Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Job 15:13

That you should turn your spirit against God And allow such words to go out of your mouth?
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Blasphemy;   Murmuring;   Pride;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Eliphaz;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Spirit;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Greatness of God;   Hypocrisy;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Job, the Book of;   Smith Bible Dictionary - El'iphaz;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

That thou turnest thy spirit against God - The ideas here seem to be taken from an archer, who turns his eye and his spirit - his desire - against the object which he wishes to hit; and then lets loose his arrow that it may attain the mark.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Job 15:13". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/job-15.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

That thou turnest thy spirit - That your mind is turned against God instead of acquiescing in his dealings. The views of Job he traces to pride and to overweening self-confidence, and perhaps not improperly.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Job 15:13". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/job-15.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

That thou turnest thy spirit against God,.... Not against men, his friends only, but against God himself, being filled with wrath and indignation at him; showing the enmity of his heart unto him, and committing hostilities upon him, stretching out his hand, and strengthening himself against him, running upon him, on the thick bosses of his buckler, as after expressed:

and lettest such words go out of thy mouth? as in Job 9:22.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Job 15:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/job-15.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

That is, frettest against God and lettest fall rash words.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Job 15:13". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/job-15.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?

Against God — Eliphaz here does in effect give the cause on Satan's side, and affirms that Job had done as he said he would, Curse God to his face.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Job 15:13". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/job-15.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Job 15:13 That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest [such] words go out of thy mouth?

Ver. 13. That thou turnest thy spirit against God] A foul fault surely, but merely for want of a fair interpretation. It is as if Eliphaz should have said, Thy spirit was right when thou bravely barest up under the afflicting hand of God, Job 1:13-22, but because patience hath not had her perfect work, as appeareth by thine angry expostulations, thy contesting with God, and chatting against him and his proceedings, therefore I conclude that thou art not perfect and entire, all is not right. Why doth thy spirit swell against God (so the Vulgate rendereth it)? "Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him," that is certain, Habakkuk 2:4, Quid tumet contra Deum Spiritus tuus.

And lettest such words go out of thy mouth?] Contumelious and blasphemous words, not fit to be named. Bona verba, quaeso Eliphaz. True it is, Job had spoken some things more freely than was fitting, and not without a tincture of bitterness. But charity would have made the best of those speeches which you thus odiously aggravate against him; and have taught you to use the same equity toward others that you would have others use toward yourself. That faith (and so that love) is easily wrought which teacheth men to believe and think well of themselves, and worse of others. We will make a good exposition if we have but a good disposition.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Job 15:13". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/job-15.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

That, or for, or surely. Thy spirit, i.e. either thy breath, or thy rage, or thy soul; for all these the spirit signifies. Heb. Thou makest thy spirit to return to, or to return again against, that God from whom thou didst receive it.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Job 15:13". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/job-15.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 15:13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/job-15.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?

i.e., frettest against God, and lettest fall rash words.

Thy spirit - `thy breath:' implying the airy emptiness of Job's passionate speeches.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Job 15:13". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/job-15.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?
turnest
25-27; 9:4; Romans 8:7,8
and lettest
10:3; 12:6; Psalms 34:13; Malachi 3:13; James 1:26; 3:2-6
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 15:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-15.html.