declare, if thou hast understanding. 13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks?
11 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? 4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them. 9 Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? We look for eternal mercy, if willing to receive Christ as our Saviour.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. 14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves; 15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver: 16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light. And a rest from sin, temptation, conflict, sorrows, and labours, remains in the presence and enjoyment of God. Grace teaches us in the midst of life's greatest comforts, to be willing to die, and in the midst of its greatest crosses, to be willing to live.
The Book of Job teaches us to trust God under all circumstances. 4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. 11 Why died I not from the womb? This life may be made tolerable if we attend to our duty. 32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season?
19 Hast thou given the horse strength? We must trust God, not only WHEN we do not understand, but BECAUSE we do not understand. There the weary are at rest: in the grave they rest from all their labours. These inward trials show the reason of the change that took place in Job's conduct, from entire submission to the will of God, to the impatience which appears here, and in other parts of the book. The believer, who knows that a few drops of this bitter cup are more dreadful than the sharpest outward afflictions, while he is favoured with a sweet sense of the love and presence of God, will not be surprised to find that Job proved a man of like passions with others; but will rejoice that Satan was disappointed, and could not prove him a hypocrite; for though he cursed the day of his birth, he did not curse his God. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? 21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.
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28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
declare, if thou hast understanding. The psalmist tells us, “As for God, His way is perfect” (Psalm 18:30). 23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
12 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? 39 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth?
7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver. 25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
or why the breasts that I should suck? 10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors. or because the number of thy days is great? (20-26)1-10 For seven days Job's friends sat by him in silence, without offering consolidation: at the same time Satan assaulted his mind to shake his confidence, and to fill him with hard thoughts of God. 20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; 21 Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures; 22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
Learn more. Photo: Babylonian goddess of the night. declare if thou knowest it all. 38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? 20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it.
20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof? The permission seems to have extended to this, as well as to torturing the body. 18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth?
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17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee?
It is found in the third section of the biblical canon known as the Ketuvim (“Writings”). Nor is there any help until God shall restore to him the joys of his salvation. (11-19) He complains of his life. 38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together? 38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! or who hath given understanding to the heart? The events related in this book were initiated by God (Job 6–8 KJV), for God did not allow Job’s trials because of any sin in his life (Job 2:3 KJV).
1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. 7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. Job was an especial type of Christ, whose inward sufferings, both in the garden and on the cross, were the most dreadful; and arose in a great degree from the assaults of Satan in that hour of darkness. Job emerged from the severe testing with a fresh appreciation of God’s sovereignty and sufficiency for the believer’s life (Job 42:1–6 KJV). You can cancel anytime during the trial period. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. Coming soon: our Thanksgiving email series will be an exercise in biblical renewal. KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Second Edition. Credit: Hispalois, Wikimedia Commons. 8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Let it be our constant care to get ready for another world, and then leave it to God to order our removal thither as he thinks fit. 30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? 26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came. 6 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. or fill the appetite of the young lions.
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? 5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below.
37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom?
10 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? 29 Out of whose womb came the ice? 35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass? 11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? Observe how Job describes the repose of the grave; There the wicked cease from troubling. 30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. What are the benefits of creating an account? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? 3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. Try it free for 30 days. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. 15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken. or who hath begotten the drops of dew? 34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. When persecutors die, they can no longer persecute. canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? To desire to die that we may be with Christ, that we may be free from sin, is the effect and evidence of grace; but to desire to die, only that we may be delivered from the troubles of this life, savours of corruption. 25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; 26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? The Tabernacle of Ancient Israel - Brief Overview of the Tabernacle of Moses in the Wilderness and the Ark of the Covenant. Don't have an account? 3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? 15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.