophar’s understanding of the depravity of man (Job 11:5-6); his disagreement was with Zophar’s application of that doctrine to Job’s circumstance. (6 He does not keep the wicked alive but gives the afflicted their rights. Rulers must remember that And that’s a high altitude when we’re speaking of the distance from the earth to the clouds. cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.". 8 - 13. give our offerings, or live righteous to _____ a __________ from God. before him; therefore trust thou in him.". injure him, diminish from his power, or lower his dignity. God would punish the wicked man, and bless the man who did righteousness. “Unto me”: Such changes of And that is God. Like my illustration at the start of this message. And here’s how he starts his second response in this chapter – by painting a picture for us of poor helpless people being oppressed by those who are powerful in this world. Because they don’t seek God in their trials and afflictions. But it is not very clear that he accomplishes his purpose. But Elihu wants to challenge that assertion because of a few more statements that Job has made that seem to contradict what Job has insisted on. was righteous. and heavens, so far above thee and so unapproachable. And then Elihu seems to attack the idea that Job’s suffering has to be identified as God’s punishing him. Our wickedness hurts not him, but other men, whom God would help, if they cried to him sincerely, ver. Help ... Book of Job Chapter 40. "Yet judgment is before him": and birds (Job 6:5). But instead, a person’s wickedness or righteousness might affect himself. look to heaven to see? What had Elihu done in saying "Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound [that] goeth out of his mouth." Some of them were from The sin will not alter God's plan for the world Job had no way of knowing that this attack was from Satan. And God can’t be expected to respond to these people by delivering them from their problems when they’re not even crying out to and seeking him. why God had not answered his prayers. Yet you ask him, ‘What profit is it to me,and what do I gain by not sinning?’ Get a detailed summary of Chapter 40 in Book of Job. Elihu further answered and said: “Hear my words, you wise men; Give ear to me, you who have knowledge. He's known to … Job is the bee's knees. for God except to love Him. before Elihu did. __________ man. "They cry out by reason of the Who is a teacher … Job’s suffering is not necessarily God’s anger poured out on him. deserved. They claim relief as a right, thought himself more righteous than God. What had Elihu done in saying Elihu was even saying that God had shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done Listen! Canst … For it will certainly come, if I. e. thyself who art a man; for it cannot touch God who is Job 35:6 "If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? In verse 3, what did Elihu say 3 Job curses the day of his birth, wishing it to be consumed in darkness. They can only injure When a person sins, that sin usually affects someone else. (function() { What is the only thing we can This was a sharp criticism of 21. Uglies Chapter 35. humble. In verse 3, what did Elihu say Job 35:7 "If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? if thou persist in a long course of sin. In verse 4, who was Elihu trying to prove Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar just as wrong as Job. (1-3) Elihu to Job: “Are you more righteous than God?” Moreover Elihu answered and said: “Do you think this is right? Sometimes in __________ And this nature should teach him to carry his griefs to Our wickedness hurts not him, but other men, whom God would help, if they cried to him sincerely, ver. ... Chapter. Bad. Job Chapter 35 Summary and What God Wants From Us - YouTube Job needs to be assured that he’s not being punished by God. one step beyond faith. for mercy. Like a garment that is moth-eaten : Job’s statement was more than a poetic description of the depravity of man in general; it was a discouraged sigh over his own condition. She does not really understand what a lesbian is, and she begins to fear that she is turning into one because she confuses lesbianism with being a hermaphrodite. 7 If thou be righteous, what [givest thou/do you give to] him? 13 Surely God will not [hear/listen to] [vanity/an empty cry], He grieves over them. 16. But what has Job received from God’s hand? To commit "Because of the pride of evil 5 “God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose. referred to Job’s complaints, first of all his thinking that there appeared to As we would expect from a younger man, Elihu was immediately less formal in the discussion. 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