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Title: Job 38:1-4
Post by: Brigid on January 28, 2011, 02:51:21 PM
Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said:  Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words?  Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me.  Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding.


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: Bailey2 on January 28, 2011, 05:03:16 PM
This one, in this translation, makes me giggle.  The New American translation is a bit different; gives a different emotional flavor... like you are being shamed.  But this translation gives me the feeling of God doing this.   ::)    Never thought of it in this way before.  I like it!


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: Brigid on January 28, 2011, 05:31:38 PM
It's so important to me since I've wondered why so much. He's in control and that's all there is - really good for me. ;)


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: Shin on January 29, 2011, 04:57:45 PM
Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said:  Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words?  Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me.  Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding.

'Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind. . .'

Truly stays with a person.

'And the Lord went on, and said to Job: Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.

Then Job answered the Lord, and said: What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth. One thing I have spoken, which I wish I had not said: and another, to which I will add no more.'

 "Spoken inconsiderately"... If we discuss all Job's words (saith St. Gregory), we shall find nothing impiously spoken; as may be gathered from the words of the Lord himself, chap. 42, ver. 7, 8; but what was reprehensible in him, was the manner of expressing himself at times, speaking too much of his own affliction, and too little of God's goodness towards him, which here he acknowledges as inconsiderate.
- Douay Commentary


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: CyrilSebastian on December 29, 2020, 01:23:10 AM
After Job's first wife's demise, Job married Dinah, a woman from a distinguished family, that of Jacob.


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 01, 2021, 12:27:45 AM
Job Chapter 5 Verses 24-25   
In his First speech to Job, Eliphaz the Temanite declares:   
And you shall know that your tent is secure;       
taking stock of your household, you shall miss nothing.   
You shall know that your descendants are many,   
and your offspring as the grass of the earth.


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 02, 2021, 11:05:50 PM
Job Chapter 6 Verse 24   
Teach me, and I will be silent;   
prove to me wherein I have erred.     
 
Job wanted to know what he might have done wrong.


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: eschator83 on January 03, 2021, 02:31:24 PM
It seems a remarkable coincidence that these comments on Job jump out at me as I'm stick at home feeling sorry for myself with covid, although enjoying more time with my books and the computer.  Several times in the past couple weeks I have resolved to review the lessons of Job, but I needed this stimulation.  Many thanks.  I love my NAB Dictionary-Concordance because the articles are concise and well-documented by Scripture. But not always easy to understand.  I wonder if it seems reasonable that God sometimes chooses to clearly demonstrate His Power, and that He can create goodness from evil.


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 08, 2021, 01:44:43 AM
Job Chapter 7 Verse 7   
Remember that my life is like the wind;   
I shall not see happiness again.


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 14, 2021, 05:34:11 PM
Job Chapter 7 Verse 20   
Though I have sinned, what can I do to you,   
O watcher of men?


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 19, 2021, 05:29:25 PM
Job Chapter 8 Verse 1     
Bildad the Shuhite spoke out and said:   

Job Chapter 8 Verse 6   
Should you be blameless and upright,   
surely now he (God) will awake for you and restore your rightful domain.


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 27, 2021, 04:43:42 PM
Job Chapter 9 Verse 1, Verse 16   
Then Job answered and said:   
If I appealed to him (God) and he answered my call,   
I could not believe that he would hearken to my words.


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: Shin on January 27, 2021, 06:37:29 PM
I am quite enjoying reading these passages. Thanks CyrilSebastian!


Title: Re: Job 38:1-4
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 01, 2021, 06:17:03 PM
Job Chapter 10 Verse 2   
I will say to God: Do not put me in the wrong! Let me know why you oppose me.