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12 Upon my right [yamiyn] hand rise [quwm] the youth [pirchach]; they push away [shalach]
my feet [regel], and they raise up [calal] against me the ways ['orach]
of their destruction ['eyd].
13 They mar [nathac] my path [nathiyb], they set forward [ya`al]
my calamity [havvah] [hayah], they have no helper [`azar].
12 'On the right hand their brood
arises; They thrust aside my feet and
build up against me their ways of destruction. 13 'They break up my path, They profit from my
destruction, No one restrains them. NASB
The right hand is the position of the higher
authority. When two people are walking
down the street, if one is a general and the other a soldier of lesser rank,
the general walks on the right. The
soldier walks on the left.
The right hand is the position of respect, higher
rank, and authority. The elder or
ranking person always occupies the right hand seat.
Job occupied the right hand chair even among the
elders of his day. They voluntarily
yielded their rightful position to him, because of Jobs wisdom.
The word for youth, 'pirchach,' means sprout,
germinate, blossom, calamity. And so
this is the nature of the rabble who rises up with destructive intent.
And now we have a rabble of folk who are entitled to
nothing, have earned nothing, and are due nothing, but presume to themselves
that the world owes them everything.
Anyone who rejects truth, will sooner or later presume
that they are better than they really are.
Gossips, maligners, judgers, celebrities, politicians, socialites and so
forth, all have a tendency to think highly of themselves, and of their own
And this is how Job was treated, even during the very
short period of his illness. People turned on him quickly. They rushed to turn on him. They rushed as in an army laying an
aggressive siege to a city, battering walls, tearing down gates, rushing to
hurry the destruction of the city.
They assume positions of authority, of which they are
not entitled. They aggressively attempt
to squash everything that Job attempts to do.
They push aside his feet, trying to prevent his recovery, but increase
and hurry his destruction.
The mock, they ridicule, they gossip and malign. They steal and take advantage.
Like a pack of wild animals that have their prey in their
jaws, they show no mercy, but rush in a frenzy to tear their victim into
pieces. Only this rabble of people
attack not for food or profit, but simply because the situation presents its
self. They gain nothing from their
aggression. But they perceive a
satisfaction within their ego, at the loss or suffering of others.
Who is there to restrain them? No one.
They do not respect the privacy of others. They do not respect the wishes of others. They do not respect the authority, any
legitimate authority. They feel no
empathy toward others. They are
opportunists and take advantage to themselves even over the hardship that
others are suffering.
They do not help others in need, but attempt to take from
them, anything of value. Even if it is
only their own selfish desire to see others suffer.
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.