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2018 May 3

Image 1: Job Confessing his Presumption to God who Answers from the Whirlwind (1803-1805)
William Blake (1757-1827)
Romanticism Style
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art


Image 2: Behemoth (Detail from Behemoth and Leviathan), Butts Set (1805)
William Blake (1757-1827)
Romanticism Style
Morgan Library and Museum, New York, New York, USA
Image Source: Wikipedia

     [ Illustration: Today's illustrations are of two main features of today's chapter: Job's first confession, and Behemoth. ]


[ 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 40, the LORD continued to correct Job. In this chapter, the LORD demonstrates that Job has neither the wisdom nor the power to disannul God's judgment.
     After his words in the previous two chapters, the LORD challenged Job to continue his contention, instruction, and reproof of God if he was able. But Job admitted that he was vile and had no answer and declined to proceed further (1-5).
     However, the LORD had more to say to him. And he demanded that Job tell him how Job was going to disannul God's judgment and condemn God so that Job could be righteous (6-8).
     He first asked Job if he had the power to overcome God (9).
     Continuing in this vein, he asked Job if he could cover himself with majesty, excellency, glory, and beauty like God. God than challenged Job to use his wrath to abase everyone who was proud, bring them low, and tread down the wicked in their place -- to hide them in the dust of death. If he could do these things, said God, then God would confess that Job could save himself (10-14).
     To illustrate Job's weakness, the LORD compared him to "behemoth," (literally, "beast") which some translate as the wild ox, the elephant, the rhinoceros, the crocodile, or a mythological creature; but the hippopotamus is perhaps the best translation, based on the description which follows. Its strength is throughout its body, head to tail, and back to belly. It is chief among God's works; and only God who made it can bring a sword of destruction upon it. The mountains pay tribute to it with food. It lies in the shade of the trees and reeds. It is confident that it can drink up the river, even the Jordan river, and devour it with its eyes. And its nose can break through any snare (15-24).

     [ Sermons: Joseph Pipa 1. Joseph Pipa 2. 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.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Job 40: Job 38; Job 39; Job 41; Job 42. ]
[2] Job 9:3; Job 33:13; Isaiah 45:9-11; 1 Corinthians 2:16.
[4] Job 42:6; Job 16:21.
[5] Job 34:31-32.
[8] Romans 3:4; Isaiah 14:27.
[9] Job 9:4.
[11] Obadiah 1:3-4.
[12] Psalm 60:12.
[24] Job 41:1-2.
     -- From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge ]

          [ 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 40

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

3. The Blessed Outcome of Job's Affliction (Job 38:1 - Job 42:17)

A. He Becomes Humbled (Job 38:1 - Job 42:6)

1. The First Step (Job 38:1 - Job 40:5)

a. The LORD's First Reply (Job 38:1 - Job 40:2)
(Your words are without knowledge. You do not know even the things of Earth, and you cannot control even the things of Earth.)

b. Job's Answer (Job 40:3 - Job 40:5)
(I am unworthy.)

     1 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
     2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
     3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
     4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. 5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

2. The Second Step (Job 40:6 - Job 42:6)

a. The LORD's Second Reply (Job 40:6 - 41:34)
(Can you discredit my justice? Are you as powerful as me or even as powerful as my creatures?)

     6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? 9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
     10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. 11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him. 12 look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. 13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret. 14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
     15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. 16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. 17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. 18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. 19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. 20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. 21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. 22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. 23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. 24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

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