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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 3

Overview

Job 3:1, Job curses the day and services of his birth; Job 3:13, The ease of death; Job 3:20, He complains of life, because of his anguish.

Verse 1

After: Job 1:22, Job 2:10

opened: Job 35:16, Psalms 39:2, Psalms 39:3, Psalms 106:33

cursed: Job 3:3, Job 1:11, Job 2:5, Job 2:9, Jeremiah 20:14, Jeremiah 20:15

his day: That is, the day of his birth.

Reciprocal: Genesis 30:1 - or else I die Genesis 40:20 - birthday Exodus 16:3 - we had Job 4:1 - answered Job 33:2 - I Jeremiah 15:10 - my Matthew 5:2 - General Revelation 13:6 - he opened

Verse 2

spake: Heb. answered, Judges 18:14

Reciprocal: Job 4:1 - answered

Verse 3

Let the day: That is, as we say, "Let it be blotted out of the calendar." Job 10:18, Job 10:19, Jeremiah 15:10, Jeremiah 20:14, Jeremiah 20:15

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 1:21 - no dew Job 3:1 - cursed Job 6:26 - reprove Jeremiah 31:22 - A woman

Verse 4

darkness: Exodus 10:22, Exodus 10:23, Joel 2:2, Amos 5:18, Matthew 27:45, Acts 27:20, Revelation 16:10

God regard: Deuteronomy 11:12

Reciprocal: Amos 5:20 - darkness Zephaniah 1:15 - a day of darkness

Verse 5

the shadow: Job 10:21, Job 10:22, Job 16:16, Job 24:17, Job 28:3, Job 38:17, Psalms 23:4, Psalms 44:19, Psalms 107:10, Psalms 107:14, Isaiah 9:2, Jeremiah 2:6, Jeremiah 13:16, Amos 5:8, Matthew 4:16, Luke 1:79

stain it: or, challenge it

let a cloud: Deuteronomy 4:11, Ezekiel 30:3, Ezekiel 34:12, Joel 2:2, Hebrews 12:18

let the blackness: or, let them terrify it, as those who have a bitter day, Jeremiah 4:28, Amos 8:10

Reciprocal: Judges 18:25 - angry Job 12:22 - bringeth Job 18:2 - mark Job 34:22 - nor

Verse 6

let it not be joined unto the days: or, let it not rejoice among the days

Reciprocal: Job 18:2 - mark

Verse 7

solitary: Isaiah 13:20-22, Isaiah 24:8, Jeremiah 7:34, Revelation 18:22, Revelation 18:23

Verse 8

who are ready: 2 Chronicles 35:25, Jeremiah 9:17, Jeremiah 9:18, Amos 5:16, Matthew 11:17, Mark 5:38

their mourning: or, a leviathan, Job 41:1, Job 41:10

Reciprocal: Psalms 74:14 - leviathan Psalms 104:26 - leviathan

Verse 9

look for light: Job 30:26, Jeremiah 8:15, Jeremiah 13:16

the dawning of the day: Heb. the eye-lids of the morning, Job 41:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:14 - and let Job 33:28 - see

Verse 10

it shut not: Job 10:18, Job 10:19, Genesis 20:18, Genesis 29:31, 1 Samuel 1:5, Ecclesiastes 6:3-5, Jeremiah 20:17

hid: Job 6:2, Job 6:3, Job 10:1, Job 23:2, Ecclesiastes 11:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 16:3 - we had Numbers 20:3 - God Ecclesiastes 4:3 - better Ecclesiastes 6:5 - this

Verse 11

died I: Psalms 58:8, Jeremiah 15:10, Hosea 9:14

when I came: Psalms 22:9, Psalms 22:10, Psalms 71:6, Psalms 139:13-16, Isaiah 46:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 30:1 - or else I die Numbers 14:2 - Would Numbers 20:3 - God Job 10:18 - hast thou Job 14:10 - man Job 40:2 - he that reproveth Jeremiah 20:17 - he slew

Verse 12

the knees: Genesis 30:3, Genesis 50:23, Isaiah 66:12, Ezekiel 16:4, Ezekiel 16:5

Reciprocal: Job 40:2 - he that reproveth

Verse 13

then had I been at rest: Ecclesiastes 6:3-5, Ecclesiastes 9:10

Reciprocal: Job 7:21 - sleep Job 14:12 - awake Ezekiel 32:27 - shall not Luke 16:22 - that

Verse 14

kings: Job 30:23, 1 Kings 2:10, 1 Kings 11:43, Psalms 49:6-10, Psalms 49:14, Psalms 89:48, Ecclesiastes 8:8, Isaiah 14:10-16, Ezekiel 27:18-32

which built: Who erect splendid mausoleums, funeral monuments, etc. to keep their names from perishing, while their bodies are turned to corruption. Job 15:28, Isaiah 5:8, Ezekiel 26:20

Reciprocal: Isaiah 22:16 - hewed

Verse 15

who filled their houses: That is, "the covetous, whom nothing can satisfy," as the poet Saady has observed, "but the dust that fills his mouth, when laid in the grave." Job 22:25, Job 27:16, Numbers 22:18, 1 Kings 10:27, Isaiah 2:7, Zephaniah 1:18, Zechariah 9:3

Verse 16

an hidden: Psalms 58:8, 1 Corinthians 15:8

Reciprocal: Numbers 12:12 - of whom Job 3:20 - light Job 33:28 - see Ecclesiastes 6:3 - that an Jeremiah 20:17 - he slew

Verse 17

the wicked: Job 14:13, Psalms 55:5-8, Matthew 10:28, Luke 12:4, 2 Thessalonians 1:6, 2 Thessalonians 1:7, 2 Peter 2:8

the weary: Heb. the wearied in strength

at rest: Isaiah 57:1, Isaiah 57:2, Hebrews 4:9, Hebrews 4:11, Revelation 14:13

Reciprocal: Job 16:7 - he hath Job 17:16 - rest Job 18:2 - mark Job 20:22 - wicked Job 21:33 - sweet Ecclesiastes 4:2 - General Ecclesiastes 7:1 - the day Ecclesiastes 9:6 - their love

Verse 18

they: Job 39:7, Exodus 5:6-8, Exodus 5:15-19, Judges 4:3, Isaiah 14:3, Isaiah 14:4

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:30 - build Job 21:26 - alike Job 21:33 - sweet Ecclesiastes 9:6 - their love

Verse 19

The small: Job 30:23, Psalms 49:2, Psalms 49:6-10, Ecclesiastes 8:8, Ecclesiastes 12:5, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Luke 16:22, Luke 16:23, Hebrews 9:27

and the servant: Psalms 49:14-20

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 23:2 - both small and great 2 Chronicles 15:13 - whether small 2 Chronicles 34:30 - great and small Job 21:26 - alike

Verse 20

Wherefore: Job 6:9, Job 7:15, Job 7:16, Jeremiah 20:18

light: Job 3:16, Job 33:28, Job 33:30

the bitter: Job 7:15, Job 7:16, 1 Samuel 1:10, 2 Kings 4:27, Proverbs 31:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:46 - I am Genesis 30:1 - or else I die Exodus 16:3 - we had Numbers 11:15 - kill me 1 Kings 19:4 - he requested Job 9:18 - filleth me Job 10:1 - My soul Job 13:26 - writest Job 18:18 - He shall be driven Job 21:25 - in the bitterness Job 36:20 - Desire Job 40:2 - he that reproveth Ecclesiastes 2:17 - I hated Isaiah 15:4 - his Jeremiah 8:3 - death Jonah 4:3 - take Revelation 9:6 - shall men

Verse 21

long: Heb. wait, Numbers 11:15, 1 Kings 19:4, Jonah 4:3, Jonah 4:8, Revelation 9:6

dig: Proverbs 2:4

Reciprocal: Job 36:20 - Desire

Verse 22

Reciprocal: Job 6:10 - Then

Verse 23

whose way: Isaiah 40:27

hedged in: Job 12:14, Job 19:8, Psalms 31:8, Lamentations 3:7, Lamentations 3:9, Hosea 2:6

Reciprocal: Job 40:2 - he that reproveth

Verse 24

my sighing: Job 7:19, Psalms 80:5, Psalms 102:9

I eat: Heb. my meat

my roarings: Psalms 22:1, Psalms 22:2, Psalms 32:3, Psalms 38:8, Isaiah 59:11, Lamentations 3:8

Reciprocal: Job 7:20 - I am Psalms 31:10 - my life Lamentations 2:19 - pour Ezekiel 12:18 - General

Verse 25

the thing: etc. Heb. I feared a fear and it came upon me, that which Job 1:5, Job 31:23

Reciprocal: Job 4:5 - it is come Job 30:26 - When I looked Proverbs 10:24 - fear Isaiah 38:17 - for peace I had great bitterness Ezekiel 11:8 - General

Verse 26

yet trouble came: Job 27:9, Psalms 143:11

Reciprocal: Job 4:5 - it is come Job 16:12 - at ease Job 30:26 - When I looked Isaiah 38:17 - for peace I had great bitterness

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 3". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/job-3.html.