Job 39:26-30; Description of the Hawk and Eagle; The hawk, a noble bird of great strength and sagacity, and yet a bird of prey; The eagle, a royal bird, and yet a bird of prey too. B.C. 1520

Description of the Hawk and Eagle. B. C. 1520. Job 39:26-30 26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?   27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?   28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.   29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.   30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where Continue Reading

Job 39:19-25; Description of the War-Horse; Concerning the great horse, that stately beast, it is here observed. B.C. 1520

Description of the War-Horse. B. C. 1520. Job 39:19-25 19 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?   20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.   21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.   22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.   23 The quiver Continue Reading

Job 39:13-18; Description of the Peacock and Ostrich; The Ostrich is a wonderful animal, a very large bird, but it never flies. Some have called it a ‘winged camel’. B.C. 1520

Description of the Peacock and Ostrich. B. C. 1520. Job 39:13-18 13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?   14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,   15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.   16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without Continue Reading

Job 39:1-12; Man’s Ignorance of the Animal Creation; Description of the Wild Goat, Wild Ass, and Unicorn. B.C. 1520

J O B CHAPTER 39 God proceeds here to show Job what little reason he had to charge him with unkindness who was so compassionate to the inferior creatures and took such a tender care of them, or to boast of himself, and his own good deeds before God, which were nothing to the divine mercies. He shows him also what great reason he had to be humble who knew so little of the nature of the creatures about him and had so little influence upon Continue Reading

Job 38:25-41; God’s Sovereign Dominion and Goodness; Hitherto God had put such questions to Job as were proper to convince him of his ignorance and short-sightedness; Now He comes, in the same manner, to show his impotency and weakness. B.C. 1520

God's Sovereign Dominion and Goodness. B. C. 1520. Job 38:25-41 25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;   26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;   27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?   28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath Continue Reading

Job 38:12-24; Works of God; The Lord proceeds to ask Job many puzzling questions, to convince him of his ignorance, and so to shame him for his folly in prescribing to God; If we will but try ourselves with such interrogatories as these, we shall soon be brought to own that what we know is nothing in comparison with what we know not. B.C. 1520

Works of God. B. C. 1520. Job 38:12-24 12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;   13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?   14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.   15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.   16 Hast thou entered into the Continue Reading

Job 38:4-11; The Creation of the World; The Foundation of the World, the measures thereof, the cornerstone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy; The mightiest of God’s creation, the Oceans. B.C. 1520

The Creation of the World. B. C. 1520. Job 38:4-11 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.   5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?   6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;   7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?   8 Continue Reading

Job 38:1-3; God Answers Out of the Whirlwind: When they had all had their saying, and had not gained their point, then it was time for God to interpose, Whose judgment is according to truth. B.C. 1520

J O B CHAPTER 38 In most disputes the strife is who shall have the last word. Job's friends had, in this controversy, tamely yielded it to Job, and then he to Elihu. But, after all the wranglings of the counsel at bar, the judge upon the bench must have the last word; so God had here, and so he will have in every controversy, for every man's judgment proceeds from him and by his definitive sentence every man must stand or fall and every Continue Reading

Job 37:21-24; The Address of Elihu; That with God is terrible majesty; He is a God of glory and such transcendent perfection as cannot but strike awe upon all His attendants and a terror upon all His adversaries; He values not the censures of those who are wise in their own conceit: He respecteth them not, He will not alter His counsels to oblige them, nor can those that prescribe to Him prevail with Him to do as they would have Him do. He regards the prayer of the humble, but not the policies of the crafty. B.C. 1520

The Address of Elihu Job 37:21-24 21 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.   22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.   23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.   24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart. Elihu Continue Reading

Job 37:14-20; The Address of Elihu; The Perfection of God’s knowledge; It is one of the most glorious perfections of God that He is perfect in knowledge; He is omniscient; His knowledge is intuitive: He sees, and does not know by report; It is intimate and entire: He knows things truly, and not by their colours–thoroughly, and not by piecemeal; To His knowledge there is nothing distant, but all near–nothing future, but all present–nothing hid, but all open; As we must always begin with fear and trembling, lest we speak amiss (De Deo etiam vera dicere periculosum est–Even while affirming what is true concerning God we incur risk), so we must conclude with shame and blushing, for having spoken no better. B.C. 1520

The Address of Elihu Job 37:14-20 14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.   15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?   16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?   17 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind? 18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is Continue Reading