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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Job 13

 

 

Verses 1-28

Job 13:4 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

Job 13:4 — "But ye are forgers of lies" - Comments- Job knew that what his three friends were saying were lies. The Lord later confirmed this fact ( Job 42:7).

Job 42:7, "And it was Song of Solomon , that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job , the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath."

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Job 13:15Comments- One of the greatest illustrations of this truth in Job 13:15 is in the life of Joseph, who chose to serve the Lord despite years of hardships in unjust slavery and prison.

Job 13:26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

Job 13:26Comments- When we are in great distress, we tend to look back in order to find a cause for our punishment. Here in Job 13:26, Job looks all the way back to his years as a foolish youth, in which behavior all adults find something to regret. Note the BBE, "For you put bitter things on record against me, and send punishment on me for the sins of my early years;"

David did the same in his distress ( Psalm 25:7).

Psalm 25:7, "Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness" sake, O LORD."

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Job 13:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/job-13.html. 2013.

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