J O B
In this chapter, I. Job reflects upon the harsh
censures which his friends had passed upon him, and looking upon
himself as a dying man (ver.
1), he appeals to God, and begs of him speedily to
appear for him, and right him, because they had wronged him, and he
knew not how to right himself, ver.
2-7. But he hopes that, though it should be a surprise,
it will be no stumbling-block, to good people, to see him thus
abused, ver. 8, 9. II. He
reflects upon the vain hopes they had fed him with, that he should
yet see good days, showing that his days were just at an end, and
with his body all his hopes would be buried in the dust, ver. 10-16. His friends becoming
strange to him, which greatly grieved him, he makes death and the
grave familiar to him, which yielded him some comfort.