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Job 27

 

 

Introduction
1Job protests his sincerity.
8The hypocrite is without hope.
11The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.

Verse 1
Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
Job
Numbers 23:7; 24:3,15; Psalms 49:4; 78:2; Proverbs 26:7
continued
Heb. added to take up.

Verse 2
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
God liveth
Numbers 14:21; Ruth 3:13; 1 Samuel 14:39,45; 20:21; 25:26,34; 2 Samuel 2:27; 1 Kings 17:1; 18:15; Jeremiah 4:2; 5:2; 12:16; Ezekiel 33:11
taken
10:3; 34:5; Isaiah 40:27
vexed my soul
Heb. made my soul bitter.
Ruth 1:20,21; 2 Kings 4:27

Verse 3
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
the spirit of God
that is, the breath which God gave him.
Genesis 2:7; Isaiah 2:22; Acts 17:25

Verse 4
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
13:7; 34:6; John 8:55; 2 Corinthians 11:10

Verse 5
God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
justify
32:3; 42:7; Deuteronomy 25:1; Proverbs 17:15; Galatians 2:11
I will not
2:9; 13:15; 29:14; 2 Corinthians 1:12

Verse 6
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
I hold fast
2:3; Psalms 18:20-23; Proverbs 4:13
my heart
Acts 24:16; 2 Corinthians 12:11; 1 John 3:20,21
so long as I live
Heb. from my days.

Verse 7
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
1 Samuel 25:26; 2 Samuel 18:32; Daniel 4:19

Verse 8
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
11:20; 13:16; 15:34; 20:5; 31:3; Isaiah 33:14,15; Matthew 16:26; 23:14; Mark 8:36,37; Luke 9:25; 12:20,21; 1 Timothy 6:9,10; James 5:1-3

Verse 9
Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
Will God
35:12,13; Psalms 18:41; 66:18; 109:7; Proverbs 1:28; 28:9; Isaiah 1:15; Jeremiah 11:11; 14:12; Ezekiel 8:18; Micah 3:4; Zechariah 7:13; John 9:31; James 4:3
his cry
Hosea 7:14; Luke 13:25

Verse 10
Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
delight
22:26,27; Psalms 37:4; 43:4; Habakkuk 3:18
will he always
Psalms 78:34-36; Matthew 13:21; Luke 18:1; Acts 10:2; Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Verse 11
I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
teach
4:3,4; 6:10; Isaiah 8:11
by the hand
or, being in the hand, etc. that which.
32:8-10; Deuteronomy 4:5; Psalms 71:17; Acts 20:20

Verse 12
Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?
ye yourselves
21:28-30; Ecclesiastes 8:14; 9:1-3
altogether
6:25-29; 13:4-9; 16:3; 17:2; 19:2,3; 21:3; 26:2-4

Verse 13
This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
the portion
20:29; 31:3; Psalms 11:6; Ecclesiastes 8:13; Isaiah 3:11; 2 Peter 2:9
the heritage
15:20-35; 20:19-29; Psalms 12:5; Proverbs 22:22,23; Malachi 3:5; James 5:4-6

Verse 14
If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
children
21:11,12; Deuteronomy 28:32,41; 2 Kings 9:7,8; 10:6-10; Esther 5:11; 9:5-10; Psalms 109:13; Hosea 9:13,14; Luke 23:29
his offspring
1 Samuel 2:5

Verse 15
Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.
Those
1 Kings 14:10,11; 16:3,4; 21:21-24
his widows
Psalms 78:64; Jeremiah 22:18

Verse 16
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
heap up
22:24; 1 Kings 10:27; Habakkuk 2:6; Zechariah 9:3
prepare raiment
D'Herbelot tells us, that Bokhten, an illustrious poet of Cufah, in the 9th century, had so many presents made him, that at his death he was found possessed of 100 suits of clothes, 200 shirts, and 500 turbans.
Matthew 6:19; James 5:2

Verse 17
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
but the just
Proverbs 13:22; 28:8; Ecclesiastes 2:26

Verse 18
He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.
as a moth
8:14,15; Isaiah 51:8
as a booth
Isaiah 1:8; 38:12; Lamentations 2:6

Verse 19
The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
shall lie
14:13-15; 21:23-26,30; 30:23
gathered
Genesis 49:10; Jeremiah 8:2; Matthew 3:12; 23:37
he openeth
20:7-9; Psalms 58:9; 73:19,20
he is not
8:22; 14:10,12; 24:24; *marg:

Verse 20
Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
Terrors
15:21; 18:11; 22:16; Psalms 18:4; 42:7; 69:14,15; Jonah 2:3
a tempest
20:23; 21:18; Exodus 12:29; 2 Kings 19:35; Daniel 5:30

Verse 21
The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
east wind
Jeremiah 18:17; Hosea 13:15
a storm
Exodus 9:23-25; Psalms 11:6; 58:9; 83:15; Nahum 1:3-8; Matthew 7:27

Verse 22
For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
For God
Exodus 9:14; Deuteronomy 32:23; Joshua 10:11
not spare
Deuteronomy 29:20; Ezekiel 9:5,6; Romans 8:32; 2 Peter 2:4,5
he would fain flee
Heb. in fleeing he would flee.
20:24; Exodus 14:25-28; Judges 4:17-21; Isaiah 10:3; Amos 2:14; 9:1-3

Verse 23
Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
clap
Esther 9:22-25; Proverbs 11:10; Lamentations 2:15; Revelation 18:20
hiss him
1 Kings 9:8; Jeremiah 19:8; Micah 6:16; Zephaniah 2:15

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 27:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-27.html.

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