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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Job 19

Verses 1-29

Job 19:22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

Job 19:23-29My Redeemer Liveth - In Job 19:23-29 this servant of God makes a startling confession of faith by testifying to the future coming of a redeemer to earth, and his believe in seeing him in the afterlife. It is generally agreed by conservative scholars that the Redeemer refers to the coming of Jesus Christ on earth to redeem mankind from their sins. Amen. A possible theme of the book of Job Isaiah, "Faith in God Triumphs over Suffering".

Within the context of Job's declaration of faith in God providing a redeemer ( Job 19:25-29), Job prays that his words would be written down for an everlasting testimony ( Job 19:23-24). God certainly answered this servant's prayers by having the book of Job written, and by including it in the eternal Holy Scriptures.

Job 19:23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!

Job 19:24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

Job 19:23-24 — "Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book!" - Comments- God, in His great love for Job, answered this prayer in an even greater way than Job could imagine. This divine book was placed in the Holy Bible to become a part of God"s Eternal Word ( Psalm 119:89).

Psalm 119:89, "For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven."

Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Job 19:25 — "I know that my redeemer liveth" - Comments- Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever. Jesus Christ was in Glory at this time with the father ( John 17:5).

John 17:5, "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was."

Job 19:25"he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth" - Comments- This is a reference to Jesus' first and second coming.

Job 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Job 19:26 "after my skin worms destroy this body" - Comments- Our mortal body is sown in corruption ( 1 Corinthians 15:42).

1 Corinthians 15:42, "So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:"

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Job 19". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.