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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Job 32

Chapter 32

So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

to answer

Heb. from answering. righteous.

6:29 10:2,7 13:15 23:7 27:4-6 29:11-17 31:1-40 33:9

Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.


Psalms 69:9 Mark 3:5 Ephesians 4:26


Genesis 22:21


10:3 27:2 34:5,6,17,18 35:2 40:8 Luke 10:29


Heb. his soul.

Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.


1 24:25 25:2-6 26:2-4

and yet

8:6 15:34 22:5-30 Acts 24:5,13

Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

waited till Job had spoken

Heb. expected Job in words.

11,12 Proverbs 18:13


Heb. elder for days.

When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.

his wrath

2 Exodus 32:19

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.

I am

Leviticus 19:32 Romans 13:7 1 Timothy 5:1 Titus 2:6 1 Peter 5:5


Heb. few of days. ye are.


durst not

Heb. feared.

15:7 1 Samuel 17:28-30

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

8:8-10 12:12 1 Kings 12:6-8 Psalms 34:11,12 Proverbs 1:1-4 16:31 Hebrews 5:12

But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

the inspiration

4:12-21 33:16 35:11 38:36 Genesis 41:39 1 Kings 3:12,28 4:29 Proverbs 2:6 Ecclesiastes 2:26 Daniel 1:17 2:21 1 Corinthians 2:10-12 12:8 2 Timothy 3:16 James 1:5

Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.


Jeremiah 5:5 Matthew 11:25 John 7:48 1 Corinthians 1:26,27 2:7,8 James 2:6,7


12:20 Ecclesiastes 4:13

Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.

1 Corinthians 7:25,40

Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

I waited for

4 29:21,23


Heb. understandings. Instead of tevoonotheychem, nine MSS. read techoonotheychem, "your arguments;" but the sense is nearly the same.


Ad tachkeroon millin, "whilst ye were searching for words;" a fine irony, which they must have felt.

5:27 Proverbs 18:17 28:11 Ecclesiastes 12:9,10

what to say

Heb. words.

Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:

unto you

We‚deychem is rendered "and your testimonies," by the Syriac, Arabic, and LXX., and one of De Rossi's Mss. (874) is so pointed as to require this reading.


3 1 Timothy 1:7

Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.


Genesis 14:23 Judges 7:2 Isaiah 48:5,7 Zechariah 12:7


12:2 15:8-10 Isaiah 5:21 Jeremiah 9:23 Ezekiel 28:3 1 Corinthians 1:19-21,27-29 1 Corinthians 3:18


1:21 2:10 4:9 6:4 19:6,21 John 19:11

Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.


Heb. ordered.

They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.


6:24,25 29:22 Matthew 7:23 22:22,26,34,46

left off speaking

Heb. removed speeches from themselves.

When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)

13:5 Proverbs 17:28 Amos 5:13 James 1:19

I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.

10 33:12 35:3,4

For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.


Heb. words. the spirit.

Psalms 39:3 Jeremiah 20:9 Ezekiel 3:14-27 Acts 4:20 2 Corinthians 5:13,14

within me

Heb. of my belly.

Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.

hath no vent

Heb. is not opened. new.

Matthew 9:17

I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.

I will speak

13:13,19 20:2 21:3

be refreshed

Heb. breathe. I will open.

Proverbs 8:6,7

Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.


13:8 34:19 Leviticus 19:15 Deuteronomy 1:17 16:19 Proverbs 24:23 Matthew 22:16


2 Samuel 14:17,20 Acts 12:22,23 24:2,3

For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

I know not

That is, I cannot.

17:5 Psalms 12:2,3 Proverbs 29:5 1 Thessalonians 2:5 Galatians 1:10