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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Job 35

Verse 2

35:2 Thinkest thou this to be right, [that] thou saidst, My {a} righteousness [is] more than God’s?

(a) Job never spoke these words: but because he maintained his innocency, it seemed as though he would say, that God tormented him without just cause.

Verse 4

35:4 I will answer thee, and thy {b} companions with thee.

(b) Such as are in the same error.

Verse 5

35:5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the {c} clouds [which] are higher than thou.

(c) If you cannot control the clouds, will you presume to instruct God?

Verse 6

35:6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou {d} against him? or [if] thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

(d) Neither does your sin hurt God, nor your justice profit him: for he will be glorified without you.

Verse 9

35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make [the oppressed] {e} to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

(e) The wicked may hurt man and cause him to cry, who if he sought God who lends comfort would be delivered.

Verse 12

35:12 There they cry, {f} but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

(f) Because they pray not in faith, as feeling God’s mercies.

Verse 14

35:14 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, {g} [yet] judgment [is] before him; therefore trust thou in him.

(g) God is just, however you judge him.

Verse 16

35:16 Therefore doth Job {h} open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.

(h) For if he punished you as you deserved, you would not be able to open your mouth.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Job 35". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.