Tellurem, neque posse in terra sistere terram. “Liberty, equality, fraternity?” Let us drop that legend and take up these which come nearer co the point--sympathy, righteousness, hope. The sky which vaults the earth from the arctic pole, and the earth itself, hang free without support in space. 11 The pillars of heaven tremble, Job 26 Commentary: Things Above And so, Job was just considering those below and under. How you have assisted the arm that has no strength! Bishop Patrick’s paraphrase is, “By his wonderful power and wisdom he stretches out the whole world from the one pole to the other, which he alone sustains; as he doth this globe of earth hanging in the air, without any thing to support it.”, North pole, which alone was visible in Idumea, and continued unmoved, while all the stars performed their revolutions. How you have assisted the arm that has no strength! I don’t think God comes out of it well.” What do … Continue reading "Commentary on Job 1:1; 2:1-10" Only you see, it is not far enough back, it is the tortoise again! Hangs my salvation on the simple Word in Jesus Christ, and there is the vital truth for you and for me. Sympathy--What a power sympathy is in civilisation! Job, then, demonstrated God’s authority over the domain of Mot (the god of death) in Job 26:5-6 and over the domain of Baal (the cosmic storm god in Job 26:7-10). But we in the Church have no political mastery. In this passage the sense is, that the earth is self-sustained; that it is no burden, or that no one part is burdensome to another - as in man the limbs are not burdensome, the head is not heavy, nor the whole frame burdensome to the feet. Job 12:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Job 12:7, NIV: "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;" Job 12:7, ESV: "“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;" Job 12:7, KJV: "But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:" Iyov - Job - Chapter 26 « Previous Chapter 25. Cousurgit; premitur Libyae devexus ad austros. A list of the best commentaries on Job ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. The Chaldee paraphrasist, in order to explain this, as that Paraphrase often does, adds the word waters. Chapter 26. This disclosure, which for so many ages preceded its scientific confirmation, stands out in yet more bold relief when compared with the mythologies of other ancient nations. I never see the splendour of the sunset, except a stray gleam in a window pane. Don’t you see it is resting (and I speak with great respectfulness) our salvation upon the elephant and the tortoise, instead of going back to the spiritual God and His truth, love, and grace, and these only? One great school of men finds that the basis of all things is spiritual; another school finds that the basis of all things is material. In addition, from the Book of Job we have “He stretches out the north over empty space; he hangs the earth on nothing (Job 26:7)”. He was respected because he tended to the needs of the poor, fatherless, widows, blind, lame, needy, strangers and those dying (Job 29:12-16). Religion means a bond, a spiritual bond, between my soul and my Maker, and my salvation hangs where the earth hangeth and where salvation hangs, on the Word of God in Jesus Christ; there and only there. John Trapp Complete Commentary. North — The northern part of the heavens, which is put for the whole visible heaven, because Job and his friends lived in a northern climate. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Job 9 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. I never dared to speak of it, lest my landlord should put up my rent! Propterea, non est oneri, neque deprimit auras; Ut sua quoique homini nullo sunt pondere membra, Nec caput est oneri collo, nec denique totum. But now in verse 7 he changes the direction of his thinking to those things that are above. He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it. That which is elsewhere (e.g., Job 9:6) said of the pillars and foundations of the earth, is intended of the internal support of the body of the earth, which is, as it were, fastened together by the mountains, with their roots extending into the innermost part of the earth; for the idea that the earth rests upon the bases of the mountains would be, indeed, as Lwenthal correctly observes, an absurd inversion. So, again, Lucretius says, ii. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. In short, what the foundations are on which it is laid, or the pillars by which it is sustained, cannot be said, except the mighty power and providence of God. 00. (Newton, &c.) (Haydock). Metamorph. He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness. Commentaries on Job. But God permitted "the satan", one of the heavenly minions, to Corporus in pedibus pondus sentimus inesse. J I highly recommend a wonderful essay on Job and … Continue reading "Commentary on Job 1:1-22" Chapter 9. Job 26:8. Of this great wonder the philosophers, after much study, can give no good reason, because ignorant of this, that God hath appointed it so to be, even from the first creation, Psalms 104:5 Hebrews 1:2. 2, c. 13); and it is here fitly alleged as an argument of his Almightiness. Job 42:1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Job 42:2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Everything is dependent upon the central sun. How have you saved the arm that has no strength? “God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth, for He seeketh such to worship Him.” “He hangeth the earth upon nothing,” and it hangs well. On the derivation, notion, and synonyms of תּהוּ, vid., Genesis, S. 93; here (where it may be compared with the Arab. "That myth supposed that the earth was a flat disc resting on the `great deep,' an ocean of waters, standing for Chaos." John Trapp Complete Commentary. Some scholars find all kinds of references in this section to Babylonian mythology; but Job's statement in Job 26:7 absolutely contradicts the Babylonian Creation myth. Hence it is here put for the whole heaven which, held up by the word of God’s power, without any other props, leaneth upon the liquid air, the air upon the earth, and the earth upon nothing. More Buying Choices $42.25 (5 new offers) Kindle $23.49 $ 23. By the hangman’s noose. Commentary > Job. 4. p. 724. though the whole celestial sphere may be intended, the principal being put for the whole; even that whole expansion, or firmament of heaven, which has its name from being stretched out like a curtain, or canopy, over the earth; which was done when the earth was "tohu", empty of inhabitants, both men and beasts, and was without form and void, and had no beauty in it, or anything growing on it; see Genesis 1:2; and hangeth the earth upon nothing; as a ball in the air (x), poised with its own weight (y), or kept in this form and manner by the centre of gravity, and so some Jewish writers (z) interpret "nothing" of the centre of the earth, and which is nothing but "ens rationis", a figment and imagination of the mind; or rather the earth is held together, and in the position it is, by its own magnetic virtue, it being a loadstone itself; and as the above learned writer observes, "the globe consisteth by a magnetic dependency, from which the parts cannot possibly start aside; but which, howsoever thus strongly seated on its centre and poles, is yet said to hang upon nothing; because the Creator in the beginning thus placed it within the "tohu", as it now also hangeth in the air; which itself also is nothing as to any regard of base or sustentation.''. Nothing — Upon no props or pillars, but his own power and providence. Job reproves Bildad. Finally, in Job 38, Job gets his wish. Job (The NIV Application Commentary) - Kindle edition by Walton, John H.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Job 26:7. The poets fable that Atlas beareth up heaven with his shoulders; but we confess the true Atlas, viz. (y) "Circumfuso pendebat in aere tellus, ponderibus librata suis----", Ovid. Oh no, no, no, it is not far enough back; it is stopping once more at the elephant and tortoise. * 4 To whom are you trying to speak, And who inspired you to say such things? The word used seems to come from a root, which in the Syriac and Chaldee languages signifies to "bind and restrain"; and may design the expanse or atmosphere, so called from its binding and compressing nature, "in" or "within" which the earth is hung; see Psalm 32:9. If you come to look at them, they are all metaphysical. Fast. As for the growths of the summer, the only relics I how see are two smutty, smutty growths in a little plot that they poetically call my garden! From the starry heavens and the earth Job turns to the celestial and sub-celestial waters. Well, I say this, the Church is the master of the forces that mould society, that is all. When we lay down a law, we cannot call in the policeman. Over the empty place - על־תהוּ ‛al -tôhû “Upon emptiness, or nothing.” That is, without anything to support it. the northern pole, or part of the heavens, which he particularly mentions, and puts for the whole visible heaven, because Job and his friends lived in a northern climate, and were acquainted only with that part of the heavens, the southern pole and parts near it being wholly unknown to them. Barnes's Job 26:7 Bible Commentary He stretcheth out the north - This whole passage is particularly interesting as giving a view of the cosmology which prevailed in those early times. And therefore in the Church, you know, we seem really nobody. (Calmet) --- Nothing. Coercion, penalties, punishments--society rests there! There is no certain evidence here that Job was acquainted with the globular form of the earth, and with its diurnal and annual revolutions. Forbearance, unselfishness, disinterestedness, gratitude, love. And the writer says that Job did not sin in this statement. For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity] Heb. Job 26:8 - He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight. We have none of the forces of bread and gold. Job 26:7-14 GNT. 26. 7. There is no certain evidence here that Job was acquainted with the globular form of the earth, and with its diurnal and annual revolutions. Well, I don’t; I believe that society is built upon instincts, upon utilities, upon governments. Says he, What about the Church? How you have saved the arm that has no strength!+ 3 What great advice you have given to the one lacking wisdom!+ How freely* you have revealed your practical wisdom! And we believe that at last the things that are seen rest upon the wise and eternal will of God, over all blessed forever. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. One of the great factors is that wonderful thing you call love that has been working obscurely in the world from the beginning to this hour. Usually ships within 7 days. Job 38-41 contain the statements of God to the participants in the discussion; these witness to the futility of man's trying to comprehend the actions of God. Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project At this point, a young bystander named Elihu enters the discussion. How is society held together? Thus the Koran, Sur. Tools. But before all changes, all states, all stages, we must find the Prime Mover, and, as to all the rest, all the secondary causes, the will of God works through them all, to His high and wonderful purpose. (Avoda Sara, chap. But if you go to the mythology of the Hindoo, you find that the earth rests on the back of an elephant, and that the elephant stands on a tortoise! You go to a sceptical astronomer and ask what keeps the universe up. l. 1. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL … "He stretches out the north over empty space": "God"s creation of the skies was likened by Job to His stretching out a tent on a pole. In the northern hemisphere were the great constellations mentioned by Job — the Bear, the Serpent, Orion, etc. north. Man a Maggot? The greatness of this work of God appeareth hereby, saith Merlin, that men cannot spread aloft the thinnest curtain, absque fulcris, without some solid thing to uphold it. Job 26:7 King James Version (KJV). Looking to help your church and family stay connected to the Word while social distancing? (5-14) Commentary on Job 26:1-4 (Read Job 26:1-4) Job derided Bildad's answer; his words were a mixture of peevishness and self-preference. But if the northern hemisphere is meant, as a learned manF23Gregory's Notes and Observations, &c. c. 12. p. 55. expresses it, it, "was not only principal as to Job's respect, and the position of Arabia, but because this hemisphere is absolutely so indeed, it is principal to the whole; for as the heavens and the earth are divided by the middle line, the northern half hath a strange share of excellency; we have more earth, more men, more stars, more day (the same also Sephorno, a Jewish commentator on the place, observes); and, which is more than all this, the north pole is more magnetic than the south:'. We say, not the sensational, not the material, but the visible universe, hangs on nothing--on the unseen power of the spiritual God. Job 26:13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.. Ver. Job 26:9 - He covers … Watch our overview video on the book of Job, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. (w) Gregory's Notes and Observations, &c. c. 12. p. 55. The arctic desolation disclosed by modern exploration singularly corresponds to the, “desolateness,” over which Job in figure spreads out “the north.”, . (It should be kept in mind that Job is … Same word as in Genesis 1:2. Il étend le septentrion sur le vide, Il suspend la terre sur le néant. Hangeth the earth upon nothing - The Chaldee says: "He lays the earth upon the waters, nothing sustaining it.". It occurs also in Lucretius: Terraque ut in media mundi regionne quieseat, Evallescere paullatim, et decrescere, pondus. 6. , poised with its own weightF25"Circumfuso pendebat in aere tellus, ponderibus librata suis----", Ovid. I can do with certain of these things and I can do without them. 26 Job said in reply: 2 “How you have helped the one with no power! But today they break their silence and start to do their comforting work on Job. He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing. Then let my wife grind unto another] i.e. And so, in civilisation as in science, the great forces that mould, and sustain, and inspire, and perfect, are not gross materialism and mean utilities, but they are in fine threads, noble feelings, and these threads sustain the whole fabric of civilisation. 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