JOB 32 COMME TARY EDITED BY GLE PEASE Elihu 1 So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Chapter 32. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. But this information makes it possible that Job’s story took place even within the life of Abraham or shortly thereafter. And when it comes down to it, Elihu is full of things to say! And the author informs us that as Job finishes his last speech, so too do his friends. 1 So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. “Elihu, he is called. The rest I don’t know anything about. And so, Elihu is rightfully angry at Job. JOB 32. c. Then the wrath of Elihu… was aroused against Job: Apparently, Elihu was a silent listener at the whole dialogue up to this point. That he had something new to offer, Job 32:14-17. and [multitude of years/increased years/length of years] should [teach/make … known] wisdom. “They are dismayed and answer no more; These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Or answered his words; No. Then Elihu is going to once more explain how the silence of these men encouraged him to speak. And so, Job 32 picks right up from there. Job 9:32-33. And multitude of years should teach wisdom.’ So, that’s a little information on where Elihu comes from. That Job justified himself rather than God. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. i. Therefore I was afraid, i. "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. There is, however, a deeper and truer method. “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. Lest you say, ‘We have found wisdom’; 3. And that’s why Elihu enters the picture and is angry with Job and his three friends. Dialogue with Elihu (Job 32-37) Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project. And yet, despite his persistent anger, Elihu respectfully waited to speak until Job and his friends had taken their turns speaking. 25:23). I said, ‘Age should speak, 32:2 Then Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of … We can imagine Elihu following the debate, thinking of what he would say in response to Job, and being frustrated that the answers of Job’s friends were not as brilliant as the answers in Elihu’s mind. THE FIRST OF ELIHU'S SIX-CHAPTER SPEECH. Commentaries for Job Chapter 32 Elihu is displeased at the dispute between Job and his friends. Hence Elihu's conclusion - Job 32:8. So, the net effect of Job’s speeches has been to make himself look good – and that basically leaves God looking bad. We have [found out/found] wisdom: That his mind was full of this matter, and it would be a refreshment to him to give it vent, Job 32:18-20. (Job 32) 1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. a. the spirit within me constraineth me. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. Coffman Commentaries on the Bible. We still have an innocent man suffering and his friends still thinking that he is secretly wicked and Job himself thinking in one way or another that God is misinformed about the situation. c. Let me not, I pray, show partiality to anyone; nor let me flatter any man. (1-5) Elihu and his dissatisfaction with the answers of Job’s friends. At this point, a young bystander named Elihu enters the discussion. Now, he felt that he simply had to speak. i. Indeed I waited for your words, Some account of him, his parentage, his presence at this dispute, and his sentiments concerning it . Now, there’s a sense in which being righteous in one’s own eyes is roundly condemned in Scripture. He believes Job’s excessive talking is an act of rebellion against God (Job 32-37). Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Job 32:8: Genesis 2:7 Leviticus 16:21-22 Ecclesiastes 7:29 Ezekiel 18:4 Matthew 6:19-20 1 Corinthians 2:9-16 1 … But for Job here, this seems to be saying that he simply is viewing himself as God was viewing him. Or is it the innocent suffering Job that comes out of this looking good? Nevertheless, we can say that in principle Elihu was correct. 5. and [yet/so] [had condemned/declared … guilty] Job. Others had been present. In Chapter 32, we have several reasons to believe that Elihu is a man that should be taken seriously. “Despite his anger (Job 32:2-3) and wordy lecturing style, Elihu never got bitter as did Bildad and Zophar.” (Smick), “Therefore I say, ‘Listen to me, In Chapter 32, we have several reasons to … Yet what he did not understand was that both Job and God were right. Elihu felt that Job was more concerned about being right himself than God being right. c. Great men are not always wise, nor do the aged always understand justice: We can only imagine the reaction from Job and his three friends at these words of Elihu. Center for Biblical Theology and Eschatology. 21 [Let me not, I pray you,/I will not] [accept any man's person/show partiality to anyone], Elihu was justly displeased with Job, as more anxious to clear his own character than the justice and goodness of God. 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. (1-5) Elihu and his dissatisfaction with the answers of Job’s friends. because [they/the others] were [elder/years older/older] than he. Well, that’s the situation that the biblical character Elihu finds himself in – in the 32nd chapter of the book of Job. Now, just like the three friends, if what Elihu thinks is not what God thinks, then it’s ultimately not going to be helpful. St-Takla.org > bible > commentary > en > all > ot > job Contact St-Takla.org website You can contact us through this form, or directly through mobile/WhatsApp: 002 01287627004 (Michael Ghaly). 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. Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced... View the entire commentary. I will speak, that I may find relief; We notice already that Elihu has spent a chapter simply introducing his speech. He waited for his elders to give their wisdom – but seeing that they are displaying a serious lack of it, it’s now his turn to talk. You can check these in your browser security settings. 13 [Lest ye should/Do not/So do not] say. He was angry against Job because he felt that Job justified himself rather than God. I am young [in years…], Commentary on Job 32:1-5. [because/for] [he justified/justifying] himself [rather than/before] God. In Chapter 32 we come to a rather sudden and unexpected turn in the development of the book of Job. 34) Man Cannot Manipulate God to Accomplish His Own Selfish Desires (ch. Of all the friends of Job, Elihu is the only one with a genealogy. Notice it appears in Job 32:1,6,12,15,16,17,20. ii. 2 Then the wrath of Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was aroused against Job; his wrath was aroused because he justified himself rather than God. For I do not know how to flatter, else my Maker would soon take me away, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . For I do not know how to flatter, 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. 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. He speaks without partiality. They couldn’t figure out God’s ways. Is it God – who is almost senselessly – probably even incorrectly – bringing suffering into Job’s life? Indeed my belly is like wine that has no vent; But finally, they’re done and they have nothing left to say. Now he has not directed his words against me; [and, behold,/Indeed/yet] there was [none of you/no one] [that convinced/who refuted/proving … wrong] Job, The friends had forced themselves and Job into a false dilemma: either Job is right or God is right. [in so doing/if I did] my maker would [soon/quickly] [take me away/do away with me]. But here’s one thing we know – that the narrator is always right. Some make him a descendant of Judah; Jerome, Bede, Lyranus, and some of the rabbis, make him Balaam the son of Beor, the magician; Bishop Warburton makes him Ezra the scribe; and Dr. Hodges makes him the second person in the glorious Trinity, the Lord Jesus Christ, and supposes that the chief scope of this part of the book was to convict Job of self-righteousness, and to show the necessity of the doctrine of justification by faith! 4. We can easily understand how Elihu felt this. E. The Speeches of Elihu (Job 32:1–37:24) 1. Others had been present. Job 32:1-5. 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? Elihu professes to speak by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and corrects both parties... View the entire commentary. But Elihu is now coming to find out that it’s not just the age of a person that makes him wise. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. 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. 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. But Elihu wants to assure his audience that when he does speak – he’s not going to be partial to anyone. 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. 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. And so, we’ll embark on that task next time. Now because they were years older than he, Elihu had waited to speak to Job. It’s a good thing that Elihu wanted to wait for the older men to speak before speaking himself. [and the/the] [inspiration/breath] of the Almighty [giveth/that makes] them [understanding/understand]. We’ve listened to the arguments of all of these men. And they battle it out for a while. Buz was a son of Abraham’s brother. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. 32 So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 32) Man Should Listen to God (ch. Nor let me flatter any man. They were leveling false accusations against a man that they knew to be righteous. In this obviously self-flattering introduction to the speech, Elihu has clearly presented himself as smarter, wiser, and having more understanding than any of the four other men with him. Job 32 Commentary: I think that many of us have found ourselves in situations in which two people are arguing. 8 But [there/it] is a spirit in [man/people]: There’s a way to respond to suffering that might make people feel sorry for you – but think wrong thoughts of your God. Elihu is displeased at the dispute between Job and his friends. He speaks without partiality. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. they [answered/answer] [no more/no longer/cannot … any more]: Great men are not always wise, Required fields are marked *. They are dismayed and answer no more; words escape them: Elihu noted that Job’s friends were exhausted by the debate. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 3 Also against [his/Job’s] three friends [was his wrath kindled/his anger burned/he was angry], But Job is done talking and so are the friends. And so, Elihu is afraid that these friends were planning to abdicate what he views to be their responsibility to answer Job. Usually young men are the disputants and old men the moderators; but here, when old men were the disputants, as a rebuke to them for their unbecoming heat, a young man is raised up to be the moderator. “Almost all modern interpreters have found Elihu to be insufferably wordy. 3 Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. 32:1 "answering" The verb (BDB 772 I, KB 851) is the standard way in the book to introduce a response by another person. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. There are beardless sages and greyheaded children.” (Trapp), iii. So, he’s going to talk – and speak of what he knows – because of the silence of these men. We’ve had the narrator’s infallible perspective on Elihu. ii. "So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. I must open my lips and answer. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Elihu is going speak what he believes to be true and he doesn’t care whom he offends by it. Yet Elihu pressed forward, asking for this audience. Nor do the aged always understand justice.”. 2. Job 32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. Commentary on Elihu and Job (Chapter 32 and 33) by Craig Truglia. [neither/nor/and so … not] will I [answer/reply to] him with your [speeches/arguments]. The mention of his genealogy is important, because it reminds us that Elihu was not a fictional character. What approach to making money will increase it according to Proverbs 13 11. I also will declare my opinion.’ Why Elihu spoke. 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). Then Elihu is going to rehearse what we heard at the beginning of this chapter – that the friends couldn’t find an answer for Job and so they stopped talking. Because he appears, dominates all discussion and then abruptly leaves, some modern commentators think that he wasn’t really part of the story and was inserted into the account later by the author or another editor. “Four times in the Hebrew text we are told that he was angry. And Elihu can do at least that much. And so, that leads Elihu to acknowledge now that the older among us are not always the wisest. So, as we’re trying to figure out what to make of this new character, we need to note that his motives are described in positive terms. That I should answer him — That I should presume to debate my cause with him, or answer his allegations against me. So, what is the narrator saying made Elihu angry with Job? And what the narrator says is unquestionably right. Otherwise, if he’s speaking to the friends, it’s a little strange to have a person speak of you in the third person when you’re standing right in front of him. Elihu was justly displeased with Job, as more anxious to clear his own character than the justice and goodness of God. For I am full of words; 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. Center for Biblical Theology and Eschatology. The authorship of this book has been attributed to many different men Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. 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. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Job 32 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. 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.”. Commentaries for Job Chapter 32 Elihu is displeased at the dispute between Job and his friends. (1-5) He reproves them. And in the process, he’s sort of called into question God’s rightness in his situation. But finally, they’re done and they have nothing left to say. 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. First at Job for justifying himself rather than God and then at the friends because of their inability to refute Job.” (Smick), iii. Job 32:2 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. it is ready to burst like new [bottles/wineskins]. And it likely took place around Edom – outside of and to the southeast of Israel. I [also/too] will [shew/tell/explain] [mine opinion/what I know]. Elihu the Buzite Job: chapter 32 1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. and [durst not/afraid to] [shew/tell/explain to] you [mine opinion/what I think/what I know]. 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 … “It is obvious that Elihu does have some glaring faults: he talks too much; he repeats himself; he is enormously conceited. Job 32 Commentary: I think that many of us have found ourselves in situations in which two people are arguing. When we experience things that make no sense to us and that are painful and irritating – our response to that suffering can reflect poorly on the God who is wisely bringing the suffering into our life. b. Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: This is the first mention of Elihu in the Book of Job. (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. 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. And so, they had declared him guilty – with no evidence that would lead to that verdict. Words escape them. 32:1-5 Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced. Elihu appears and disappears suddenly; yet he does belong and his speech makes sense here. 32:1-5 Job 32:1-6a is in prose, like 31:40c. God [thrusteth him down/will rout him/will refute him], not man. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. against Job [was his wrath kindled/his anger burned/he was angry with], Posted on Apr 6, 2005 by Beyond Today Editor Estimated reading time: 10 minutes. Job 32 commentary 1. And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding. I will answer [also/too] my [part/share], MacKenzie says that it takes him twenty-four verses to say, ‘Look out! It is by far the longest single speech in the Book of Job, longer than even God’s speech in later chapters. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. ii. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. Job 32:8, KJV: "But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding." Elihu seemed painfully unaware of how he sounded and looked. Login or Create an Account. b. 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. I [also/too/, even I,] will [shew/tell/explain] [mine opinion/what I think/what I know]. He’s simply speaking truth as he sees it. It’s not a given that the older you are, the wiser you just naturally are. They stop talking as well. So, let’s turn our attention there – to Job, chapter 32. (Job 9:32-33) That is the cry of a heart that recognizes that God is higher and … We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. In this chapter we have, I. They couldn’t spell out for Job why God was bringing suffering into his life. (Job 32) 1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 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). But for now in this chapter we don’t actually hear what his argument is. 14 [Now he hath not directed/For he has not arranged/Job has not directed] his words [against/to] me: 4 Now Elihu [had waited/waited] [till Job had spoken/to speak to Job/before speaking to Job], He is the classic angry young man, and from the outset what we need to notice about this kind of anger is that it puts him in a class by himself. And so, Elihu listened and listened and listened. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. a. I am young in years, and you are very old: Elihu came as a young man among older men, and because of this was willing to hold his words for a long time. And what these men have demonstrated is that even though they are the oldest – they are not the wisest. [neither/nor] [do/may] [the aged/elders/old men] understand [judgment/justice/what is right]. He takes issue with Job's claim of innocence while charging God with counting him as His enemy. Introduction (ch. [and/but] ye are [very old/elderly]; [wherefore/therefore/that is why] I was [afraid/shy/fearful], 11 [Behold/Look], I waited for [your words/you to speak]; Because they stood still and answered no more. So, Elihu portrays himself as one who is just bursting to speak and say what he thinks and what he knows. And they battle it out for a while. There is a dramatic interruption in the Book of Job at this spot; and, of course, many modern scholars explain Elihu's speech variously as, "the work of another author," [1] "a later addition," [2] and as, "speeches (of Elihu) that violently disturb the original structure of the book." 5 [When/And when/But when] Elihu saw that [there was no answer in the mouth of these three men/these three men had no further reply], I too will declare my opinion. a. It is ready to burst like new wineskins. Job has been justifying himself – proclaiming that he’s not guilty of any sort of crime that would call for the punishment that he’s been experiencing. And as they do that they’ll pat themselves on the back for finding this wise way of handling the situation. He didn’t commit any sin worthy of the suffering that he’s receiving. and [answered/answer] no more[;)/?/,]. On the contrary, God speaks directly to Job, just as He does in the patriarchal age with Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other heads of households (see Job 38-42). Whoever may have written the book of Job – perhaps Solomon – the doctrine of the Inspiration of Scripture teaches us that ultimately it was the Spirit of God who worked through the authors of Scripture to pen exactly what God wanted to be communicated. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. We just hear his getting us ready for his argument. The spirit within me compels me. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. Job: Patience in Suffering 2 Lessons by Rob Harbison INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION Lesson 1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Author: Anonymous. Divers of Job's friends were present, that came … Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced... View the entire commentary. When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was aroused. [they left off speaking/words fail them/they have nothing left to say]. Your email address will not be published. And so, this is now where the narrator hands it off to Elihu. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. 32:1 So these three men refused to answer Job further, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Job 32:8, ESV: "But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand." [or/Not one of you] [that answered/was answering] his [words/statements]: But actually literally these older men had answered Job. 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