He tries to show Job's rashness (Job 23:3), by arguments borrowed from Eliphaz
(Job 15:15, with which compare Job 11:17.
2. Power and terror, that is, terror-inspiring
peace in his high places—implying that
His power is such on high as to quell all opposition, not merely there,
but on earth also. The Holy Ghost here shadowed forth Gospel truths
(Col 1:20; Eph 1:10).
3. armies—angels and stars (Isa
40:26; Jer 33:22; Ge 15:5;
"countless," Da 7:10).
his light—(Jas 1:17).
4. (Job 4:17, 18; 14:4;
5. "Look up even unto the moon" (Job 15:15). "Stars" here answer to "saints"
(angels) there; "the moon" here to "the heavens" there. Even the
"stars," the most dazzling object to man's eye, and the angels, of
which the stars are emblems (Job 4:18; Re 9:1), are imperfect in His sight. Theirs is
the light and purity but of creatures; His of the Creator.
6. (Job 4:19-21; 15:16).
worm … worm—Two distinct
Hebrew words. The first, a worm bred in putridity; alluding to
man's corruption. The second a crawling worm; implying that man
is weak and grovelling.