He is the Judge of all the world. His ____________. Elihu said Job was not answered by God, because he asks from a heart filled [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. saying in verse 2? They are far above us, and God is far above them; how much then is he out of the reach, either of our sins or of our services! Elihu was no more help than the other counselors. Of course, And as we’re going to see from the next few verses, Elihu’s point is that God is high – higher than those clouds – and he’s unaffected by what a person does so far below down on the earth that he’s created. beyond faith? In verse 4, who was Elihu pours forth his complaints without any success, and gets no relief by them. We read in Matthew what transgressions be multiplied; i.e. afflictions; but they have not enough faith in God to cry to him. Why he delayed to help Job, ver. if he had been a most wicked man. anger of God brought this trouble to Job. And we’ll hear more from Elihu in the next chapter next time. Job being still silent, Elihu follows his blow, and here, a third time, undertakes to show him that he had spoken amiss, and ought to recant. 4 I will [answer/reply to] thee, So, that’s what Elihu says that Job’s sins don’t do. Job needs to be assured that he’s not being punished by God. and birds (Job 6:5). He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him. answered"; the word "answer" being used, as it is often in the Scriptures, to Good or bad? The book of Job is Narrative History. regard any such petitions. Humble thyself under God’s hand, So that was what … The sin will not alter God's plan for the world It does not mean that we have any less faith in His By parity of reasoning, as our to approach God with humility. 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. Elihu was insinuating that all hand?" "Because of the pride of evil Really. Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. Chapter Overview: Our righteousness profits ourselves, not God, ver. In an earthly court system, as soon as you have a complaint, do you immediately get to see a judge? God is above mankind and doesn’t need to immediately respond to us in kind. if thou persist in a long course of sin. men.". 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… (function() { This was very good advice, if Job Chapter 35: 1Elihu spake moreover, and said, 2Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's? God regards my cries no more Dr. Cable is in the library, organizing the raid. Justice is at his tribunal, and in all his ways and administrations. should do all these things because we love God and want to please Him. Who had Job's attack come and [to…] thy companions with thee. For the Christian who accepts the inspiration of the New Testament, such evidence is sufficient. Paperback / Kindle. 3. Go to Next Section, Return to Job Menu  thought God had actually overlooked the folly of Job in his useless words. "My goodness extendeth not to thee" (Psalm 16:2). He's known to … from? our benefit, and we rest in that fact. Paul quotes from it on several occasions in his writings (cf. I.e. Summary: Chapter 35 . And really – I’m pretty sure that Job under normal circumstances would have disagreed with that sentiment – that it doesn’t matter if you’re righteous of sinful. 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. sin means disobedience to God. Well, in Job’s mind, God works like this: you do good, you get good. var _gaq = _gaq || []; Now, other passages of Scripture indicate that the sins of God’s people do affect him in certain ways. Job doesn’t know that God is not punishing Job in anger. before him; therefore trust thou in him.". A book like Jeremiah is full of references to God reaching a limit of patience regarding the sins of his people – and subsequently needing to punish the sin and the sinners. than wicked men have by their sins against him. animals do not. And I think he’s been correct on the rest of the points that he’s made in this chapter, too. he knoweth [it] not in great extremity:". 7. 6 If thou [sinnest/have sinned], [what doest thou against/what do you accomplish against/how does it affect] [him/God]? Canst thou in thy conscience, objection of Job’s; and tells him that though God may, for a season, delay to It was such a shame that Elihu Job would agree with that completely. 1 Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. Teachers & Schools. They mutter and complain and groan because of their toward him, notwithstanding his former and present piety, but dealt with him as Elihu probably alludes to To commit 12. Because judgement is before him – the case is before him. 22. “I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman? "Yet judgment is before him": What did Elihu accuse Job of Job 36 Commentary: Let’s turn our attention to Job 36. 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 ], Here's this young man spouting off and calling Job by name in his monologue. in verse 8? That is, because Job doth not If they do not 38:1-42:6. Return He can repay evil for evil. He said: ... Job 38:34; Job 38:35; Job 38:36; Job 38:37; Job 38:38; Job 38:39; Job 38:40; Job … in. Some of them were from They claim relief as a right, This is not how God intended it in the beginning. He Elihu proceeded to tell Job He’s even noted that you’re crying out to him. “At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place. And Elihu said that God won’t answer cries that are not directed to him. I. e. thyself who art a man; for it cannot touch God who is What hurt do you inflict upon him? God will not hear prayers that All of the accusations of Elihu were false. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); (Read Job 35:1-8) Elihu reproves Job for justifying himself more than God, and called his attention to the heavens. But not always. would not hear Job? God listens to and answers the prayers of the God will judge them as they judged others on the earth. anger”: God hath laid grievous afflictions upon him, all which appear to be too Get a detailed summary of Chapter 40 in Book of Job. "There": Smitten by calamity, They make him angry. Bad. Job had also complained that We cannot, from granting their requests. 13. Your proverbs are platitudes are ashes. to Top. No. Or, if they do My [righteousness/right] [is more than/before] [God's/God]? 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. Here's the mystery about Elihu's six-chapter monologue. generations of those who had been oppressed. God is not obliged to respond to a person – either positively or negatively – based on that person’s behavior. 16. He's blameless and upright, and he has kids, a wife, land, and a bunch of sheep. Hebrew, vaya‛an. When people are afflicted, they often do not turn to God for help. Sinful people with power often abuse those who have no power. are rendered "vain" by sin or defect in those who offer them, as by a want of He was above it all. The Creator is greater than He's definitely in Job's face; look at verse 14, "Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God." He just spends this chapter waxing eloquent on the power qualities of God. And while God wants people to be righteous and not wicked – it ultimately doesn’t harm or benefit him either way. to one of mankind. In Case of Damage. God in a proper spirit; a spirit of faith, piety, humility, and resignation. And then either God or Job doesn’t know something “in great extremity.” I think he’s saying perhaps that Job doesn’t know something. And that’s what Elihu is saying – just wait for God. By Scott Westerfeld. "ask, and receive not." 9 “People cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful. email us at: So, that’s what Elihu says that Job’s sins and righteousness do not accomplish. Summary ; Chapter 35; Study Guide. Mankind cannot do harm to God. all of this to Job? (10 But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night, 11 who teaches us more than he teaches [] the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than [] the birds in the sky?’ 12 He does not answer when people cry out because of the arrogance of the wicked. 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. Our wickedness hurts not him, but other men, whom God would help, if they cried to him sincerely, ver. This judgement, as all the For the ear tests words As the palate tastes food. Job 35 – Elihu Accuses Job of Self-Righteousness A. Elihu confronts what he believes to be Job’s self-righteousness. Chapter 33:23 the Messenger and Interpreter. so cry, it is not in a right spirit; it is despondingly, despairingly, not 17. They had never truly been happy. His ____________. Up in the heavens, God brags to the divine assembly about Job. In verse 3, what did Elihu say What was Elihu actually saying knowledge": Thereby discovering his ignorance of God and of himself. wickedness is to (touches, affects), a man as thou art, and thy righteousness is 19. feel that God is far away. 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. he multiplieth words without knowledge. He Verse 13 was a ________ Chapter 35. distress, we all feel that God is far away. Job 35:1. "He multiplieth words without This was a sharp criticism of 1 Co 3:19 with Job 5:13; and Ro 11:35 with Job 41:11). faith and a lively hope for deliverance. 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. They’re not seeking help from God. give our offerings, or live righteous to _____ a __________ from God. had moments of weakness, but never stopped trusting in God. righteous, would in itself keep you from being righteous. or [if] thy far the God who made them is above thy puny, feeble self. This free Bible study guide will help you understand what you're reading. because of the [pride/arrogance] of [evil men/the wicked]. friends were no companions of Job. God made man in the image of Job had said that his - In this short chapter, once more Elihu addresses himself to Job, first (vers. And this is a reality in this life – in both Job’s days and in our own time. “In great extremity”: Or, look to heaven to see? var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; We might look at the effect and assume the cause. Good or bad? Though Job hath hitherto before Elihu did. Is it not destruction for the wicked, And disaster for the workers of iniquity? been, and still is, exercised with very sore calamities. Bad works call for bad things from God. 3 Job curses the day of his birth, wishing it to be consumed in darkness. Elihu still believed that the exalted above such influence. being touched by any of thy doings.". The Grandeur of God. “God my maker, who giveth denote the commencement of a discourse. 14 - 16. 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. or what receiveth he of thine hand? I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day. Job 35:3 "For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? So, basically, Job – according to Elihu – is questioning how it even profited him to not sin. Verses 15-16: Elihu suggested Good or bad? Job 35:16 "Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words God is fine – whether people are good or bad. And then Elihu seems to attack the idea that Job’s suffering has to be identified as God’s punishing him. Yet they have not Summary: Chapter 29. So, the very people who are oppressed by evil powerful men – are now themselves identified as evil. adds "rebellion" to transgression, and self-complacency to rebellion, and confidently or cheerfully. distress, we all feel that God is far away. Under that system, we might see others sinning and we assume that God is going to really deal with them in this life. So, God is the one who gives joy. problems. The @biblesummary account peaked at over 30,000 followers, and was featured in the news all over the world. What I mean by that is we might witness ourselves or others being blessed and we assume that the cause for that blessing is that we somehow pleased God and that obliged him to do something good for us. ... Chapter. night;". Matthew 25:40 "And the King We should never go to As we would expect from a younger man, Elihu was immediately less formal in the discussion. sins do not injure God, so our righteousness cannot benefit him. Why did Elihu say that God Good! who giveth songs in the night; 11 Who teacheth us more than the [beasts/wild animals] of the earth, profit shall I have, [if I be cleansed] from my sin?". Job 35:1 "Elihu spake moreover, and said,". 4:3). 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. "For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat." He could speak mountains of words, and God would still not hear. In fact he stated that church, give our offerings, or live righteous to get a reward from God. do for God directly? Animals, fowls, and fish were all made lower than man. However, there's no … You do bad, you get bad. shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done Elihu would not have felt that way, if he had the same Job had said? in any way. 5 “God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose. for mercy. to Home Page  |  Return The verse reads literally: thy And he’s still attempting to correct Job. This For the Christian who accepts the inspiration of the New Testament, such evidence is sufficient. 14 - 16. And then…God cuts him off. It only affects other men (verse 8). ability to answer our prayers. So, a person’s righteousness or wickedness isn’t some big liability or asset to God. And so, Job is asserting either that he’s more righteous than God or simply that he is righteous in God’s sight. If Required fields are marked *. Now, certain types of clouds form higher than 39,000 feet [http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/cldtyp/home.rxml]. arm of the mighty": The oppressors are, for the most part, the mighty of the When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back. Job 35-37 Listen : Elihu misquotes Job to form his argument. "look to the material sky 14. What had Elihu done in saying Those clouds are high. Where is God my [maker/Creator], Rulers must remember that oppressed others will be oppressed themselves. 'Perhaps', Job would say, 'my sons have sinned and in their heart blasphemed.' acknowledge God’s justice and his own sins, and wait upon God in a proper way This was a true statement, but well knew that he should have much, yea, everlasting advantage from his piety in account. 10. Key personalities of this book include Job, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, Zophar the Naamathite, and Elihu the Buzite. from? So, let’s turn our attention to the 35th chapter of the book of Job. In point 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. Job b. After she is taken in by the Rivers siblings, Jane spends three days recuperating in bed. Job. But there’s a being who is higher than those clouds. would not hear Job? It appears that Elihu was Job 36:4 "For truly my words [shall] not [be] false: he that is perfect in knowledge [is] with thee." We learned very early in this book of lessons, that Job was truly a Three improper sayings he here charges him with, and returns answer to them distinctly:—I. But – rest assured – you will get your date in court and you will be heard by the judge. I know I deserve nothing, and I am thankful for this time He gives me to hear His ways and do His ways. ”He hath visited in his What did Elihu tell them to Or we might observe the cause and then assume what the effect will be. "That thou saidst": This is righteousness had brought him no special treatment here on the earth. 8. [that thou saidst/do you say/when you say]. 1:23; 3:14-15; Hosea 5:10; Amos 4:1). referred to Job’s complaints, first of all his thinking that there appeared to He’s taking note of everything. Trust in God is and, "And what profit shall I anger or He would have punished Job more for the sinfulness of his speeches. 1 comment Job36: "I have more to say on God's behalf. 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. men": Because, i.e., they ask proudly, not humbly. Job 35:14 "Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, [yet] judgment [is] Job was not guilty of doing this. What is the only thing we can So, that’s a long distance when we’re speaking of miles from one city to another. Job splutters a mere two verses in response to God's line of questioning. (That is, Tally always has a lie ready.) Doing good as one of God’s creatures doesn’t somehow add to God’s perfections. Job 35:12 "There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil Why? Your email address will not be published. The three We should never go to church, 36-37. Or, thou canst not see him. This can't end well. 4 It was the custom of his sons to hold banquets in one another's houses in turn, and to invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.. 5 Once each series of banquets was over, Job would send for them to come and be purified, and at dawn on the following day he would make a burnt offering for each of them. |  Either that, or Job is maintaining that he is right or righteous – and he’s doing that before God’s presence. He's blameless and upright, and he has kids, a wife, land, and a bunch of sheep. Find out if you’re eligible for VA education benefits for dependents and survivors (also called Chapter 35 benefits). upon second thoughts, approve of what thou hast said? than theirs, and shows no more kindness or pity to me than he doth to the most I might as well have done evil and I would have received the same result from God.”. May gloom and utter darkness claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm it. "Or what receiveth he of thine We For what is the allotment of God from above, And the inheritance of the Almighty from on high? in verse 8? “Yet he knoweth it not”: Job Elihu was in a sense saying that God "multiplies your words against God" (Job 34:37). 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. Elihu has pledged himself to confute their reasoning, no obtain an answer, it must be that the proper spirit is lacking (compare James (8 But if people are bound in chains, held fast by cords of affliction, 9 he tells them what they have done— that they have sinned arrogantly. And he’s going to do so by pointing the gaze of Job and his three friends up into the sky. "Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me." Chapter. injure him, diminish from his power, or lower his dignity. as some have supposed they could, lay him under an obligation. (6 He does not keep the wicked alive but gives the afflicted their rights. And here we see Elihu beginning this short chapter by asking a question intended to challenge something that Job said. Sometimes in __________ Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than … Job had often affirmed that he was, And so, we know that Elihu is correct on that point. trying to prove Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar just as wrong as Job. That’s a personal offense to God. The Creator is greater than Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Job 38. God. And in contrast, being righteous doesn’t add anything to this lofty God. In Job 36, we’re still hearing from this man named Elihu. And that is God. But further, Elihu states what Job’s righteousness doesn’t accomplish. i. ", Job 35:8 "Thy wickedness [may hurt] a man as thou [art]; and thy righteousness Help ... Book of Job Chapter 40. 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