Job Bildad rebukes Job for his words and low opinion of his friends. Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said: "How long till you put an end to words? Gain understanding, and afterward we will speak. Why are we counted as beasts, And regarded as stupid in your sight? How long till you put and end to words?
http://josip-debeljuh.from.hr/subalternity-and-representation-arguments-in-cultural-theory-post-contemporary.php Bildad basically returned Job's words in Job It seems that they were all getting tired of hearing each other talk, yet the matter was far from resolved. Why are we counted as beasts, and regarded as stupid in your sight? Bildad continued to trade insults with Job.
They accused each other of being dense and stupid as beasts. Job Bildad tells Job to look to himself and the unchangeable laws of life. Or shall the rock be removed from its place? You who tear yourself in anger : Bildad told Job, "Just look at yourself. You are tearing yourself to pieces in anger. Your condition is all the evidence anyone needs to see that you are in sin and need to repent. Bildad replies that it is Job … who is tearing himself to pieces by his needless rage.
Shall the earth be forsaken for you? Bildad felt that Job wanted to overturn unchangeable laws of life; mainly the laws of cause and effect that tell us Job has caused his own crisis by his sin and refusal to repent. Adam Clarke attempted to capture Bildad's thought: "To say the least, afflictions are the common lot of men. Must God work a miracle in providence, in order to exempt thee from the operation of natural causes?
Dost thou wish to engross all the attention and care of providence to thyself alone? What pride and insolence!
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Job The dark life of the wicked. The light is dark in his tent, And his lamp beside him is put out. The light of the wicked indeed goes out : Bildad wanted to teach Job about the life and fate of the wicked, and in doing so he hoped that Job would get the idea that he was among the wicked that Bildad described.
The light is dark in his tent : At the end of Job's previous speech Job he described the darkness of his life and prospects, all in the gloomy context of the grave as a welcome home. Bildad wanted Job to see that this dark outlook on life meant that he was among the wicked. Job The dangerous path of the wicked. For he is cast into a net by his own feet, And he walks into a snare.
The net takes him by the heel, And a snare lays hold of him. A noose is hidden for him on the ground, And a trap for him in the road. The steps of his strength are shortened : Bildad here described the wicked man as someone weak in his steps, unable or unwilling to continue the journey of life. He felt this accurately described Job and set him among the wicked men. He walks into a snare : Not only is the wicked man weak in his journey, he is also on a dangerous path.
He walks right into trouble, and the net takes him by the heel. In Bildad's perspective Job has walked into his own crisis, and a snare lays hold of him. Precise identification of all these items of equipment is still not possible, as a comparison of current translations quickly shows. Job The miserable life of the wicked.
His strength is starved, And destruction is ready at his side. It devours patches of his skin; The firstborn of death devours his limbs. He is uprooted from the shelter of his tent, And they parade him before the king of terrors. They dwell in his tent who are none of his; Brimstone is scattered on his dwelling. His roots are dried out below, And his branch withers above. Terrors frighten him on every side : Again, Bildad takes previous statements of Job and turns them back upon him. Job spoke in his previous speech about how he felt attacked and assaulted by God on every side Job Bildad regarded this as proof of Job's wickedness.
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It devours patches of his skin : Part of Job's medical crisis was skin disease Job a , b , and Bildad says, "The wicked have terrible problems with their skin. That means you are among the wicked, Job. Andersen gives a vivid translation of Job :. He is uprooted from the shelter of his tent : Bildad made the simple calculation that the wicked suffer such great crises; Job suffered in a great crisis; therefore Job must be among the wicked and the sooner Job realized it the better.
This king of terrors reminds us of the Canaanite deity Mot Death whose gullet reaches from earth to sky - the devouring deity. They were constantly pursued by the dread of the unknown. Every unpeopled or distant spot was the haunt and dwelling-place of evil and dreadful objects. But the grave, and the world beyond, were above all terrible, and death the King of Terrors. Sadly, this regard of death did not completely die with the Christian era. The author recalls reading the following inscription on an Irish tombstone on the Hill of Slane, outside of Dublin. Brimstone is scattered on his habitation : "This may either refer to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, as has already been intimated, or to an ancient custom of fumigating houses with brimstone, in order to purify them from defilement.
Job The sad destiny of the wicked. He is driven from light into darkness, And chased out of the world. He has neither son nor posterity among his people, Nor any remaining in his dwellings. Those in the west are astonished at his day, As those in the east are frightened.
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him who does not know God. The memory of him perishes from the earth : In his previous speech, Job pled for the earth to cry out on his behalf, testifying of his innocence before God Job Here Bildad told Job that there was no possibility of this if he should die in his wicked state.
If so, he would simply be among those whose memory … perishes from the earth.
He has neither son nor posterity among the people : This was an especially cruel statement to one who had lost all ten of his children included seven sons in a tragic accident Job , Bildad felt that such cruelty was necessary to wake Job up from his self-deception. The last state, having no offspring, descendant or survivor , is the worst.
Bildad has listed the things most dreaded by an Israelite in life and in death as the tokens of rejection by God. This is the place of him who does not know God : Bildad carried his attack yet further. Not only was Job among the wicked , he was also one who does not know God. This was a cruel and false statement to make against a man who was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil Job Again we have to say - all true, and therefore to be taken to heart; but not all the truth, and therefore of no meaning in the case of Job.
You have the logic of your creed, while I have the reality of my experience. The God who will explain my experience I have not yet found, but I am confident there is such a God and meantime I refuse to accept your counterfeit of Him'. In fact there may be nothing our God wants more than to bring each one of us to the point where He can do with us exactly what He did with Job: hand us over with perfect confidence into the clutches of Satan, knowing that even then our faith will hold.
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How many who were ready to perish, now are blessing Him! But who can show forth His praises? May we trust in His mercy, and seek to imitate His truth, justice, and love. If such an expectation arise from lively faith in the providence and promise of God, it is well; but if from conceit of our own wisdom, and dependence on changeable, earthly things, it is ill grounded, and turns to sin.
Every one that has the spirit of wisdom, has not the spirit of government; but Job had both. Yet he had the tenderness of a comforter. This he thought upon with pleasure, when he was himself a mourner. Our Lord Jesus is a King who hates iniquity, and upon whom the blessing of a world ready to perish comes. To Him let us give ear. Commentary by Matthew Henry, King James Bible Online. Commentary for Job Discussion for Job I am given an understanding in this reading of Job that I have not received before.
Job is the picture of Jesus Christ as The God-Man and the agony within himself of becoming 'a curse' in taking on our sins, having never known sin. Power, riches, wisdom, strength and honor, glory and blessing to Christ!
Verse Job reflected on his past dealings and the good things that he had done for others. It is good for us to reflect on our past good deeds when we are feeling down. Job 29 can taken like this: A real man is a righteous father figure, gives witness and helps the poor and the fatherless. This is what Job was. Job outlines how we learn to have Christ walk us through our "every days" with Grace. Wisdom and comfort to others always outweighs possessions and riches.