-------------------- The friends keep trying to correct Job on his understanding of how God works in this world. But have you ever thought of how much rain comes down in a typical storm? The New Testament We might not understand his ways, but we must trust his wisdom. God said so in the first two chapters of this book. And so, I think that Job is implicitly advocating some measure of humility here. Minor Prophets Job's Reply. Poetical Books And in Job 26:12-13 Job drew attention to God’s awe-inspiring power over the domain of Yam (the stormy sea-god).” (Smick) v. Your email address will not be published. God clears the skies with his breath. no covering—from God's eyes. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point But then Job wants to give a contrast to that picture. But Job says that in God’s case, he hangs the earth on absolutely nothing. CHAPTER 26. How have you saved the arm that has no strength? Chapter 26. And God doesn’t use clouds only to hold rain. Or at least his mind is. And it’s not just the sky that God so easily manipulates in amazing ways. Major Prophets Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 3 How you have counseled one who has no wisdom, and given much good advice! Retail: $19.99. And if you look at the parallel statement – when we speak of God enclosing this something with clouds, he’s doing that when he “spreadeth” that cloud upon it. However, we do not feel this is the best method for using Verses 1-4 Job derided Bildad's answer; his words were a mixture of peevishness and self-preference. And I wonder if you’ve ever noticed how heavy liquid really is. KJV, Thinline Bible, Compact, Imitation Leather, Burgundy . THIRD SERIES. Job would believe that Bildad proved himself to have no wisdom. And how have you declared sound advice to many? Major Prophets 2, 3. without power … no strength … no wisdom—The negatives are used instead of the positives, powerlessness, &c., designedly (so Isa 31:8; De 32:21). And I wonder if Job is responding here to Bildad’s first statement from the last chapter. The Gospels -------------------- Johannine Writings And imagine that the Sun is shining on this globe. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. It can also have a calming effect. Job 26 Commentary: Have you ever been party to an argument in which both people are making the same points – but somehow amazingly both are in disagreement? Minor Prophets Poetical Books That’s their boundary. Now, I’m taking the “pillars of heaven” to be speaking of mountains – as if the mountains are so tall that they appear to hold the heavens – the sky – up [H. H. Rowley (Job [NCBC], 173)]. and are [astonished/amazed] at his [reproof/rebuke]. Major Prophets How does this happen? Bible Gateway Plus. Job’s not at all disagreeing with Bildad on that point. General Epistles Because no one’s ultimately innocent. He’s marveling at God’s wisdom right here – but he hasn’t yet just rested in God to do the wise thing in his life. So, Job pictures God’s awesome power in that he – as it were – takes the northern sky and just stretches it like a blanket. It’s literally laying on nothing – absolutely nothing. And – truth be told – we don’t understand it and never will fully. Luke-Acts ADAM CLARKE'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - JOB 26 Job 25 - Job 27 >> - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR … -------------------- And that is that the word translated as “throne” is very similar to the word for “moon.” And in that case, this phrase still makes sense. 14 [Lo/Behold/Indeed], these are [parts/the fringes/the outer fringes] of his ways: We can only marvel at this God who is so wise and powerful. -------------------- His counsel was worthless. The Old Testament Amazing. The KJV here says that it’s God’s “throne” that he’s enclosing with a cloud. Who decided that it should be this way? And there’s consensus nowadays that this word means “clearness.”. Job 26 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by Albert Barnes, a dedicated student of the Bible, continues to be very popular even today. But now in verse 7 he changes the direction of his thinking to those things that are above. His real feelings concerning Bildad’s speech are just the opposite. Bildad in chapter 25 said that “fear” belongs to God – it’s owed him – he deserves people and creatures and all things to quake and tremble before him. “The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, But are her wings and pinions like the kindly stork’s? And whose spirit came from you? But there’s another issue. And have you ever really thought about that? Required fields are marked *. So, Job wants Bildad to think both about who Job is and about who Bildad is. So, once again, the first line of this verse is fairly straightforward and the second line leaves us scratching our heads. the Blue Letter Bible. 4 To whom hast thou uttered words? “Rahab” seems to be widely used to describe various things that wreak havoc. So, God caused pain and grief and wounds to this serpent. 3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? 26. Font Size. So, Job says that God sets boundaries on something – and that this boundary is visible on the waters – the vast oceans of this world. 14 Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, And how small a whisper we hear of Him! I agree with you on that point! Major Prophets He’s praising and extolling God’s understanding that causes him to act in certain ways. Think bigger – not the sky – but the earth God just hangs or suspends out in space. It was fantastic counsel to him. 7 [He/God] [stretcheth/spreads] out the [north/northern skies] over [the empty place/empty space], Job 26 Commentary: Sheol. 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