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Bible Commentaries

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Job 36

Verses 1-33

Job 36:3 . I will fetch my knowledge from afar; from the expanse of heaven, and from the remotest traditions of the sires. Natural theology is very instructive to man, to acquaint us with the perfections of the Deity, and for models and inferences for the regulation of conduct.

Job 36:6 . He preserveth not the life of the wicked. If they are multiplied and flourish like a green baytree, it is for destruction by war, or by impetuous passions. Yet there are exceptions, to show the diversity of providence. But in the end, punishment is sure: “the sinner being a hundred years of age shall be accursed.” Isaiah 65:20.

Job 36:17 . Thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked. The LXX understood this in a very different sense from the English. The righteous shall obtain equity; but wrath shall descend on the wicked, for the bribes they receive to pervert justice. Another delicate but hard bearing on poor Job. The latter part of this chapter is so brief and obscure as to be difficult to the most learned translators. See on Psalms 49:8.

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Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on Job 36". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jsc/job-36.html. 1835.