Job 15:1–15:16This chapter contains Eliphaz’s second address to Job (vv. 1-35). Eliphaz thought he was a wise
man, so he rebuked Job for his sins. Believed to be the oldest, and considered the wisest of Job’s
three friends, he began his second speech by raising the question of whether … Read more
Job 15:17–15:35Eliphaz brings up as a reminder the fate of the wicked (vv. 17-20). He points out how suffering is in
store each day for those who sin. Eliphaz portrays the idea that Job was a tyrant who struck fear
into other people. It seems that this friend hoped to force Job to rep … Read more
Job 14:16–14:22Job complains that God has numbered every wrong step and taken note of every sinful act (v. 16).
These He had “sealed up,” as though they were treasures (v. 17). If the mountains could be
destroyed, how could frail man expect to escape (v. 18)? Just as water wea … Read more
Job 14:1–14:15In this passage Job turns from confidence that he could win his court case against God to a
complaint about life’s futility and death’s certainty. He says that life is brief and full of trouble (v. 1).
There is nothing any truer than that; trouble is the common denomina … Read more
Job 13:1–13:16At the beginning of this chapter Job turns his attention to the criticism of his friends. He begins by
claiming that he knows all the things they have shared with him, and states that they have not
shed any new light on his problems (vv. 1-2). Job portrays how deeply he r … Read more
Job 13:17–13:28Job asks to be heard (v. 17). He declared, with a degree of confidence, that he would be justified (v.
18). He could not conceive of a fair argument resulting in His condemnation (v. 19). Job has two
desires (v. 20). His first desire was that God would remove His chasteni … Read more
Job 12:1–12:25All three of Job’s friends have spoken, and now it is his turn to speak again (v. l). Though he was in
pain, he could still think. He opens with a sarcastic reference to the comments of all three visitors
and accuses them of talking as if all wisdom began and ended with th … Read more
Job 11:1–11:20Job has heard two points of the sermon from his friends: Man is sinful (Eliphaz), and God is just
(Bildad). Zophar, the youngest of Job’s three friends, now finishes the sermon with the third point.
God punishes sin, but He gives us less punishment than we deserve. Zopha … Read more
Job 10:1–10:22In this chapter we find Job approaching God from four different ways:He challenged God (vv. 1-7) -
Since he could not find someone to represent him, he decides to become his own defense attorney.
He decides to vent his complaint, even if it kills him.He reminds God (vv. … Read more
Job 9:1–9:20God’s Awesome Power (vv. 1-13). Job arrived at a place in his life that was not pretty. Job is frightening as you watch his heart and mind wobble on the brink of disaster. Job is really a mess, at many points. Job is a tortured soul. He is in trouble but he is a hopeful mes … Read more
Job 9:21–9:35Based on his own experience, Job concludes that innocent people suffer and wicked people prosper
(vv. 21-24). Several times he says he is innocent (6:10; 10:7; 16:17; 27:6) and accused God of
unfairness. He asserted that he was innocent, and at the same time recognized that … Read more
Job 8:1–8:22The second of Job’s three friends, Bildad, jumps into Job’s troubles. He is obviously the most dogmatic and legalistic of the three friends. He calls Job a windbag full of hot air (vv. 1-2) and goes directly to the heart of Job’s complaining that God is unjust ( … Read more
Job 7:1–7:21In this chapter Job talks to God about the seeming futility of his life. He questions as to why God
should keep him alive. What is all this suffering accomplishing? Job says, “If I am a great sinner,
either pardon my sins or take my life. Either way I will find some pe … Read more
Job 6:1–6:30In this chapter we find Job’s first reply to Eliphaz. In Job’s reply to Eliphaz he emphasizes three key
points (vv. 1-7): You are giving me all of this advice but with no sympathy for my situation.Your
criticisms are not based on fact but only on your own experience. … Read more