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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

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.

Verse 4
I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
answer thee
Heb. return to thee words. thy.
34:8; Proverbs 13:20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 35:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-35.html.

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Monday, October 19th, 2020
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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