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34 Let men ['enowsh] of understanding [lebab] tell ['amar] me, and let a
wise [chakam] man [geber] hearken [shama`] unto me.
35 Job ['Iyowb] hath spoken [dabar] without knowledge [da`ath],
and his words [dabar] were without wisdom [sakal].
36 My desire ['abeh] ['ab] is that Job ['Iyowb] may be
tried [bachan] unto the end [netsach] because of his answers [tashuwbah] for wicked ['aven] men ['enowsh].
37 For he addeth [yacaph] rebellion [pesha`] unto his
sin [chatta'ah], he clappeth [caphaq] his hands among us, and multiplieth [rabah] his words ['emer] against
God ['el]. KJV-Interlinear
34 'Men of understanding will say
to me, And a wise man who hears me, 35
'Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom. 36 'Job ought to be tried to the limit, Because
he answers like wicked men. 37 'For he
adds rebellion to his sin; He claps his
hands among us, And multiplies his words against God.'' NASB
And so, based on all that has been said in this chapter,
based on all of the general truths which Elihu has listed in his comments, then
Elihu calls for learned men, men of wisdom, men of understanding, to condemn
And why is Job being condemned?
Not based on any facts. Not based on any evidence. Not even based on objective observations of
Job's previous life. But based on his
current situation, combined with certain general truths, leading one to a
conclusion that Job 'must' be guilty. At
least guilty of something. Leading to
the conclusion that mans opinions must be right, at least there doesn't seem to
be any other viable explanation.
And when some semblance of spiritual knowledge is
combined with a defective spiritual life, then the conclusions, the
observations, the opinions come out of the woodwork.
Witches are discovered, heretics are identified,
wrongs are converted into rights, fundamental truths are tossed out, anti-truth
principles are celebrated, and false ideas become the belief standards for life.
This has been the state of the world since ancient
times, and it remains the state of the world even in our current times.
Waiting for a change in life? Times do not change that much.
Watch any television news show, listen to any radio
broadcast, read any printed article which covers world events, world politics,
any topic which is consistently raised by the media.
The names and the dates change, and even the
controversies change from era to era.
But, the fundamental truths continue to be disregarded and the
fundamental flaws in social observation continue to press human opinions. Nothing really, has changed, and nothing
really, ever will change. Just the
differences in opinion continue on indefinitely.
And, since the opinions in this world are all flawed
(not being consistent with those of God), then all repercussions will have varying
results. None of which will ever be
Were it not for the control over history, which Christ
maintains, humanity would not have lasted even to the flood of Noah.
Humanity barely got out of the Garden with fig leaves
(human observation and effort), no less.
And God had to replace them with clothes of animal skins (Gods work of
salvation and the spiritual life). You'll note the significance of the two
But, despite all of the truth which saturates the
world, men of 'wisdom' as they see themselves, miss the point of life, simply
because they are so caught up in their own opinions, their own observations.
And as a result, the masses of people who do not have
much say, in the direction which this world takes, bear the brunt of the
suffering which comes to the world as a result of the misdirected human wisdom.
But then you cannot blame only the leadership, because
the vast majority of the masses of people of this world actually subscribe to
So, since the majority desires the prosecution of Job
by God. Job who is the only righteous
example present in this discussion, but is to be tried for the accusations of
conspiracy with wickedness, then it is only fitting that anyone who associates
with wickedness come under indictment and prosecution.
And that is exactly what God does. Only it is the
accusers who will be tried, not Job, not those whom the world tries to crush
because they are the legitimate pursuers of truth.
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.