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Job 9

 

 


Introduction
1Job acknowledges God's justice.
22Man's innocency is not to be condemned by afflictions.

Verse 2
I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
how
4:17; 14:3,4; 25:4; 32:2; 33:9; 34:5; 1 Kings 8:46; Psalms 130:3; 143:2; Romans 3:20
with
or, before.

Verse 3
If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
he will contend
20,32,33; 10:2; 23:3-7; 31:35-37; 33:13; 34:14,15; 40:2; Isaiah 57:15,16; Romans 9:20
he cannot
Psalms 19:12; 40:12; 1 John 1:8; 3:20

Verse 4
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
wise in heart
19; 36:5; Psalms 104:24; 136:5; Daniel 2:20; 4:34-37; Romans 11:33; Ephesians 1:8,19; Ephesians 3:10,20; Jude 1:24,25
who hath hardened
6:10; 15:23-27; 40:9; Exodus 9:14-17; 14:17,18; Proverbs 28:14; 29:1; Daniel 5:20-30; 1 Corinthians 10:22

Verse 5
Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.
removeth
28:9; Psalms 46:2; 68:8; 114:6; Isaiah 40:12; Habakkuk 3:6,10; Zechariah 4:7; Matthew 21:21; 1 Corinthians 13:2; Revelation 6:14; 11:13
which overturneth
Numbers 1:5,6; Zechariah 14:4,5; Matthew 27:51; Luke 21:11; Revelation 16:18-20

Verse 6
Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.
shaketh
Isaiah 2:19,21; 13:13,14; 24:1,19,20; Haggai 2:6,21; Hebrews 12:26; Revelation 20:11
the pillars
26:11; 38:4-7; 1 Samuel 2:8; Psalms 75:3; 114:7; Jeremiah 4:24; Joel 2:10

Verse 7
Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
commandeth
Exodus 10:21,22; Joshua 10:12; Daniel 4:35; Amos 4:13; 8:9; Matthew 24:29
sealeth
37:7; 38:12-15,19,20; Isaiah 13:10; Ezekiel 32:7; Luke 21:25,26

Verse 8
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
Which
37:18; Genesis 1:6,7; Psalms 33:6; 104:2,3; Isaiah 40:22; 42:5; 44:24; Jeremiah 10:11; Zechariah 12:1
treadeth
38:11; Psalms 93:3,4; Matthew 14:25-30; John 6:19
waves
Heb. heights.

Verse 9
Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
maketh
38:31,32-41; Genesis 1:16; Psalms 147:4; Amos 5:8
Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades
Heb. Ash, Cesil, and Cimah. the chambers.
Psalms 104:3,13; Acts 28:13

Verse 10
Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.
great things
5:9; 26:12-14; 37:23; Psalms 71:15; 72:18; Ecclesiastes 3:11; Isaiah 40:26-28; Romans 11:33; Ephesians 3:20
wonders
Exodus 15:11; Psalms 136:4; Daniel 4:2,3

Verse 11
Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.
he goeth
23:8,9; 35:14; Psalms 77:19; 1 Timothy 6:16

Verse 12
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?
he taketh
23:13; 34:29; Daniel 4:35; Ephesians 1:11
hinder him
Heb. turn him away.
11:10
What
33:13; Isaiah 45:9; Jeremiah 18:6; Matthew 11:26; 20:15; Romans 9:18-20; 11:34

Verse 13
If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.
the proud helpers
Heb. the helpers of pride, or strength.
26:12; 40:9-11; Isaiah 30:7; 31:2,3; James 4:6,7

Verse 14
How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him?
How much
4:19; 25:6; 1 Kings 8:27
shall I
11:4,5
choose
23:4,7; 33:5

Verse 15
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.
though
10:15; 1 Corinthians 4:4
I would
5:8; 8:5; 10:2; 22:27; 34:31,32; 1 Kings 8:38,39; 2 Chronicles 33:13; Jeremiah 31:9; Daniel 9:3,18
my judge
23:7; 1 Peter 2:23

Verse 16
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.
If I had
Psalms 18:6; 66:18-20; 116:1,2
would I
29:24; Exodus 6:9; Judges 6:13; Psalms 126:1; Luke 24:41; Acts 12:14-16

Verse 17
For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
For he
16:14; Psalms 29:5; 42:7; 83:15; Isaiah 28:17; Jeremiah 23:19; Ezekiel 13:13; Matthew 7:27; 12:20
multiplieth
1:14-19; 2:7,13
without cause
2:3; 16:17; 34:6; Psalms 25:3; John 9:3; 15:25

Verse 18
He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.
will not
7:19; Psalms 39:13; 88:7,15-18; Lamentations 3:3,18
filleth me
3:20; Lamentations 3:15,19; Hebrews 12:11

Verse 19
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?
he is strong
4; 36:17-19; 40:9,10; Psalms 62:11; Matthew 6:13; 1 Corinthians 1:25; 10:22
who shall
32,33; 31:35; 33:5-7

Verse 20
If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
justify
2; 4:17; 32:1,2; Psalms 130:3; 143:2; Luke 10:29; 16:15
mine
15:5,6; 34:35; 35:16; Proverbs 10:19; Isaiah 6:5; Matthew 12:36,37; James 3:2
I am perfect
1:1; Philippians 3:12-15
it shall
33:8-13; Proverbs 17:20; 1 Timothy 6:5

Verse 21
Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.
yet would
Psalms 139:23,24; Proverbs 28:26; Jeremiah 17:9,10; 1 Corinthians 4:4; 1 John 3:20
I would
7:15,16,21

Verse 22
This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
He destroyeth
Ecclesiastes 9:1-3; Ezekiel 21:3,4; Luke 13:2-4

Verse 23
If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.
If the
1:13-19; 2:7
he will
4:7; 8:20; 2 Samuel 14:15,17; Psalms 44:22; Ezekiel 14:19-21; 21:13; Hebrews 11:36,37

Verse 24
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
earth
12:6-10; 21:7-15; Psalms 17:14; 73:3-7; Jeremiah 12:1,2; Daniel 4:17; 5:18-21; Daniel 7:7-28; Habakkuk 1:14-17
he covereth
2 Samuel 15:30; 19:4; Esther 6:12; 7:8; Jeremiah 14:4
if not
24:25; 32:2

Verse 25
Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.
swifter
7:6,7; Esther 8:14
a post
Rotz, a runner, or courier; some of whom are said to go 150 miles in less than 24 hours.
they flee away
Psalms 39:5,11; 89:47; 90:9,10; James 4:14

Verse 26
They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.
swift ships
Heb. ships of desire, or, ships of Ebeh. as the eagle.
39:27-30; 2 Samuel 1:23; Proverbs 23:5; Jeremiah 4:13; Lamentations 4:19; Habakkuk 1:8

Verse 27
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:
7:13; Psalms 77:2,3; Jeremiah 8:18

Verse 28
I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.
afraid
21:6; Psalms 88:15,16; 119:120
I know
2,20,21; 14:16; Exodus 20:7; Psalms 130:3

Verse 29
If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?
22; 10:7,14-17; 21:16,17,27; 22:5-30; Psalms 73:13; Jeremiah 2:35

Verse 30
If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;
Psalms 26:6; Proverbs 28:13; Isaiah 1:16-18; Jeremiah 2:22; 4:14; Romans 10:3; 1 John 1:8

Verse 31
Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.
shalt
20; 15:6
mine
Isaiah 59:6; 64:6; Philippians 3:8,9
abhor me
or, make me to be abhorred.

Verse 32
For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.
not a man
33:12; 35:5-7; Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 16:7; Ecclesiastes 6:10; Isaiah 45:9; Jeremiah 49:19; Romans 9:20; 1 John 3:20
we should
13:18-23; 23:3-7; Psalms 143:2

Verse 33
Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.
is there
19; 1 Samuel 2:25; Psalms 106:23; 1 John 2:1,2
daysman
Heb. one that should argue, or, umpire. that might.
1 Kings 3:16-28

Verse 34
Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:
let not
13:11,20-22; 23:15; 31:23; 33:7; 37:1; Psalms 39:10; 90:11
but it is not so with me
Heb. but I am not so with myself.
29:2-25

Verse 35
Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 9:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-9.html.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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