(a) Which are esteemed wise by the world.
(b) Let us examine the matter uprightly.
(c) That is, has afflicted me without measure.
(d) Should I say, I am wicked, being an innocent?
(e) I am more punished, than my sin deserves.
(f) Which is compelled to receive your reproach and scorns of many for his foolish words.
(g) Meaning that Job was like the wicked, because he seemed not to glorify God and submit himself to his judgments.
(h) He wrests Job's words who said that God's children are often punished in this world, and the wicked go free.
(i) That is, live godly, (Genesis 5:22).
(k) To destroy him.
(l) The breath of life which he gave man.
(m) If God were not just, how could be govern the world?
(n) If man by nature fears to speak evil of such as have power, then they should be much more afraid to speak evil of God.
(o) When they look not for it.
(p) The messengers of visitation that God will send.
(q) God does not afflict man above measure so that he should have opportunity to contend with him.
(r) For all his creatures are at hand to serve him, so that he needs not to seek for any other army.
(s) Make it known that they are wicked.
(t) Declare the things that were hid.
(u) Meaning, openly in the sight of all men.
(x) By their cruelty and extortion.
(y) When tyrants sit in the throne of justice which under pretence of executing justice are hypocrites and oppress the people, it is a sign that God has drawn back his countenance of favour from that place.
(z) It only belongs to God to moderate his corrections, and not to man.
(a) Thus Elihu speaks in the person of God, as it were mocking Job, because he would be wiser than God.
(b) Will God use your counsel in doing his works?
(c) Thus he speaks in the person of God, as though Job should chose and refuse affliction at his pleasure.
(d) That he may speak as much as he can, that we may answer him and all the wicked that will use such arguments.
(e) He stands stubbornly to the maintenance of his cause.
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Job 34". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://pro.studylight.org/
the First Week of Advent