Your email address will not be published. Poetical Books Join our millions of annual website users who choose to dig deeper into God’s Word with Blue Letter Bible! God spreads clouds over the moon so that we can’t see it. “The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, But are her wings and pinions like the kindly stork’s? “Rahab” seems to be widely used to describe various things that wreak havoc. 26. So, Job wants Bildad to think both about who Job is and about who Bildad is. Wisdom Literature 5-14. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. So, Job’s train of thought as he considers God’s wisdom started with dead things and things “below.” Then it moved to the heavens and things “above.”. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy -------------------- Job 26 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the Pastor of the Fifth Streek Church of Christ, has edified Christians for years. 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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. He’s receiving bad from God for absolutely no cause that he’s aware of. So, God gives rest and ease to the sea. If we look up to heaven above, we see displays of … Our Price: $9.99 Save: $10.00 (50%) Buy Now. But Job is saying here that if he was one of those who lacked wisdom, Bildad’s speech was so incredibly helpful! Job 26:12 "He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud." Yes, God calms the sea with his power. Chapter 26. We can only marvel at this God who is so wise and powerful. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. So, God caused pain and grief and wounds to this serpent. and [destruction/Abaddon/the place of destruction] [hath no covering/lies uncovered]. Under what circumstances? and [hangeth/He suspends] the earth upon nothing. Study This × Bible Gateway Plus. And he implies that there are times in which humans just can’t understand God’s ways. He’s thought through his situation and his theology. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. He hath compassed the waters with bounds] Decreto circinavit superficiem aquarum (Tremel.). [under/those beneath] the waters, and [the inhabitants thereof/all that live in them]. GodRules Store: Bargains; New Releases; Best Sellers ; Your Own Online Business News/Reviews: World News ; Movie Reviews ; Book Search Are you a Christian? Font Size. She treats her young harshly, as though they were not hers; Her labor is in vain, without concern, Because God deprived her of wisdom, And did not endow her with understanding. He hath garnished the heavens — Adorned or beautified them with those glorious lights, the sun, moon, and stars. It was fantastic counsel to him. Because – despite all appearance from here on earth – clouds are not at all solid. Job 26:10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.. Ver. And vice versa. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. and selecting the button for a complete list of all commentaries and resources related to that Scripture. 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. Bildad’s whole point in chapter 25 seemed to be that no one can possibly be righteous in God’s estimation. Job's Reply. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. If the Sun is on the left side of the globe, then the right side will be dark. This page provides a method to go directly to a commentary by a specific author. And I wonder if Job is responding here to Bildad’s first statement from the last chapter. Read Job 26 commentary using Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Now, Job does not consider himself to be without wisdom. And it’s not just the sky that God so easily manipulates in amazing ways. Because in this chapter he already said that the sky is hung on nothing. Where light ends and darkness begins – and vice versa – that’s a boundary. -------------------- Luke-Acts Or at least his mind is. Job is getting to this point where he will trust God’s wisdom. Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.. Ver. Simple enough. Job 26:13. Poetical Books Retail: $17.99. Wisdom Literature And he’s going to make that abundantly clear a few verses into this chapter. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. the Blue Letter Bible. Major Prophets The Gospels KJV, Thinline Bible, Compact, Imitation Leather, Burgundy . That word “formed” is translated elsewhere in the KJV as “pain” (6x), “pained” (4x), “grieve” (2x), and “wounded” (2x). -------------------- And surely Bildad knew that Job was not pleased with what he said in the last chapter. And I wonder if you’ve ever noticed how heavy liquid really is. OK, but what is the “it” that God is spreading his cloud upon? It can also have a calming effect. his hand hath [formed/pierced] the [crooked/fleeing] serpent. The most useful method would be to go to the section of Scripture that you are interested in, The KJV here says that it’s God’s “throne” that he’s enclosing with a cloud. Well, Job continues with his sarcastic statements in verse 3. Hell, as this word is frequently used, as Job 11:8 Isaiah 57:9, &c. And so it seems to be explained by the following word, destruction, i.e. Bildad plentifully declared the thing as it is. But these mighty structures – which seem to be utterly immovable – have a certain reaction. 6 [Hell/Sheol/The underworld] is naked before [him/God], David Guzik is a pastor, Bible teacher, and author of a widely used Bible commentary.Millions of people use David’s online Bible commentary on sites such as Enduring Word and Blue Letter Bible.David’s “statement of faith” (explanation of beliefs regarding Christian doctrine) can be seen here. So, God clears the heaven or the sky with his spirit – which is the same word as is used to speak of breath – ruach. And now Job’s mind shifts to consider the ocean – and in particular, the way that light and darkness meet there. And there’s consensus nowadays that this word means “clearness.”. But, I think we’d have to recognize that God doesn’t believe in or subscribe to mythology. Pauline Epistles And when the light stops, what begins? Job 26. [until the day and night come to an end/at (or as) the bounday of (or between) light and darkness]. And since so much of this world is water, often this boundary line is found right there – on the waters. 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. 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As before in the ninth and twelfth chapters, Job had shown himself not inferior to the friends' inability to describe God's greatness, so now he describes it as manifested in hell (the world of the dead), Job 26:5, 6; on earth, Job 26:7; in the sky, Job 26:8-11; the sea, Job 26:12; the heavens, Job 26:13. God is nuanced in his use of his own understanding and power. Job would believe that Bildad proved himself to have no wisdom. If we consider hell beneath, though out of our sight, yet we may conceive the discoveries of God's power there. 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Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. How did this come to be? And that should remind us of the message of this book – when we can’t understand God’s ways, we must trust his wisdom. 4 With whose help have you uttered words, and whose spirit has come forth from you? When? His plentiful declarations were plentiful – but not helpful at all to Job. Johannine Writings Minor Prophets Chapter 26. The Old Testament That’s their boundary. If you were trying to figure out the best material to hold such an enormous quantity and weight of water – I’m guessing that your first choice would not be to use… a cloud! 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Minor Prophets Major Prophets and spreadeth his cloud [upon/over] it. But before he gets to that, Job wants to express his utter disgust for his friend’s unhelpful speech to him in the last chapter. And even though God later on portrays Leviathan as just an animal, perhaps Job is saying that God has power over even these pagan mythological beings. And – by the way – this is not how Job literally thought this worked. And he does it with his understanding. God said so in the first two chapters of this book. The Old Testament But now in verse 7 he changes the direction of his thinking to those things that are above. Commentary on Job 1:13-19 (Read Job 1:13-19) Satan brought Job's troubles upon him on the day that his children began their course of feasting. of Scripture. But he’s not there yet. Job: Man’s Frailty and God’s Majesty. His head is – as it were – in the clouds. 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. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. Job 26 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. View more titles. His real feelings concerning Bildad’s speech are just the opposite. 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. So, picture the globe in your mind. [and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is/what helpful insight you have abundantly provided] [?/!]. 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? He’s pretending to marvel – like what an excellent wonderful job you just did there! But that’s where God is so superior and awesome. -------------------- GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible Now, that word “proud” is the Hebrew word Rachab. So…holding water within… water? Would you have thought of that? Because no one’s ultimately innocent. Job 26:1-14. Job Replies: God’s Majesty Is Unsearchable. John Trapp Complete Commentary. And that’s what Job is talking about. And so, Job begins his response to Bildad’s last speech with biting sarcasm that’s meant to inform Bildad that his words were no help whatsoever to him. 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. And in this chapter, Job is responding to the last short speech by his friend Bildad. Prophets 3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? It goes so far and then it stops. He’s the arm that has no strength. But have you ever thought of how much rain comes down in a typical storm? -------------------- John Trapp Complete Commentary. So, Job is the one without power. It’s enough to flood mighty rivers! But if you’re going to spread a blanket out you need to have something to lay it on. And we’re going to see Job being very frustrated in chapter 26 partly because he and Bildad basically see eye-to-eye on the matter of God’s power. 13 By his [spirit/breath] he hath [garnished/cleared/made fair] the [heavens/skies]; So let’s turn our attention to Job 26. Matthew Poole's Commentary. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, -------------------- And as for Bildad himself – when Job asks whose spirit came from him, I wonder if he’s getting at the fact that Bildad pretty much lifted most of what he said in chapter 25 from one of Eliphaz’s earlier speeches. Darkness. And taken at face value, Job is being very complimentary to Bildad. Historical Books His counsel was worthless. 6 [Hell/Sheol/The underworld] is naked before [him/God], and [destruction/Abaddon/the place of destruction] [hath no covering/lies uncovered]. 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The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Well, this is exactly the situation that the biblical character Job finds himself in – in Job chapter 26. Your email address will not be published. God did! By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. And imagine that the Sun is shining on this globe. New Revised Standard Version Update. But at the same time, God uses his understanding to strike the proud. But here’s what I’m getting at. But then we’re told that God formed the crooked serpent. We have provided this method as a convenience to our users. Whatever he’s saying about this serpent, I think once again – like in the last verse – Job is pointing to the fact that God can use his wisdom – even his spirit – to clear the sky and make some beautiful weather. So, Job says that God sets boundaries on something – and that this boundary is visible on the waters – the vast oceans of this world. I learned this lesson when I worked for Pepsi over a summer while I was in college at UW-Whitewater. And of course, Job truly means none of this. 3 How have you counseled one who has no wisdom? Hebrew, Abaddon (Re 9:11). And, we also need to note that Job’s not asking questions here – like how did you do that? And so, perhaps Job is saying that God’s throne is up in the heavens and then sometimes God in his wisdom covers the heavens – where his throne is – and thereby he covers that throne. Job is also wise. Luke-Acts And yet, how does God – in his awesome wisdom – choose to hold that heavy abundant rain until he’s ready for it to fall? So, let’s think of what would cause a mighty mountain to tremble – to move back and forth… How about an earthquake? Johannine Writings So, whether God is destroying the proud or a make-believe sea monster, the message is the same. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. 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I was amazed at how much strength it took to lift those 2-liter bottles of soda! This method And so, Job was just considering those below and under. Job didn’t think that the heavens were held up by mountains. Amazing. Prophets But at the same time, God can do violent actions – like wound this serpent – whatever it is. And from there, it seems that Job goes on to discuss the effect that earthquakes have on mountains. (Job 38:17; Ps 139:8; Pr 5:11). New King James Version (NKJV) Bible Book List. Bildad ought to have laid before Job the consolations, rather than the terrors of the Almighty. And how have you declared sound advice to many? -------------------- 8 He [bindeth up/wraps up/locks] the waters in his thick clouds; Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Commentary on Job 26. How does this happen? General Epistles Verses 1-4 Job derided Bildad's answer; his words were a mixture of peevishness and self-preference. But he has yet to show an ability to see and praise God’s wisdom in his own circumstance. He needs to be saved – rescued – delivered from his problems. The New Testament I agree with you on that point! Pauline Epistles God’s power doesn’t simply cause panic and dread. That word translated in the KJV as “garnished” occurs only once in the Old Testament – right here. -------------------- Update. 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. So, Job is poetically portraying what it seems like the mountains do – hold up the heavens. -------------------- However, we do not feel this is the best method for using 26 Then Job answered: 2 “How you have helped one who has no power! Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. At Chapter 26 the dialogue grinds to a halt, and from there to the end of Chapter 31 Job holds forth alone in a long and loose-jointed presentation… Finally in this list… there is the odd case of Elihu, the brand-new character introduced near the end of the book, who delivers what many readers feel to be the most long-winded, boring, and irrelevant discourse of all.” (Mason) Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. And he does this with his power. Study Notes on Job Page #6 Notes to the Reader To save space and for other reasons, I have chosen not to include the Bible text in these notes (please use your Bible to follow along). A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. Minor Prophets Commentaries, history books, and more are linked to this page . He’s not one to whom Bildad should feel obliged to utter simplistic and unhelpful sayings. THIRD SERIES. CHAPTER 26. He gave wonderfully abundant and helpful insight…. So, Job could very well be speaking of a mythological sea monster. 10. And second, Job continues in verse 6 to speak of the place of the dead – Sheol. The Gospels And – truth be told – we don’t understand it and never will fully. 4 To whom have you uttered words? Pentateuch Job 26. And as an example, he ends the chapter with a mention of thunder – like how does that even work?! If we look about us, to the earth and waters here below, we see his almighty power. He hath as it were with a pair of compasses drawn a circle about the sea, that it may not pass to drown the earth. First, it’s parallel to the reference to dead things or people in the first line of verse 5. By his Spirit — Either, 1st, By his divine virtue or power, called his Spirit, Zechariah 4:6; Matthew 12:28.Or, 2d, By his Holy Spirit, to which the creation of the world is ascribed, Genesis 1:2; Job 33:4. But then that second line. Commentary on Job 26:5-14 (Read Job 26:5-14) Many striking instances are here given of the wisdom and power of God, in the creation and preservation of the world. The friends had tried to catch Job in some particular sin. Job, then, demonstrated God’s authority over the domain of Mot (the god of death) in Job 26:5-6 and over the domain of Baal (the cosmic storm god in Job 26:7-10 ). 28. Wisdom Literature Poetical Books The Old Testament And when Bildad figured out that Job was not literally truthful in his statements, he would have been very insulted. Job reproves Bildad. Adam Clarke's Bible Commentary. So, dead things or dead people and all creatures who are in the waters tremble before God. The reference to those beneath the waters is probably to dead people for two reasons. The New Testament Major Prophets 26 But Job answered and said, 2 How hast thou helped him that is without power? 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 how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is? Now, we need to realize that two words in that line seem to have another possible meaning. no covering—from God's eyes. 10 He [hath compassed the waters with bounds/has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters/marks out the horizon on the surface of the waters], He’s getting there. And what’s so interesting is that Job speaks of God’s ways. Study the bible online using commentary on Job 26 and more! 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And as a last-ditch effort, Bildad as the final speaker for the friends throws out the idea that it’s just not possible to be innocent before God and so basically every punishment for sin we receive is just to be expected. He has another purpose for them, according to verse 9. But instead of helping and saving Job, Bildad’s speech did nothing of the sort. KJV Job 26:1 [But/Then] Job [answered and said/responded/replied], 2 [How hast thou helped/What a help you are to/How you have helped] [him that is without power/the weak/the powerless] [?/!] That the ground on which you live and rely on is anchored to absolutely nothing that’s visible or apparent in any way. The KJV makes sense when it communicates that God smites through the proud. But this isn’t God speaking here – it’s Job – who was not an Israelite and who – as we’ve seen already – had some flawed ideas in other areas of life. And Job starts to speak of God’s awesome ways in verse 5 by noting how even the dead tremble before God. When God reproves or rebukes them. The Whole Bible destruction—the abode of destruction, that is, of lost souls. Pentateuch Learn how your comment data is processed. And that has nothing to do with the biblical character who lived in Jericho – just in case you were wondering. Johannine Writings 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. 3 [How hast thou counselled/What counsel you have given to/How you have advised] him that hath no wisdom [?/!] It’s God who made this so. General Epistles And have you ever really thought about that? As for Job – we know he’s righteous. 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