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Historical Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point 14 [Lo/Behold/Indeed], these are [parts/the fringes/the outer fringes] of his ways: Verses 1-4 Job derided Bildad's answer; his words were a mixture of peevishness and self-preference. 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. Job 26:14. But also, God uses clouds to hold back the face of his throne. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point (Job 38:17; Ps 139:8; Pr 5:11). Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Luke-Acts GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point He’s not one to whom Bildad should feel obliged to utter simplistic and unhelpful sayings. Luke-Acts Job 26:12 "He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud." -------------------- They tremble. 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. How you have assisted the arm that has no strength! And in that speech, Bildad basically pointed to God’s power and to the inability of a person like Job to be viewed as righteous by God. 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? The Gospels 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. But there’s another issue. And this is a contrast to the first line. Johannine Writings 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. 3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? And now Job’s mind shifts to consider the ocean – and in particular, the way that light and darkness meet there. The Gospels and [destruction/Abaddon/the place of destruction] [hath no covering/lies uncovered]. And in this chapter, Job is responding to the last short speech by his friend Bildad. If we look about us, to the earth and waters here below, we see his almighty power. ADAM CLARKE'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - JOB 26 Job 25 - Job 27 >> - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR … 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. He’s receiving bad from God for absolutely no cause that he’s aware of. Pauline Epistles Job 26:6 King James Version ... KJV, Thinline Bible, Standard Print, Imitation Leather, Black, Red Letter Edition. Job Replies: God’s Majesty Is Unsearchable. He takes the blanket that is the northern skies poetically – and he stretches it out alright – but he doesn’t need anything to lay it on. -------------------- God clears the skies with his breath. And he’s going to make that abundantly clear a few verses into this chapter. 13:2), "What you know, the same do I know also.’’ I. 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. Now, we need to realize that two words in that line seem to have another possible meaning. Now, that word “proud” is the Hebrew word Rachab. Prophets 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, written by 29 eminent scholars, is one of the most-recognized standards of expository commentaries So, Job says that God sets boundaries on something – and that this boundary is visible on the waters – the vast oceans of this world. destruction—the abode of destruction, that is, of lost souls. And he does this with his power. 6 [Hell/Sheol/The underworld] is naked before [him/God], and whose spirit came from thee? 14 Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, And how small a whisper we hear of Him! So, those things that are so fearful to mortal men – those things actually fear God. “Smiteth through the proud” (compare 7:12; 9:13; 26:13). 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. But he has yet to show an ability to see and praise God’s wisdom in his own circumstance. That’s their boundary. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. OK, but what is the “it” that God is spreading his cloud upon? his hand hath [formed/pierced] the [crooked/fleeing] serpent. 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. So, picture the globe in your mind. Well, this is exactly the situation that the biblical character Job finds himself in – in Job chapter 26. When she lifts herself on high, She scorns the horse and its rider.” a. -------------------- Major Prophets And that’s what Job is talking about. CHAPTER 26. And so, Job was just considering those below and under. 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) and by his [understanding/wisdom] he [smiteth through/shattered/cut to pieces] [the proud/Rahab/the great sea monster]. It wore me out. Log In/Sign Up. Job 26. 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. How did this come to be? But then that second line. But even if he is – he’s telling these friends of his that God can kill this kind of monster if it even existed. 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] [?/!] Would you have thought of that? They’re basically floating water vapor. And he’s admitting that neither he nor these friends of his really even get more than a glimpse of all of God’s ways. But I’ll tell you that this isn’t the case for the living only – no – even the dead tremble before God. God’s wisdom is not just bent on calming things and it’s not focused solely on destroying things. 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. New King James Version. And the fact that Job speaks of this as if it were a historical event makes some believe that here again he’s speaking of some pagan myth. The reference to those beneath the waters is probably to dead people for two reasons. It’s literally laying on nothing – absolutely nothing. Bible Gateway Plus. New Revised Standard Version Update. Job’s not at all disagreeing with Bildad on that point. But, I think we’d have to recognize that God doesn’t believe in or subscribe to mythology. But here’s what I’m getting at. The listener will try to process it like normal communication and it makes no sense – because it’s just the opposite of what the communicator really thinks. And since so much of this world is water, often this boundary line is found right there – on the waters. John Trapp Complete Commentary. and the cloud [is not rent/does not burst] [under/with the weight of] them. No, this Rachab is apparently a mythological sea monster – in addition to being the word to label people as “proud.”. God did! Poetical Books 3 How you have counseled one who has no wisdom, and given much good advice! -------------------- This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. And that’s how Job ends his initial volley of responses to Bildad’s short and unhelpful speech. If the Sun is on the left side of the globe, then the right side will be dark. General Epistles Study This × Bible Gateway Plus. So let’s turn our attention to Job 26. no covering—from God's eyes. 13 By his [spirit/breath] he hath [garnished/cleared/made fair] the [heavens/skies]; Our Price: $9.99 Save: $10.00 (50%) Buy Now. 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], So, whether God is destroying the proud or a make-believe sea monster, the message is the same. Bildad’s whole point in chapter 25 seemed to be that no one can possibly be righteous in God’s estimation. He’s the arm that has no strength. THIRD SERIES. Pentateuch Bildad ought to have laid before Job the consolations, rather than the terrors of the Almighty. The Gospels -------------------- 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. Job 26 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. The word behind “holdeth back” is also used by the KJV to mean “enclose.” So, God encloses something with his clouds. 4 With whose help have you uttered words, and whose spirit has come forth from you? And taken at face value, Job is being very complimentary to Bildad. He has another purpose for them, according to verse 9. [under/those beneath] the waters, and [the inhabitants thereof/all that live in them]. We might not understand his ways, but we must trust his wisdom. The Old Testament The KJV makes sense when it communicates that God smites through the proud. Minor Prophets 4 To whom have you uttered words? Think bigger – not the sky – but the earth God just hangs or suspends out in space. Pentateuch and are [astonished/amazed] at his [reproof/rebuke]. The friends had tried to catch Job in some particular sin. The friends keep trying to correct Job on his understanding of how God works in this world. 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 ). I learned this lesson when I worked for Pepsi over a summer while I was in college at UW-Whitewater. And whose spirit came from you? And when Bildad figured out that Job was not literally truthful in his statements, he would have been very insulted. So, Job pictures God’s awesome power in that he – as it were – takes the northern sky and just stretches it like a blanket. But then we’re told that God formed the crooked serpent. So, God caused pain and grief and wounds to this serpent. Prophets And finally, Job ends this chapter with an admission that though he’s spoken of several areas of God’s ways that display his awesome wisdom – Job knows that he hasn’t even scratched the surface! Job is getting to this point where he will trust God’s wisdom. God’s power doesn’t simply cause panic and dread. But that’s where God is so superior and awesome. I think that’s it. Poetical Books He’s thought through his situation and his theology. but [the thunder of his power/his mighty thunder] who can understand? Job would believe that Bildad proved himself to have no wisdom. This crooked serpent is perhaps a sea monster. And then Job moves on from considering the sea to once again considering the sky. And so we’ll see Job next time continue speaking – and he’ll start with defending his righteousness and integrity. It can also have a calming effect. As for Job – we know he’s righteous. 1 But Job answered and said: 2 “How have you helped him who is without power? He’s getting there. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. So, Job is poetically portraying what it seems like the mountains do – hold up the heavens. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. KJV, Thinline Bible, Compact, Imitation Leather, Burgundy . Your email address will not be published. Prophets But usually when you hang something – a picture or clothing – you have something to hang them on. Job is starting to adopt this posture – but he’s not there yet. 4 To whom hast thou uttered words? God in his awesome wisdom made it so that this kind of thing happens on the face of this world. And it’s not just the sky that God so easily manipulates in amazing ways. Poetical Books So, once again, the first line of this verse is fairly straightforward and the second line leaves us scratching our heads. Darkness. And, we also need to note that Job’s not asking questions here – like how did you do that? Thank you for registering. But he’s not there yet. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. And that should remind us of the message of this book – when we can’t understand God’s ways, we must trust his wisdom. Font Size. Study the bible online using commentary on Job 26 and more! Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Job: Man’s Frailty and God’s Majesty. So, God fills clouds with rain in his wisdom and in his wisdom, he doesn’t let the weight of the rain burst the clouds. But if you’re going to spread a blanket out you need to have something to lay it on. And so, for the rest of this chapter, Job starts to speak wisdom as he knows it. He hath garnished the heavens — Adorned or beautified them with those glorious lights, the sun, moon, and stars. The troubles all came upon Job at once; while one messenger of evil tidings was speaking, another followed. It was fantastic counsel to him. The Old Testament 5-14. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy -------------------- Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. General Epistles How do I know that? Pentateuch And I wonder if Job is responding here to Bildad’s first statement from the last chapter. Because – despite all appearance from here on earth – clouds are not at all solid. Bildad in chapter 25 said that “fear” belongs to God – it’s owed him – he deserves people and creatures and all things to quake and tremble before him. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, 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 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. Because no one’s ultimately innocent. “Rahab” seems to be widely used to describe various things that wreak havoc. He’s pretending to marvel – like what an excellent wonderful job you just did there! 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. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a And how have you declared sound advice to many? That’s where both day and night come to an end. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. John Trapp Complete Commentary. The New Testament Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. The Old Testament And God doesn’t use clouds only to hold rain. Who decided that it should be this way? GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. So, dead things or dead people and all creatures who are in the waters tremble before God. 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. Or at least his mind is. -------------------- 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). Now, when the KJV says “divideth” in verse 12 – we also need to recognize that that word is used elsewhere in the KJV as “rest” (5x) and “ease” (1x). the Blue Letter Bible. We have provided this method as a convenience to our users. He’s made that clear throughout this book as he’s been trying to defend himself against the accusation of his friends that he’s secretly wicked. 26 Then Job answered: 2 “How you have helped one who has no power! and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is? And imagine that the Sun is shining on this globe. [thereby shrouding it...]. So, Job doesn’t need rehashed speeches from Bildad. And so now, Job wants to show them that he’s not ignorant of at least some of the ways that God works in this creation. Now, I’m taking the “pillars of heaven” to be speaking of mountains – as if the mountains are so tall that they appear to hold the heavens – the sky – up [H. H. Rowley (Job [NCBC], 173)]. God said so in the first two chapters of this book. 4 To whom hast thou uttered words? So, God gives rest and ease to the sea. So, Job is the one without power. 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And from there, it seems that Job goes on to discuss the effect that earthquakes have on mountains. Job didn’t think that the heavens were held up by mountains. 7 [He/God] [stretcheth/spreads] out the [north/northern skies] over [the empty place/empty space], And I wonder if you’ve ever noticed how heavy liquid really is. And that has nothing to do with the biblical character who lived in Jericho – just in case you were wondering. Poetical Books Historical Books And vice versa. 5 [Dead things/The departed spirits/The dead] [are formed from/tremble] 28. Pentateuch And there’s consensus nowadays that this word means “clearness.”. He’s praising and extolling God’s understanding that causes him to act in certain ways. Major Prophets Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Pauline Epistles will open other resources that you might not otherwise be aware of, and even more importantly, is started from reading Job sees and praises God’s wisdom all around him in nature. 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. But instead of helping and saving Job, Bildad’s speech did nothing of the sort. He also calms and stills with his wisdom. So, those things that are so fearful to mortal men – those things actually fear God. 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. There’s a boundary on that globe for light. 3 [How hast thou counselled/What counsel you have given to/How you have advised] him that hath no wisdom [?/!] Hebrew, Abaddon (Re 9:11). I was amazed at how much strength it took to lift those 2-liter bottles of soda! And as an example, he ends the chapter with a mention of thunder – like how does that even work?! Chapter 26. how savest thou the arm that hath no strength? Johannine Writings His real feelings concerning Bildad’s speech are just the opposite. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. Major Prophets Luke-Acts 26 But Job answered and said, 2 How hast thou helped him that is without power? Chapter 26. and [hangeth/He suspends] the earth upon nothing. Historical Books And Job starts to speak of God’s awesome ways in verse 5 by noting how even the dead tremble before God. 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 how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is/what helpful insight you have abundantly provided] [?/!]. 26. 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. 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 It’s enough to flood mighty rivers! He gave wonderfully abundant and helpful insight…. So, God is so awesomely powerful that he can bring about a natural disaster which makes one of the mightiest features of this earth – a mountain – to tremble. Johannine Writings Job reproves Bildad. 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. General Epistles Passwords should have at least 6 characters. And of course, Job truly means none of this. Job has done nothing to prompt God to bring this supposed punishment on him – except for being what Bildad says is impossible for man to be – righteous before God. -------------------- Retail: $17.99. and whose spirit [came from/was expressed through/has come forth from the mouth of] thee? 9 He [holdeth back/obscures/conceals] the face of [his throne/the full moon], in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Matthew Poole's Commentary. The wings of the os… Join our millions of annual website users who choose to dig deeper into God’s Word with Blue Letter Bible! Minor Prophets For she leaves her eggs on the ground, And warms them in the dust; She forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may break them. [until the day and night come to an end/at (or as) the bounday of (or between) light and darkness]. 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. Yes, God calms the sea with his power. Our Price: $10.99 Save: $7.00 (39%) Buy Now. Wisdom Literature In fact, there’s some thought that this might be referring to Leviathan (W. F. Albright, Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan; idem, BASOR 53 [1941]: 39.). But these mighty structures – which seem to be utterly immovable – have a certain reaction. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Commentary on Job 26. But Job is saying here that if he was one of those who lacked wisdom, Bildad’s speech was so incredibly helpful! But at the same time, God uses his understanding to strike the proud. 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. Store; Bibles; Deals; More; Take a Tour. How have you saved the arm that has no strength? But at the same time, God can do violent actions – like wound this serpent – whatever it is. 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Under what circumstances? 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. But that’s the force of sarcasm. His plentiful declarations were plentiful – but not helpful at all to Job. 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.”. Job 26:1-14. God spreads clouds over the moon so that we can’t see it. And he implies that there are times in which humans just can’t understand God’s ways. Bad Advertisement? Job 26. -------------------- And second, Job continues in verse 6 to speak of the place of the dead – Sheol. Now, Job does not consider himself to be without wisdom. 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. 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