Job had not said … b, to have pleasure in any one, with the acc. I will answer you." Misled by the change of the perf. One of the ways God does that is to speak in dreams. Once again, one of the major problems we have is the silence of God -- unanswered prayer, as we see it. And though the skin worms destroy (my body), yet in my flesh shall I see God face to face." The Spirit of God hath made me As a man; so every man is made by God, and not by himself; Father, Son, and Spirit, are his Makers or Creators, as we read of them in the plural number, ( Psalms 149:2) ( Ecclesiastes 12:1) ; and this is a proof of the deity of the Spirit, who was not only concerned in the creation of all things, garnishing the heavens, and moving upon the face of the waters on the earth; … The first teacher protested to the principal, "I've had 25 years' experience and why was I passed over in favor of this younger one?" "I had sinned and perverted what was straight. He is! 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds. 32 If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, for I want you to be cleared. Your very sufferings are speaking to you; but not so much, as the friends were arguing, to punish you for something you did that you're trying to hide, because that isn't true. Job 33:14-18 For God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it. Chapters 33 through 35:3 consist entirely of Elihu's speech to Job. Elihu says "I must speak, that I may find relief." Job 33:14. Job 33. He recounts to men his salvation, and he sings before men, and says, 'I sinned, and perverted what was right, and it was not requited to me. the confession of the penitent, Psalm 106:6), ולא שׁוה לי, et non aequale factum s. non aequatum est mihi. He acts with perfect justice, wisdom, and goodness, where we cannot perceive it. He knew who his Redeemer was, he knew that He was a living Savior, and he knew that someday He would physically stand on the earth (Job 19:25). (Job 32:1-5 RSV). (q) He will feel God's favour and rejoice; declaring by this in which stands the true joy of the faithful, and that God will restore him to health, which is a token of his blessing. Job 33 niv - “But now, Job, listen to my words; - Bible Gateway. Remember Paul argues this in Romans 5. All jobs at UT are classified and compensated based on job families—groups of jobs that have similar types of duties but varying levels of complexity and responsibility. "Because in our sufferings we're being taught by God that he is working out purposes that we do not understand but are for our good. 9 'I am pure and without sin; I am clean and free from guilt. Website © 2021 by Ray Stedman Ministries. Behold, no fear of me need terrify you; my pressure will not be heavy upon you." Answer me, if you can; set your words in order before me; take your stand. Now, you say, "Surely you're not going to tell us we have to start analyzing all our dreams.". 13 Why dost thou strive against him? in Job 33:25, Jer. (Job 32:6-10 RSV). The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. A new voice is heard, a new name appears without much introduction, but the program notes of this cosmic drama let us in on some further information in the opening verses of the chapter: So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. They had argued that suffering is basically punishment for sin and prosperity is reward for righteousness (4:7–8). A man said to me the other day, "I lived for a long time thinking that business was the most important thing in life, but then I had a heart attack and, believe me, God got my attention." Job had represented God as severe in marking what he did amiss. (Job 33:26-28 RSV). It contains a strong spiritual message that you must also nurture your creative gifts. When combined in numerology, 33 reveals the energy of the number 6 (3 + 3 = 6) so the meaning inherent in the 33 also refers to this very nurturing and maternal number. But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand. He has not directed his words against me, and I will not answer him with your speeches." 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride, to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword. My words declare the uprightness of my heart, and what my lips know they speak sincerely." 22 His soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the messengers of death. How patient God is! 13 Do not say, 'We have found wisdom; let God refute him, not man.'. 2 But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God. Remember, in Chapter 9 he cried out, "There is no umpire between us that may lay his hand upon us both, man and God." Things that we do not like we put away, we shove down into the subconscious, and so they appear in our dreams. We begin to think of certain things as far more important than we had ever thought before. So, with that courteous word of explanation, he begins to speak. pinguefacere (which may with Frst be regarded as springing from טפשׁ, to be fleshy, like כּרבּל, כּרסם), רטפשׁ might have sprung by transposition. With על (comp. So Elihu is right here. All rights reserved. The Chateph instead of the simple Sehev is only in order to give greater importance to the passive u. Now I think this is a reference to the slow and certain light that has been growing in Job's heart all through this time of suffering. 14 For God does speak—now one way, now another— though man may not perceive it. NIV: New International Version . Then Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became angry. It is a pre-planned approach with an objective to test the employee skills and competencies in order to place him or her at the right place. Verses 1-7 Job had desired a judge to decide his appeal. 26 If he prayeth to Eloah, He showeth him favour. Now here Elihu reminds him of that ministry of the mediator and tells him that if he allows that mediator's work to guide him through this time, he shall be restored, his flesh will come fresh with youth, and he will return to the days of his youthful vigor. Job 33:4 Context. His soul draws near the Pit, and his life to those who bring death." The מן or מנּער is chiefly regarded as comparative: more than youth, i.e., leaving this behind, or exceeding it, Ew. What I may say to help has come from what God has taught me. In Job 33:27 the favoured one is again the subj. 5 But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused. 25 then his flesh is renewed like a child's; it is restored as in the days of his youth. Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on contract where work is paid for, where one party, which may be a corporation, for profit, not-for-profit organization, co-operative or other entity is the employer and the other is the employee. (Job 33:8-11 RSV). 3 My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know. And the silence of Job at this point seems to indicate that at last he is ready to listen. Cancel. (Job 33:1-3 RSV). But psychologists tell us, as one voice, that dreams are a way by which reality suppressed comes into our consciousness, whether we like it or not. Moreover, the interpretation: He causes his (the favoured one's) countenance to behold joy (Umbr., Ew. Do you need to develop new skills or find the time for a new expressive outlet? "I am clean without transgression, I [am] innocent; neither [is there] iniquity in me." When Elihu finishes, God himself begins to speak, as we shall see. Job 33:4. It is man's twofold origin which Elihu, Job 33:4, Job 33:6, gives utterance to in harmony with Genesis 2:7: the mode of man's origin, which is exalted above that of all other earthly beings that have life; for the life of the animal is only the individualizing of the breath of the Divine Spirit already existing in matter. (Job 33:15-18 RSV), Notice how clearly he states that God's objective with man is always to stop him from destroying himself. Let me point out certain things about this young man as we are introduced to him: First, when you come to the end of the book and you read the rebuke that God gives to the three friends of Job, you will note that Elihu is not included. טרפשׁא דליבא (Chullin, 49b) signifies, according to the customary rendering, the pericardium, and טרפשׁא דכבדא (ib. Now Elihu's answer is in one short word, Verse 12: "Behold, in this you are not right. This is the part he plays in the book. This is what often happens with our theology. For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it." 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. (Some of them come from eating pizza too late at night, indigestion, or other causes!) after Buxtorf connects it.). His message occupies the next five chapters, and he is allowed to give one of the major discourses of this book. Job 36:24), it becomes natural that we should understand Job 33:26 according to such passages in the Psalms as Psalm 90:2; Psalm 67:2; Psalm 17:15. By the reference to psalmody which follows in Job 33:27 (comp. That is what we must always remember about God: He is beyond us. You just had to say something because you see it is going astray, or it is illogical, and you can hardly restrain yourself from speaking. Elihu entreats Job's attention. And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, he became angry. eum gratum vel acceptum habere), and he (whose state of favour is now established anew) sees God's countenance (which has been hitherto veiled from him, Job 34:29) with rejoicing (as Psalm 33:3 and freq. Behold, my heart is like wine that has no vent; like new wineskins, it is ready to burst." The speeches of Elihu (who is not mentioned in the prologue) contradict the fundamental opinions expressed by the 'friendly accusers' in the central body of the text, that it is impossible that the righteous should suffer, all pain being a … sense, fall to the ground). 4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. This is in line with what we have seen previously in Job, that knowledge is something you gain by the years as they go by, but understanding and wisdom is something only God can give, and he can give it to the young as well as the old. (Job 33:31-33 RSV) And the silence of Job at this point seems to indicate that at last he is ready to listen. 28 "He hath delivered my soul from going down into the pit. It opens with an invitation to dialogue: "But now, hear my speech, O Job, and listen to all my words. (Job 33:12a RSV), "God is greater than man." 160-166), there is no reason for regarding it as a mixed form derived from two different verbs: it is formed just like פּרשׁז (from פּרשׁ, by Arabizing equals פּרשׂ) with a sibilant termination from רטף equals רטב, and therefore signifies to be (to have been made) over moist or juicy. 33. The patience of Job—why is Job famous for being patient? Elihu says, "It is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand." I had sinned - he says, as he looks back ashamed and thankful - and perverted what was straight (comp. 13 Why do you complain to him that he answers none of man's words. Now I believe that Elihu therefore comes into the book as the answer to Job's cry for an explanation. (Job 33:13-14 RSV). This can deliver the following key benefits: And he will sometimes bring us back to them again and again -- till we understand. he shall return to the days of his youth. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. In a remarkable manner one and the same idea is attained by all these ways: whether we regard וטפשׁ as a mixed form from רטב and טפשׁ, or as an extended root-form from one or other of these verbs, it is always according to the idea: a superabundance of fresh healthfulness. Prayer. 27 Then he comes to men and says, 'I sinned, and perverted what was right, but I did not get what I deserved. Who is this fellow? Those last words seem to describe the experience that we would call today being born again, a return to the freshness and vitality of youth. There are two ways, Elihu suggests. 20 so that his very being finds food repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal. And what brings it about? Many people see God this way. 16 he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings. But I would like to differ somewhat with these and agree with those commentators who see Elihu as a very important part in this book. Elihu urges that he had spoken wrong, and that he ought to humble himself before God, and by repentance to unsay it. 1 “But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say. 14 But Job has not marshaled his words against me, and I will not answer him with your arguments. … How long he waits, and allows us to meditate on, and struggle with these things. Then he moves to the second thing Job saw about God and that was his problem with the silence of God, Verse 13: "Why do you contend against him, saying, 'He will answer none of my words'? And still other commentators view this as a kind of meaningless interruption in this dialogue, of which God takes no notice at all. Poesie, S. 189 [History of Jewish Poetry;] the reference of ויּרא, as Hiph., to God, which is preferred by most expositors, is consequently unnecessary. translates Job 33:25 : consumta est caro ejus a suppliciis; Targ. It is not the old that are wise, nor the aged that understand what is right; it is the spirit of the Almighty that teaches us wisdom. 6 So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said: "I am young in years, and you are old; that is why I was fearful, not daring to tell you what I know. ṭrfš signifies to recover, prop. Job’s plight, from the death of his children and loss of his property to the physical torment he endured, plus the harangue of his so-called friends, never caused his faith to waver. You don't even know all the facts involved. He gives witness to the Mediator who is God himself, and, just as John said, he was a voice crying in the wilderness, pointing to one who would make a ransom between man and God. The general purpose for carrying out job evaluations using this or similar job evaluation methods is to enable organizations to map and align their roles/jobs. God restores his wealth (42:11-17) REVIEW QUESTIONS FOR THE … The other friends were caustic and sarcastic in their approach to Job but this young man is very courteous when he addresses him. Some regard him as a rather brash young man with the cocksure arrogance of youth who speaks up to tell the older men what they were doing that was wrong, while others seem to see him as merely repeating in other words the arguments of these friends, without adding much. 3 He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him. God calls men to repentance. Job, like the friends, had a narrow, limited theology which did not include room for God's way beyond the normal thinking of men. He is not rebuked for what he says, and he does not have to ask Job to pray for him, as they have to do. What does it mean that man is few of days and full of trouble (Job 14:1)? Elihu blames Job for reflecting upon God. 1 "But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say. What did Job’s three friends have wrong, and what did they have right? God in love brings these things upon us that he might speak to us, that we will hear what he has to say. Have you ever felt that way listening to an argument? In previous chapters he has proclaimed his innocence, insisting that he has done nothing for which God might be punishing him. 21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones, once hidden, now stick out. “But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say. 221, a; but Job 33:25, according to which he who was hitherto sick unto death actually renews his youth, makes it more natural to take the מן as causal: it swells from youth or youthfulness. GOD HUMBLES JOB (38:1-42:6) 1. Job 33:15 Context. Heavenly Father, we thank you for your loving care of us. 10 Yet God has found fault with me; he considers me his enemy. So Elihu cries, Verse 31: "Give heed, O Job, listen to me; be silent, and I will speak. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments. Behold, I open my mouth; the tongue in my mouth speaks. Contradicting Job himself (33) 3. All these interpretations are worthless; נער, peculiar to the Elihu section in the book of Job (here and Job 36:14), does not signify shaking, but is equivalent to נערים (Job 13:26; Job 31:18); and רטפשׁ is in the perf. He says, Verse 8: "Surely, you have spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the sound of your words. 12 I gave you my full attention. How then can you raise a challenge against the Creator who sees so much more?" We think God is responsible to come back with an immediate answer. It is man who is bent upon destruction, and God's efforts that cause distress and pain and warning are designed to keep us from hurting ourselves and each other -- "to keep back his soul from the Pit, his life from perishing by the sword." He is also identified as the son of Barachel (that means "God blesses"), the Buzite. And when we speak from the wisdom of God then we can truly be wise, regardless of what our calendar age may be. 17 I too will have my say; I too will tell what I know. Then, beginning with Verse 8, he begins to analyze Job's view of God. Job 9:33. He is beginning to understand something about life that he never knew before, and there are references to it we have seen all along. Elihu Contradicts Job. (Job 33:23-25 RSV). 18 to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword. So he winds up saying to Job, \"Is not your wickedness great!\" (22:5). Job 33:23-24. 12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man. This young man says "No, I'm just a man like you. Lord, we thank you for him, for this marvelous ministry, for the peace, the joy, the hope and the love that he has brought into our lives. 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