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7 When I went out [yatsa'] to the gate [sha`ar]
through the city [qereth], when I prepared [kuwn] my seat [mowshab] in the
8 The young men [na`ar] saw [ra'ah] me, and hid [chaba']
themselves: and the aged [yashiysh] arose [quwm], and stood up [`amad].
9 The princes [sar] refrained [`atsar] talking [millah], and laid [suwm] their hand [kaph] on their
10 The nobles [nagiyd] held [chaba'] their peace [qowl], and
their tongue [lashown] cleaved [dabaq] to the roof of their mouth [chek]. KJV-Interlinear
7 'When I went out to the gate of
the city, When I took my seat in the square; 8 The young men saw me and hid themselves, And
the old men arose and stood. 9 'The
princes stopped talking, And put their hands on their mouths; 10 The voice of the nobles was hushed, And
their tongue stuck to their palate. NASB
Some people who have talent, success, or wealth of any
kind, presume themselves as being wise because of their prosperity. Most actually lack wisdom, not really
understanding the true reasons for their successes in life.
People in general will pay attention to the wealthy or
the talented, not because they are wise, but because of their prosperous
affluence. Most will chase after a piece
of their success, clinging to their coattails in the off chance that their
success will rub off.
Job, on the other hand, was successful obviously, but
Job was also articulate and he possessed true wisdom.
When Job spoke, everyone stopped to listen. Those who were beneath him socially, those
who were equal to him socially, those who were above him socially, all classes
in wealth, in politics, in any category you could think of, all listen intently
to Jobs words.
Job possessed a post of honor and power, not
necessarily due to his wealth, but because of his wisdom.
Job did not live a life of an introverted or greedy
Job did not pursue a life of pomp, seeking the
adoration of the public. Job did not
have an ego that drove his life.
Profound respect, not brown nosing, was given him
because of the dignity of his positions, for the integrity of his judgments,
for his prudence and thoroughness and good management.
Jobs judgment was so sound, his decisions so recognized,
and his reasoning power so thorough, that every person held him in the utmost of
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.