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Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

Job 2:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD and said, From going to and fro in the earth and from walking up and down in it.

Or, as we would say today 'from checking things out here and there on the Earth'. 

Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and eschews evil? and still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved me against him, to destroy.(original for word 'destroy' is 'swallow', 'engulf', 'devour' {1Peter 5:8}, 'drown' and 'destroy').him without cause.(Revelation 12:10).

Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man has will he give for his life.

Job 2:5 But put forth thine hand now and touch his bone and his flesh and he will curse thee to your face.

Job 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand, but save his life.

Job 2:7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. 

Job 2:8,9 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal and he sat down among the ashes. Then said his wife unto him, Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die.

Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speak as one of the foolish women speak. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips..(but dear old Job certainly must have wondered in his heart why all this was happening to him; haven't we often thought the same thing)

Job 2:11-13 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him. And when they lifted up their eyes afar off and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept and they rent every one his mantle and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights and none spake a word unto him, for they saw that his grief was very great.

Job 3:1 After this opened Job his mouth and cursed his day.

Job 3:2-13 And Job spake and said, Let the day perish wherein I was born and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day: Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes. Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck? For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept, then had I been at rest.

Job 3:14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves.

Job 3:23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Job 4:18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants and his angels he charged with folly.

Job 4:18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants.(speaking of angels; see next verse).and his angels he charged.(original for word 'charged' is also translated 'laid, made, set, put, preserved, rewarded, etc.').with folly..(one of Job's friends thinks Job has a superiority attitude and that this is causing all the woes Job was currently suffering. He tries, in error as later seen, to help him by showing Job that God trusts less those on the Earth {mankind} than His own angels, the implication being 'Job, why do you then try so hard to be perfect, to maintain your integrity?)

Job 4:19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

Job 5:1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?

Job 5:2 For wrath kills the foolish man and envy slays the silly one.

Job 5:2 For wrath kills the foolish man.(the wicked man, who is quite destitute of wisdom causing him to not see that his anger is putting him on the pathway to death).and envy slays the silly one.

Job 5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

JPS translation:."I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I beheld his habitation cursed"; although at first it looked like things were going well for him, I came to see the path he was on was soon going to turn on him; I came to realize his end; comprised with Commentaries:.I have seen wicked men for a time in prosperity becoming established on Earth, yet circumstances suddenly occurred which gave occasion for me to see his once prosperous lifestyle to be as if cursed:.Ecclesiastes 2:16; 6:8.

Job 5:4 His children are far from safety and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Job 5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up and taketh it even out of the thorns and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

Job 5:6 Although affliction comes not forth of the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

Job 5:7 Yet man is born unto trouble.(original 'labor'), as the sparks.(original 'sons') fly upward.(grow up).

Verses 5 and 6 are about man finding out as he grows into being an adult where the difficulties in living come from and that's from low consciousness living; eventually he will realize that the solution is higher consciousness

Job 5:8 I would seek unto God and unto God would I commit my cause.

Job 5:9 Which does great things and unsearchable.(Isaiah 40:28); marvellous things without number.

Job 5:10 Who gives rain upon the earth and sends waters upon the fields.

Job 5:11 To set up on high those that be low, that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

Job 5:12 He disappoints the devices of the crafty.(those wise in the ways of selfishness), so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. 

Job 5:13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness. And the counsel of the froward.(unethical, twisted, deceitful).is carried headlong.

Job 5:14 They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope in the noonday as in the night.

Job 5:15 But he saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth and from the hand of the mighty.

Job 5:16 When the poor has hope.(trusts in God), iniquity against him stops.(Psalms 107:42).

Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects, therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty.

Job 5:18 For he makes sore and binds up. He wounds and his hands make whole.(Isaiah 57:17-21).

Job 5:19 He shall deliver you in six troubles; yea, even in seven there shall no evil touch you.

Job 5:20 In famine he shall redeem you from death. And in war from the power of the sword.

Job 5:21 You shall be hid from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Job 5:22 At destruction and famine you shall laugh. Neither shall you be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

Job 5:23,24 For you shall be in league with the stones of the field and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you. And you shall know that your tabernacle.(dwelling place).shall be in peace and you shall visit your habitation and shall not sin.

Job 5:25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

Job 5:26,27 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn comes in in his season. Lo this we have searched it, so it is; hear it and know thou it for thy good.

Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinks up my spirit. The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

Job 6:9 Even that it would please God to destroy me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!

Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

Job's friends trying to help him see why the Creator did what He did in his life

Job 6:25,26 How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove? Do ye imagine to reprove words and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?

We often jump too quickly in with words that we think are important at the time, but one in desperation really just needs someone to listen to him or her.

Job 6:27 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless and ye dig a pit for your friend.

Job 7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

Job 7:2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow and as an hireling looks for the reward of his work.

Job 7:3-16 So am I made to possess months of vanity and wearisome nights are appointed to me. When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise and the night be gone? And I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day. My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust. My skin is broken and become loathsome. My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle and are spent without hope. O remember that my life is wind and mine eye shall no more see good. The eye of him that has seen me shall see me no more. Thine eyes are upon me and I am not.(your concern may be toward me but I have no heart anymore to respond). As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he that goes down to the grave shall come up no more. He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more. Therefore I will not refrain my mouth. I will speak in the anguish of my spirit. I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. Am I a sea or a whale.(how do you view me God, as the sea which is always the same or as a whale, constrained all his life to plies the waters?), that you set a watch over me? When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint, then you scare me with dreams and terrify me through visions, so that my soul chooses strangling and death rather than my life.(I feel things are just against me). I loathe living. Let me alone, for my days are vanity.(my days are short so don't bother trying to make things better for me, as I'm not any longer in the mood for that, I'll just carry on till I'm gone).

Job 7:17 What is man, that you should magnify him? And that you should set your heart upon him?

Job 7:18 And that you should visit him every morning and try him every moment?

Job 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

Job 7:21 And why do you not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Job 8:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite and said,

Job 8:2 How long wilt you speak these things? And how long shall.(word 'shall' not in original, but implied).the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?

Job 8:3 Does God pervert judgment? Or does the Almighty pervert justice?

Job 8:4 If your children have sinned against him, he has cast them away for their transgression.

Job 8:5 If you would seek unto God betimes and make your supplication to the Almighty.

Job 8:6 If you were pure and upright, surely now he would awake for you and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.

Job 8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet thy latter end should.(word 'should' not in original).greatly increase.(words 'greatly increase' are 'exceedingly grows' in original).

Job 8:9 For we are but of yesterday.(2Timothy 1:9).and know nothing.(we have only enough time to know so little, but today the Internet helps greatly), because our days upon earth are a shadow.

Job 8:20 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man.(who's perfect?), neither will he help the evil doers.

Job 8:21 Till he fill your mouth with laughing and your lips with rejoicing.

Job 8:22 They that hate you shall be clothed with shame and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.

Comprised with.Barnes Notes:.The whole passage means 'if one's attention returns to God at anytime, God will even yet fill a person with joy as his life gets straightened out, while those who hate God (Jeremiah 44:16,17) shall be clothed with shame. God will show such a person favor, but the dwelling of the wicked shall come to naught.' We all dwell within ourselves, in what it is that is us deep inside. We are beyond fleeting feelings at our essence and really are our deep emotions. The object of the passage is to further awaken Job about the deeper reality. God is always there, but though Job believed in God, he felt God was just not concerned with him:.Job 9:11. Job already was a solid believer in God and was known for his many good works to others, but the Master Potter, God, saw Job could be even better and so began refining Job to make his character even better.(Isaiah 48:10; Zechariah 13:9; 1Peter 4:12; Revelation 3:18) and with the assurance that things would turn around in life for him, which they did.

Job 9:1,2 Then Job answered and said, I know it is so of a truth. But how should man be just with God?

Job 9:3-7 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand. He is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against him and has prospered? Which removes the mountains and they know not, which overturns them in his anger. Which shakes the earth out of her place and the pillars thereof tremble. Which commands the sun and it rises not and seals up the stars.

Job 9:8 Which alone spreads out the heavens and treads upon the waves of the sea.

Job 9:9 Which makes Arcturus, Orion and Pleiades and the chambers of the south.

Job 9:10 Which does great things past finding out; yea and wonders without number. 

Job 9:11.Lo, he goes by me and I see him not. He passes on also but I perceive him not.

Job 9:12 Behold, he takes away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

Job 9:17 For he breaks me with a tempest and multiplies my wounds without cause.

Job 9:18 He will not suffer.(allow).me to take my breath, but fills me with bitterness..(Job felt the Creator was so hard on him that he couldn't even take a breath)

Job 9:21 Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul.(Job just felt that no matter what he was like God couldn't care or notice:.Psalms 3:2); because of that I would despise my life.

Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where and who is he?

Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked.(1John 5:19). He covers the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where and who is he?.(closer to the original."The Earth is given into the hands of wicked controllers who have hoodwinked those in positions to make decisions so those decisions would be in the favor of controllers."
   From.Adam Clarke's Commentary:."Is it not most evident that the worst men possess most of this world's goods and that the righteous are scarcely ever in power or affluence? This was the case in Job's time; it is the case still. Therefore prosperity and adversity in this life are no marks either of God's approbation or disapprobation.".Barnes New Testament Notes:."The Earth is given into the hand of the wicked: This is evidently designed as an illustration of the sentiment that Job was maintaining that there was not a distribution of rewards and punishments in this life according to character. In illustration of this, he says that the wicked are raised to places of trust and power. They exercise a wide dominion over the Earth and the world is under their control. Of the truth of this there can be no doubt. Rulers have been, in general, eminent for wickedness and the affairs of nations have thus far been almost always under the control of those who are strangers to the true Creator. At the present time there is scarcely a pious man on any throne in the world and the rulers of even Christian nations are in general eminent for anything rather than for personal religion.
  "He covers the faces of the judges thereof": There has been considerable variety in the exposition of this expression. Some suppose that it refers to the wicked, meaning that they cover the faces of the judges under them so that they connive at and tolerate crime. Others, that it means that God blinds the eyes of wicked rulers, so that they connive at crime and are partial and unjust in their decisions. Others, that it means that God covers the faces of the judges of the Earth with shame and confusion, that though he admits them to prosperity and honor for a time, yet that he overwhelms them at length with calamities and sorrows. Dr. Good supposes it to mean that the Earth is given over into the hands of injustice and that this hoodwinks the faces of the judges. The phrase properly means, to hoodwink, to blind, to conceal the face. It seems to me that the true sense is not expressed by either of the views above. The parallelism.requires.us to understand it as meaning.that while the wicked had dominion over the Earth, the righteous were in obscurity or were not advanced to honor and power. The word 'judges' therefore, I think, is to be understood of the righteous judges, of those who are qualified to administer justice. Their face is covered. They are kept in concealment. The wicked have the sway and they are doomed to shame, obscurity and dishonor.(and this happened to this corrupt judge). This interpretation.accords with the tenor of the argument and may be sustained by the Hebrew, though I have not found it in any of the commentaries which I have consulted ...")

Job 10:8 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet you do destroy me..(Job felt at this point in his life, that even God was out to destroy him, what with all the things that were happening to him:.Job 1:13-19)

Job 10:12 You have granted me life and favour and your visitation has preserved my spirit.

Job 10:17 You renew your witnesses against me and increase your indignation upon me; changes and war are against me.

Job 10:21,22 Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself and of the shadow of death, without any order and where the light is as darkness..(Matthew 6:23)

Job 11:6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.(*).

Job 11:7 Can you by searching find out God? Can you find out the Almighty unto perfection?

Job 11:8,9 It is as high as heaven; what can you do? deeper than hell; what can you know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth and broader than the sea..(1Corinthians 13:12)
 


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