J O B
The stage is clear, for Job and his three friends
have sat down, and neither he nor they have any thing more to say;
it is therefore very seasonable for a moderator to interpose, and
Elihu is the man. In this chapter we have, I. Some account of him,
his parentage, his presence at this dispute, and his sentiments
concerning it, ver. 1-5.
II. The apology he made for his bold undertaking to speak to a
question which had been so largely and learnedly argued by his
seniors. He pleads, 1. That, though he had not the experience of an
old man, yet he had the understanding of a man, ver. 6-10. 2. That he had patiently heard
all they had to say, ver.
11-13. 3. That he had something new to offer, ver. 14-17. 4. That his mind was
full of this matter, and it would be a refreshment to him to give
it vent, ver. 18-20. 5.
That he was resolved to speak impartially, ver. 21, 22. And he did speak so well to
this matter that Job made no reply to him, and God gave him no
rebuke when he checked both Job himself and his other three