God belittles Job by asking if he took part in creation or if he understands the world’s secrets.
God asks Job if he controls the stars: “Can you tie cords to Pleiades Or undo the reins of Orion? Can you lead out Mazzaroth in its season, Conduct the Bear with her sons?” (vv. 31-32)
III. Important Verses
vv. 1-3: Then the LORD replied to Job out of the tempest and said: Who is this who darkens counsel, Speaking without knowledge? Gird your loins like a man; I will ask and you will inform Me.
vv. 4-5: Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundations? Speak if you have understanding. Do you know who fixed its dimensions Or who measured it with a line?
v. 16: Have you penetrated to the sources of the sea, Or walked in the recesses of the deep?
v. 17: Have the gates of death been disclosed to you? Have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
vv. 31-32: Can you tie cords to Pleiades Or undo the reins of Orion? Can you lead out Mazzaroth in its season, Conduct the Bear with her sons?
1. Introduction 2-3. Confrontation 4-18. Job does not know about... 4-7. Earth’s creation 8-11. The sea 12-15. Daybreak 16. The sea 17. The gates of death 18. The inside of the earth 19-21. Belittling Job 22-41. Job does not know about... 22-30. The weather 31-33. The heavens 34-38. The weather 39-40. Job is unable to provide for the lion 41. Job is unable to provide for the raven
No comment today. I hope to revisit this chapter after I finish the cycle.
VI. Works Used
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