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G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Job 24

 

 

Verses 1-25

Passing from the personal aspect of his problem, Job considered it in its wider application. He asked the reason of God's noninterference, and then proceeded to describe the evidences of it. Men still existed whose whole activity was oppression. In other words, Job declared that the things which Eliphaz attributed to him are present in the world, and described them far more graphically than Eliphaz had, ending with the declaration:

Yet God imputeth it not for folly.

Continuing, he declared that the murderer, the adulterer, ' and the robber, all continued their evil courses with impunity. I t was h e t hat they pass and die, and yet, for the time being, they were in security. He ended all by challenging anyone to deny the truth of what he had said. Thus Job admitted, in some sense, the accuracy of Eliphaz' declaration concerning his view of God as absent from the affairs of men, but in his method he treated with silent scorn the imputation cast on him of acting on that view in the way of evil described by his friends. His final challenge was for anyone to prove him wrong in his contention that God does not interfere with the ways of wickedness.

 


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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Job 24:4". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gcm/job-24.html. 1857-84.

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