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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Job 21:34


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    King James Bible - Job 21:34

    How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?

    World English Bible

    So how can you
    comfort me with nonsense, because in your answers there remains only falsehood?"

    Douay-Rheims - Job 21:34

    How then do ye comfort me in vain, whereas your answer is shewn to be repugnant to truth ?

    Webster's Bible Translation

    How then
    comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?

    Original Hebrew

    ואיך
    349 תנחמוני 5162 הבל 1892 ותשׁובתיכם 8666 נשׁאר 7604 מעל׃ 4604

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    VERSE (34) -
    Job 16:2

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 21:34

    ¿Cómo, pues, me consoláis en vano, dado que vuestras respuestas quedan por mentira?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Job 21:34

    Verse 34. How then comfort ye me in vain ] Mr. Good translates: "How vainly then would ye make me retract!" See the note on chap. xxi. 2. I cannot retract any thing I have said, as I have proved by fact and testimony that your positions are false and unfounded. Your pretensions to comfort me are as hollow as the arguments you bring in support of your exceptionable doctrines. THIS chapter may be called Job's triumph over the insinuated calumnies, and specious but false doctrines, of his opponents. The irritability of his temper no longer appears: from the time he got that glorious discovery of his Redeemer, and the JOYOUS hope of an eternal inheritance, chap. xix. 25, &c., we find no more murmurings, nor unsanctified complainings. He is now full master of himself; and reasons conclusively, because he reasons coolly. Impassioned transports no longer carry him away: his mind is serene; his heart, fixed; his hope, steady; and his faith, strong. Zophar the Naamathite is now, in his presence, as an infant in the gripe of a mighty giant. Another of these pretended friends but real enemies comes forward to renew the attack with virulent invective, malevolent insinuation, and unsupported assertion. Him, Job meets, and vanquishes by pious resignation and fervent prayer. Though, at different times after this, Job had his buffetings from his grand adversary, and some seasons of comparative darkness, yet his faith is unshaken, and he stands as a beaten anvil to the stroke. He effectually exculpates himself, and vindicates the dispensations of his Maker. There appears to be something in the 29th verse which requires to be farther examined: Have ye not asked them that go by the way? And do ye not know their tokens? It is probable that this verse may allude to the custom of burying the dead by the way-side, and raising up specious and descriptive monuments over them.

    Job argues that the lot of outward prosperity fell alike to the just and to the unjust, and that the sepulchral monuments by the wayside were proofs of his assertion; for his friends, as well as himself and others, had noted them, and asked the history of such and such persons, from the nearest inhabitants of the place; and the answers, in a great variety of cases, had been: "That monument points out the place where a wicked man lies, who was all his lifetime in prosperity and affluence, yet oppressed the poor, and shut up the bowels of his compassion against the destitute; and this belongs to a man who lived only to serve his God, and to do good to man according to his power, yet had not a day of health, nor an hour of prosperity; God having given to the former his portion in this life, and reserved the recompense of the latter to a future state." The Septuagint render the verse thus: - erwthsate paraporeumenouv odon, kai ta shmeia autwn ouk apallotriwsate, "Inquire of those who pass by the way, and their signs [monuments] ye will not alienate." That is, When ye hear the history of these persons, ye will not then assert that the man who lived in prosperity was a genuine worshipper of the true God, and therefore was blessed with temporal good, and that he who lived in adversity was an enemy to God and was consequently cursed with the want of secular blessings. Of the former ye will hear a different account from those who dare now speak the truth, because the prosperous oppressor is no more; And of the latter ye shall learn that, though afflicted, destitute, and distressed, he was one of those who acknowledged God in all his ways, and never performed an act of religious service to him in hope of secular gain; sought his approbation only, and met death cheerfully, in the hope of being eternally with the Lord. Neither good nor evil can be known by the occurrences of this life. Every thing argues the certainty of a future state, and the necessity of a day of judgment. They who are in the habit of marking casualties, especially if those whom they love not are the subjects of them, as tokens of Divine displeasure, only show an ignorance of God's dispensations, and a malevolence of mind that would fain arm itself with the celestial thunders, in order to transfix those whom they deem their enemies.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 27-34 - Job opposes the opinion of his friends, That the wicked are sure to fall into visible and remarkable ruin, and none but the wicked; upo which principle they condemned Job as wicked. Turn to whom you will you will find that the punishment of sinners is designed more for the other world than for this, Jude 1:14, 15. The sinner is here suppose to live in a great deal of power. The sinner shall have a splendi funeral: a poor thing for any man to be proud of the prospect of. He shall have a stately monument. And a valley with springs of water to keep the turf green, was accounted an honourable burial place amon eastern people; but such things are vain distinctions. Death closes his prosperity. It is but a poor encouragement to die, that others have died before us. That which makes a man die with true courage, is, with faith to remember that Jesus Christ died and was laid in the grave, no only before us, but for us. That He hath gone before us, and died for us, who is alive and liveth for us, is true consolation in the hour of death __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ואיך 349 תנחמוני 5162 הבל 1892 ותשׁובתיכם 8666 נשׁאר 7604 מעל׃ 4604


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