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In the mind of Elihu, it was fortunate that he had so much energy and so many words, because now he could start where the three friends had left off. Elihu will speak, but Job will not answer him. Chapter 32. 3 Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. - Job, Bible illustrations by James Padgett (1931-2009), published by Sweet Media صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا : ندخل أليهو بن برخئيل البوزي بعدما استمع كثيرًا، وغضب من أيوب لشهادته لنفسه بأنه بارًا بلا خطيئة. E. The Speeches of Elihu (Job 32:1–37:24) 1. Your email address will not be published. Dialogue with Elihu (Job 32-37) Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project. We notice already that Elihu has spent a chapter simply introducing his speech. And if those around you are thinking right – that kind of behavior might make them angry – like Elihu. Job 22-26 24 Job 27-31 26 Job 32-37 29 Job 38-40:5 31 Job 40:6-42:17 34 . That he was resolved to speak impartially, Job 32:21,22. Others had been present. Elihu enters into the debate to break the impasse (Job 32:1–22) 2. [because/for] [he justified/justifying] himself [rather than/before] God. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. (Job 9:32-33) That is the cry of a heart that recognizes that God is higher and greater and richer and holier than man, and man can't reach him. Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced... View the entire commentary. Posted on Apr 6, 2005 by Beyond Today Editor Estimated reading time: 10 minutes. And what these men have demonstrated is that even though they are the oldest – they are not the wisest. Indeed I waited for your words, And so, Elihu is rightfully angry at Job. Because they stood still and answered no more. They were probably united together for the first time in a long time; they might not agree with each other, but they certainly all would disagree that this young upstart could be wiser or have more understanding than they did. That Job justified himself rather than God. So, this verse gives us some hope that what we’ll be hearing from Elihu in the next several chapters is going to be different from what we’ve already heard from these friends. He reproves them. For I do not know how to flatter, Elihu professes to speak by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and corrects both parties... View the entire commentary. Job's three friends being silenced, and having no more to say in reply to him, Elihu, of whose descent some account is given, a bystander and hearer of the whole dispute between them, rises up as a moderator, and expresses some anger both against them and Job, Job 32:1; he makes an apology for engaging in this controversy, by reason of his youth, and they being advanced in … 3 Also against [his/Job’s] three friends [was his wrath kindled/his anger burned/he was angry], The practical form it takes is this: that, while the old man may stand by some stupid custom, the young man always attacks it with some theory that turns out to be equally stupid.”, ii. II. 22 For I know not to give [flattering/honorary] titles; And in the process, he’s sort of called into question God’s rightness in his situation. Job 32 – Hearing from Elihu A. Now the man himself will speak. "Because he was righteous tn his own eyes " - The Septuagint, Syriac, Arabic, and Chaldee, all read, "Because he was righteous in THEIR eyes ;" intimating, that they were now convinced that he was a holy man, and that they had charged him foolishly. ii. But finally, they’re done and they have nothing left to say. But you do have something to say. But at the beginning (Job 32) and at the end (Job 37), they are skillfully woven into the fabric of the book and made to play a legitimate role.” (Smick), v. “But still the question has been asked, Who was Elihu? Great men are not always wise, Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. “I am young in years, and you are very old; Through the determination to be rich, numbers ruin their souls, or pierce themselves with many sorrows. And so, this is now where the narrator hands it off to Elihu. But Job is done talking and so are the friends. Because that’s all that these guys have been giving each other – their opinions. 33) Man Has No Right to Complain (ch. So, it seems that Elihu is fearful that these men have come to the conclusion that they can be absolved of any responsibility to answer Job by just shifting the responsibility for that to God. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. I am young [in years…], and [yet/so] [had condemned/declared … guilty] Job. And as they do that they’ll pat themselves on the back for finding this wise way of handling the situation. Coffman Commentaries on the Bible. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Or is it the innocent suffering Job that comes out of this looking good? “It is true Elihu is not mentioned elsewhere in the book; so his speeches could be left out. The fact that he is angry at both sides of the debate separates him from Job, on the one hand, but also from the other three friends.” (Mason). Elihu the Buzite Job: chapter 32 1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. "because he was righteous in his own eyes" See note in Contextual Insights, C. 8 But [there/it] is a spirit in [man/people]: I [also/too] will [shew/tell/explain] [mine opinion/what I know]. They couldn’t figure out God’s ways. It’s not a given that the older you are, the wiser you just naturally are. And multitude of years should teach wisdom.’ 2 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. At this point, a young bystander named Elihu enters the discussion. And to apply this to our lives, I think we need to note that what we say and how we behave during our times of suffering can reflect poorly on our God. Job 32 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. And so, Elihu is afraid that these friends were planning to abdicate what he views to be their responsibility to answer Job. And we’ve witnessed that. 32:1-5 Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced. The thinker and writer G.K. Chesterson wrote this about men like Elihu: “I believe what really happens in history is this: the old man is always wrong; and the young people are always wrong about what is wrong with him. Words escape them. I’m going to speak!’” (Smick). These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Now, it can be difficult to know who’s right in the book of Job. [neither/nor] [do/may] [the aged/elders/old men] understand [judgment/justice/what is right]. And – all else being equal – we’d all like to think that those who are older should have more of it. But it’s as if Elihu’s boldness in telling these older men that he’s now going to speak causes him to once again defend his doing this. No – a person needs God’s spirit for wisdom. In this chapter we have, I. I will speak, that I may find relief; The name is Hebrew, and its signification, My-God-is-He, is as clearly Hebrew as that of some names of analogous meaning in our own language.” (Bradley), iv. 4 Now Elihu [had waited/waited] [till Job had spoken/to speak to Job/before speaking to Job], In Chapter 32 we come to a rather sudden and unexpected turn in the development of the book of Job. Surely not one of you convinced Job, or answered his words: Elihu was frustrated because Job’s friends didn’t put him in his place the way he thought they should. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Job 32 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. This was the point on which Job was particularly vulnerable, and which Elihu very properly clears up. First at Job for justifying himself rather than God and then at the friends because of their inability to refute Job.” (Smick), iii. Now because they were years older than he, Elihu had waited to speak to Job. We recall from our last message in Job that Job 31 – the chapter that precedes this one – ends with a statement to the effect that “the words of Job have ended.”. There is a spirit in a man: “So the sense of the place is, Every man, as a man, whether old or young, hath a reasonable soul, by which he is able in some measure to discern between good and evil, and to judge of men’s opinions and discourses; and therefore I also may venture to deliver my opinion.” (Poole), ii. And this is what we experienced Job’s friends doing. [they left off speaking/words fail them/they have nothing left to say]. And so, they had declared him guilty – with no evidence that would lead to that verdict. The stage is clear, for Job and his three friends have sat down, and neither he nor they have any thing more to say; it is therefore very seasonable for a moderator to interpose, and Elihu is the man. There is, however, a deeper and truer method. But for now in this chapter we don’t actually hear what his argument is. d. Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused: Elihu was also angry at Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar because they had failed to solve the controversy (they had found no answer), while at the same time they were (in Elihu’s opinion) too harsh against Job (and yet had condemned Job). the spirit within me constraineth me. “The Buzite he is called, either from his progenitor Buz, the son of Nahor, who was the brother of Abraham, and had by Milchah, Huz, his firstborn (of whom some think Job came), and Buz, his brother, Genesis 22:21; or else from his country, the city of Buz, a city of Idumea, Jeremiah 25:23.” (Trapp), ii. Commentary on Job 31:24-32 (Read Job 31:24-32) Job protests, 1. and [answered/answer] no more[;)/?/,]. We just hear his getting us ready for his argument. Angry with Job justifying himself rather than God, and by the inability of Job's friends to provide an answer, Elihu feels compelled to speak (32:1-33:7). Commentary on Elihu and Job (Chapter 32 and 33) by Craig Truglia. There are beardless sages and greyheaded children.” (Trapp), iii. Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. They are dismayed and answer no more; words escape them: Elihu noted that Job’s friends were exhausted by the debate. 32:1 So these three men refused to answer Job further, because he was righteous in his own eyes. What I mean by that is we might witness ourselves or others being blessed and we assume that the cause for that blessing is that we somehow pleased God and that obliged him to do something good for us. Job 32:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Job 32:8, NIV: "But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding." Job 35 Commentary: Sometimes we get the idea that God reacts to our sin or righteousness in predictable ways that make sense to us.. We might look at the effect and assume the cause. Job 32 Commentary: I think that many of us have found ourselves in situations in which two people are arguing. For I am full of words; Add to my study list. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. In Chapter 32, we have several reasons to believe that Elihu is a man that should be taken seriously. All of them tried to prove Job wrong but none was able to do it convincingly. ii. “Elihu is angry with everybody. For I am full of words; the spirit within me compels me: Elihu certainly was full of words; for this and the next five chapters he will drone on and on, unable to shut up and unable to let anyone else speak. Job 32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. They had given him their answers. And they battle it out for a while. INTRODUCTION TO JOB 32. The mention of his genealogy is important, because it reminds us that Elihu was not a fictional character. [Hearken/Listen] to me; “His pedigree is this particularly described, partly for his honour… and principally to evidence the truth of this history, which otherwise might seem to be but a poetical fiction.” (Poole), iii. That’s how stories work – the one telling them is never wrong. So, Elihu assures us all that what he says is not motivated by his favoritism toward Job to the detriment of his friends or vice versa. Commentary on Elihu and Job (Chapter 32 and 33) by Craig Truglia. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. 14 [Now he hath not directed/For he has not arranged/Job has not directed] his words [against/to] me: Chapter 32. I [gave ear/listened/listened closely] to your [reasons/reasonings/wise thoughts], Elihu charges Job with presumption in criticizing God, not recognizing that God may have a loving purpose, even in allowing Job to suffer (Job 33:1–33) 3. 19 Behold, [my belly is/inside I am] as wine which hath no [vent/outlet]; it is ready to burst like new [bottles/wineskins]. He speaks without partiality. (Job 9:32 RSV) In Hebrew, his words are literally, Would that there were an umpire between us, oh that there were a daysman, a mediator between us who might lay his hand upon us both. [or/Not one of you] [that answered/was answering] his [words/statements]: But actually literally these older men had answered Job. That’s not why he was suffering – because of his sin. Lord, that giveth them understanding. into the debate to break the (... Sure who Elihu is going to speak refuse all cookies on your device angry with Job blocking all on. Category headings to find out that it ’ s turn our attention –. 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