J O B
Job here comes to make application of what he had
said in the foregoing chapter; and now we have him not in so good a
temper as he was in then: for, I. He is very bold with his friends,
comparing himself with them, notwithstanding the mortifications he
was under, ver. 1, 2.
Condemning them for their falsehood, their forwardness to judge,
their partiality and deceitfulness under colour of pleading God's
cause (ver. 4-8), and
threatening them with the judgments of God for their so doing
(ver. 9-12), desiring
them to be silent (ver. 5, 13,
17), and turning from them to God, ver. 3. II. He is very bold with his God. 1.
In some expressions his faith is very bold, yet that is not more
bold than welcome, ver. 15, 16,
18. But, 2. In other expressions his passion is rather
too bold in expostulations with God concerning the deplorable
condition he was in (ver. 14,
19, &c.), complaining of the confusion he was in
(ver. 20-22), and the
loss he was at to find out the sin that provoked God thus to
afflict him, and in short of the rigour of God's proceedings
against him, ver.