Job 41:1-10; Description of Leviathan; He shows how unable Job was to master the leviathan; If the inferior creatures that are put under the feet of man, and over whom he has dominion, keep us in awe thus, how terrible must the majesty of our great Lord be, Who has a sovereign dominion over us and against whom man has been so long in rebellion! Who can stand before Him when once He is angry? B.C. 1520

J O B CHAPTER 41 The description here given of the leviathan, a very large, strong, formidable fish, or water-animal, is designed yet further to convince Job of his own impotency, and of God's omnipotence, that he might be humbled for his folly in making so bold with him as he had done. I. To convince Job of his own weakness he is here challenged to subdue and tame this leviathan if he can, and make himself master of him (ver. 1-9), and, Continue Reading

Job 40:15-24; Description of Behemoth: God, for the further proving of His own power and disproving of Job’s pretensions, concludes His discourse with the description of two vast and mighty animals, far exceeding man in bulk and strength, one He calls ‘Behemoth’, and the other ‘Leviathan’. B.C. 1520

Description of Behemoth. B. C. 1520. Job 40:15-24 15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.   16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.   17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.   18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.   19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he Continue Reading

Job 40:6-14; Divine Justice and Power; God’s Dominion over the Proud; Those who duly receive what they have heard from God, and profit by it, shall hear more from Him. B.C. 1520

Divine Justice and Power; God's Dominion over the Proud. B. C. 1520. Job 40:6-14 6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,   7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.   8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?   9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?   10 Deck thyself Continue Reading

Job 40:1-5; Job’s Humble Submission; Many humbling counfounding questions God had put to Job, in the foregoing chapter, now, in this chapter, He demands an answer to them; Job submits in Humble silence. B.C. 1520

J O B CHAPTER 40 Many humbling confounding questions God had put to Job, in the foregoing chapter; now, in this chapter, I. He demands an answer to them, ver. 1, 2. II. Job submits in a humble silence, ver. 3-5. III. God proceeds to reason with him, for his conviction, concerning the infinite distance and disproportion between him and God, showing that he was by no means an equal match for God. He challenges him (ver. 6, 7) to vie with Continue Reading

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 38:12-24; 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