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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 35

Introduction

1Comparison is not to be made with God, because our good or evil cannot extend unto him.
9Many cry in their afflictions, but are not heard for want of faith.

Verse 2

Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?
Thinkest
Matthew 12:36,37; Luke 19:22
My
9:17; 10:7; 16:17; 19:6,7; 27:2-6; 34:5; 40:8
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 15:20 - Yea; Job 4:17 - Shall mortal; Job 11:4 - I am clean; Job 15:6 - thine own; Job 32:2 - because; Job 33:12 - thou; Job 34:37 - multiplieth; Ezekiel 18:25 - way; Ezekiel 33:17 - General; Matthew 20:13 - I do; Luke 9:55 - Ye know; Romans 2:3 - thinkest; Romans 9:14 - Is there unrighteousness

Verse 3

For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
what advantage
9:21,22; 10:15; 21:15; 31:2; 34:9; Psalms 73:13; Malachi 3:14
If I be cleansed from my sin
or, by it more than by my sin.
Reciprocal: Job 15:6 - thine own; Job 32:17 - General; Job 34:37 - multiplieth; Job 36:21 - this; Job 40:8 - wilt thou condemn; 1 Corinthians 15:32 - what

Verse 4

I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
answer thee
Heb. return to thee words. thy.
34:8; Proverbs 13:20
Reciprocal: Job 32:17 - General; Job 33:12 - I will

Verse 5

Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
Look
22:12; 25:5,6; 36:26-33; 37:1-5,22,23; 1 Kings 8:27; Psalms 8:3,4; Isaiah 40:22,23; 55:9
the clouds
36:29; 37:16; Nahum 1:3
Reciprocal: Job 9:32 - not a man; Job 11:8 - It is as high as heaven; Proverbs 14:21 - that despiseth

Verse 6

If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
Proverbs 8:36; 9:12; Jeremiah 7:19
Reciprocal: Job 22:2 - a man; Proverbs 14:21 - that despiseth; Luke 17:10 - General; Acts 17:25 - is

Verse 7

If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
22:2,3; 1 Chronicles 29:14; Psalms 16:2; Proverbs 9:12; Romans 11:35
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:24 - for our good; Job 41:11 - Who; Luke 17:10 - General; Acts 17:25 - is; Titus 3:8 - good

Verse 8

Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
may hurt
Joshua 7:1-5; 22:20; Ecclesiastes 9:18; Jonah 1:12
may profit
42:8; Genesis 12:2; 18:24-33; 19:29; Psalms 106:23,30; Ezekiel 22:30; Acts 27:24; Hebrews 11:7
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:24 - for our good; Psalm 16:2 - my goodness; Titus 3:8 - good

Verse 9

By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
they make
24:12; 34:28; Exodus 2:23; 3:7,9; Nehemiah 5:1-5; Psalms 12:5; 43:2; 55:2,3; 56:1,2; Luke 18:3-7
the arm
40:9; Psalms 10:15
Reciprocal: Exodus 22:23 - they cry at all; Deuteronomy 24:15 - lest he; Job 20:19 - Because; Job 36:13 - they; Psalm 119:55 - night; Isaiah 24:15 - glorify; Hosea 7:14 - they have not

Verse 10

But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
none
36:13; 1 Chronicles 10:13,14; 2 Chronicles 28:22,23; Isaiah 8:21
Where
Ecclesiastes 12:1; Isaiah 51:13; 1 Peter 4:19
my
32:22; 36:3; Isaiah 54:5
who
Psalms 42:8; 77:6; 119:62; 149:5; Acts 16:25
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:26 - Let us; Psalm 92:2 - every night; Psalm 95:6 - our; Psalm 119:55 - night; Psalm 149:2 - rejoice; Isaiah 24:15 - glorify; Jeremiah 2:6 - Where; Hosea 7:14 - they have not

Verse 11

Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
32:8; Genesis 1:26; 2:7; Psalms 94:12
Reciprocal: Job 39:17 - General; Psalm 32:9 - no; Psalm 94:10 - teacheth man; Psalm 119:135 - and teach; Proverbs 1:17 - in vain; Isaiah 28:26 - For his God; Matthew 6:26 - the fowls; Luke 12:7 - ye are; Luke 12:24 - how

Verse 12

There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
There
Psalms 18:41; Proverbs 1:28; John 9:31
because
Psalms 73:6-8; 123:3,4; Isaiah 14:14-17
Reciprocal: Job 27:9 - Will God; James 4:3 - and

Verse 13

Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
God
22:22-27; 27:8,9; Proverbs 15:8,29; 28:9; Ecclesiastes 5:1-3; Isaiah 1:15; Jeremiah 11:11; Hosea 7:14; 8:2,3; Matthew 6:7; 20:21,22; James 4:3
regard
30:20; Psalms 102:17; Amos 5:22
Reciprocal: Job 8:3 - Almighty; Psalm 18:41 - General

Verse 14

Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
thou sayest
9:11; 23:3,8-10
yet
9:19; 19:7; Psalms 77:5-10; 97:2; Isaiah 30:18; 54:17; Micah 7:7-9
trust
Psalms 27:12-14; 37:5,6; 62:5,8; Isaiah 50:10; Romans 8:33,34
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:4 - all his; Job 33:23 - to; Psalm 31:22 - I am; Psalm 94:15 - But; Isaiah 38:11 - General; Ezekiel 37:12 - Therefore

Verse 15

But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
because
9:14; 13:15; Numbers 20:12; Luke 1:20
he
that is, God. visited.
Psalms 89:32; Revelation 3:19
he
that is, Job. in great.
4:5; 30:15-31; Psalms 88:11-16; Hosea 11:8,9; Hebrews 12:11,12
Reciprocal: Numbers 16:29 - visited; Isaiah 38:11 - General; Ezekiel 37:12 - Therefore

Verse 16

Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
3:1; 33:2,8-12; 34:35-37; 38:2 Reciprocal: Job 9:20 - mine; Job 13:2 - General; Job 16:4 - up words; Job 34:37 - multiplieth; Ecclesiastes 10:14 - is full of words; Ezekiel 35:13 - have multiplied

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 35". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/job-35.html.