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2018 April 7

Gorge (1878)
Gustave Dore (1832-1883)
Romanticism Style
Private Collection
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: In today's chapter, Job makes several references to water in its positive and its negative effects -- sustaining and restoring life, on the one hand, and eroding and washing away, on the other. These powers are visible, explicitly or implicitly, in today's painting. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In Job 14, Job concludes his reply to Zophar.
     "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble," says Job. He compares man (including himself) to a flower that is cut down and to a passing shadow. And he asks God why he looks in judgment upon such an ephemeral man as himself. He confesses that no one (including himself) can bring a clean thing out of an unclean. So he asks God to turn from him that he may rest before he dies, since God has set the limits of his life and his time is short (1-6).
     Even a tree which has been cut down my sprout again, says Job, if it finds water; but man dies and is nowhere to be found. He is like the waters which dry up, even from the sea or from the flood. Likewise man lies down and does not rise again until the heavens are no more. He therefore begs God to hide him in the grave until his wrath has passed; and he asks that God would appoint him a set time and remember him. He does not expect to live again, so he waits for his appointed time to die. He asks God to appoint him a set time (to be judged) before he dies and to once again find him desirable in his eyes. He laments that God is numbering his steps and setting a watch over his sin, his transgression, and his iniquity and retaining it as if it were sealed up and sown into a bag (7-17).
     As mountains fall and crumble, as rocks are moved from their place, as waters wear away the stones and wash away growing things, so God destroys the hope of man. Always, God prevails against man, and he passes away. God changes man's countenance (as in the pallor of death); and God sends him away. If his sons come to honor, he does not know it; if they are brought low he also does not know of it. In contrast, his closing statement begins with the word "But," which sets up an antithetical parallelism. He has just said that in death man perceives nothing. Here he speaks of the feelings of the flesh without and of the soul within, indicating that he is speaking of someone who is alive and suffering. In his body, says Job, man has pain; and in his soul he mourns (18-22).

     [ Sermons: Joseph Pipa. Various. ]

Bile Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

[4] Job 25:4.
[6] Job 7:2; Isaiah 40:7; Isaiah 65:22.
[11] Job 14:14.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Job Detailed Outline

The Book of Job


2085 B.C., Uz

The wisdom and blessing of exercising faith during undeserved suffering

Job 14

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1. The Affliction of Job (Job 1:1 - Job 2:10)

2. The Second Affliction (Job 2:1 - Job 2:10)
(His health is destroyed)

2. The Debate About Job's Affliction (Job 2:11 - Job 37:24)

A. The 3 Debaters: Their Week of Silence(Job 2:11 - Job 2:13)
(Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, Zophar the Naamathite)

B. The Debate (Job 3:1 - Job 37:24)

1. The 3 Rounds of Accusations and Answers (Job 3:1 - Job 31:40)
[They try to accuse Job by comparing his condition to various judgments brought
on various kinds of evil men. They speak in poetical metaphors.]

a. Round 1 (Job 3:1 - Job 14:22)

1). Job Speaks His Lament (Job 3:1 - Job 3:26)
(I long for death.)

2). Eliphaz Replies (Job 4:1 - Job 5:27)
(Accept God's correction.)

3). Job Replies to Eliphaz (Job 6:1 - Job 7:27)
(I need your pity, not your accusations.)

4). Bildad Replies to Job (Job 8:1 - Job 8:22)
(Repentance will restore your fortunes.)

5). Job Replies to Bildad (Job 9:1 - Job 10:22)
(God will not listen to me in spite of my innocence.)

6). Zophar Replies to Job (Job 11:1 - Job 11:20)
(Repentance will deliver you from shame.)

7). Job Replies to Zophar (Job 12:1 - Job 14:22)
(Your arguments are worthless, you should leave me alone.)

     1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. 2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. 3 And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee? 4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. 5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass; 6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
     7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. 8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; 9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant. 10 But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he? 11 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: 12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. 13 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! 14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. 15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands. 16 For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin? 17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up [and you shall patch over] mine iniquity.
     18 And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place. 19 The waters wear the stones : thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man. 20 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth : thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away. 21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are bought low, but he perceiveth it not of them. 22 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

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