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Bible Commentaries

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

Job 5

Verses 1-27

Eliphaz’s First Speech Job 4:1 to Job 5:27 contains Eliphaz’s first speech to Job in which he attempts to answer Job’s question of suffering (Job 3:20-26). He approaches Job’s suffering by saying that God always delivers the poor, but judges the foolish. In Job 4:8 we see that Eliphaz quickly picked up on sowing and reaping as a reason for Job’s suffering.

Job 4:8, “Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.”

Eliphaz declares that God always judges the foolish (Job 5:1-7) and delivers the humble (Job 5:8-27).

Verses 1-27

Eliphaz’s First Speech Job 4:1 to Job 5:27 contains Eliphaz’s first speech to Job in which he attempts to answer Job’s question of suffering (Job 3:20-26). He approaches Job’s suffering by saying that God always delivers the poor, but judges the foolish. In Job 4:8 we see that Eliphaz quickly picked up on sowing and reaping as a reason for Job’s suffering.

Job 4:8, “Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.”

Eliphaz declares that God always judges the foolish (Job 5:1-7) and delivers the humble (Job 5:8-27).

Verses 1-27

Eliphaz’s First Speech Job 4:1 to Job 5:27 contains Eliphaz’s first speech to Job in which he attempts to answer Job’s question of suffering (Job 3:20-26). He approaches Job’s suffering by saying that God always delivers the poor, but judges the foolish. In Job 4:8 we see that Eliphaz quickly picked up on sowing and reaping as a reason for Job’s suffering.

Job 4:8, “Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.”

Eliphaz declares that God always judges the foolish (Job 5:1-7) and delivers the humble (Job 5:8-27).

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Job 5". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/job-5.html. 2013.