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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Eliphaz reproves Job for impiety in justifying himself.
17He proves by tradition the unquietness of wicked men.
 
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Chapter 15

Verse 1
Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,


Eliphaz
2:11; 4:1; 22:1; 42:7,9

Verse 2
Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
a wise man
11:2,3; 13:2; James 3:13
vain knowledge
Heb. knowledge of wind.
6:26; 8:2
fill
Hosea 12:1

Verse 3
Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?
he reason
13:4,5; 16:2,3; 26:1-3; Malachi 3:13-15; Matthew 12:36,37; Colossians 4:6; 1 Timothy 6:4,5

Verse 4
Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
castest off
Heb. makest void.
4:5,6; 6:14; Psalms 36:1-3; 119:126; Zephaniah 1:6; Romans 3:31; Galatians 2:21
restrainest
5:8; 27:10; 1 Chronicles 10:13,14; Hosea 7:14; Amos 6:10; Luke 18:1
prayer
or, speech.

Verse 5
For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
uttereth
Heb. teacheth.
9:22-24; 12:6; Mark 7:21,22; Luke 6:45; James 1:26
thou choosest
Psalms 50:19,20; 52:2-4; 64:3; 120:2,3; Jeremiah 9:3-5,8; James 3:5-8

Verse 6
Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.
own mouth
9:20; Psalms 64:8; Matthew 12:37; 26:65; Luke 19:22
thine own
33:8-12; 34:5-9; 35:2,3; 40:8; 42:3

Verse 7
Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?
the first
10; 12:12; Genesis 4:1
or wast thou
38:4-41; Psalms 90:2; Proverbs 8:22-25

Verse 8
Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
the secret
11:6; Deuteronomy 29:29; Psalms 25:14; Proverbs 3:32; Jeremiah 23:18; Amos 3:7; Matthew 11:25; Matthew 13:11,35; John 15:15; Romans 11:34; 16:25,26; 1 Corinthians 2:9-11,16
thou restrain
12:2; 13:5,6

Verse 9
What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?
knowest
13:2; 26:3,4; 2 Corinthians 10:7; 11:5,21-30

Verse 10
With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
the gray-headed
8:8-10; 12:20; 32:6,7; Deuteronomy 32:7; Proverbs 16:31

Verse 11
Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?
the consolations
5:8-26; 11:13-19; 2 Corinthians 1:3-5; 7:6
is there
8; 13:2; 1 Kings 22:24

Verse 12
Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
thine heart
Ecclesiastes 11:9; Mark 7:21,22; Acts 5:3,4; 8:22; James 1:14,15
thy eyes
17:2; Psalms 35:19; Proverbs 6:13

Verse 13
That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?
turnest
25-27; 9:4; Romans 8:7,8
and lettest
10:3; 12:6; Psalms 34:13; Malachi 3:13; James 1:26; 3:2-6

Verse 14
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
is man
9:2; 14:4; 25:4-6; 1 Kings 8:46; 2 Chronicles 6:36; Psalms 14:3; 51:5; Proverbs 20:9; Ecclesiastes 7:20,29; John 3:6; Romans 7:18; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:2,3; 1 John 1:8-10

Verse 15
Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
he putteth
4:18; 25:5; Isaiah 6:2-5

Verse 16
How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
How much
Rather, "How much less aph kee, abominable and filthy man," who, under the influence of sinful propensities, commits sin as greedily as a thirsty man or camel drinks down water.
abominable
4:19; 42:6; Psalms 14:1-3; 53:3; Romans 1:28-30; 3:9-19; Titus 3:3
drinketh
20:12; 34:7; Proverbs 19:28

Verse 17
I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;
hear me
5:27; 13:5,6; 33:1; 34:2; 36:2

Verse 18
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:
from their
10; 8:8; Psalms 71:18; 78:3-6; Isaiah 38:19

Verse 19
Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.
Unto whom
Genesis 10:25,32; Deuteronomy 32:8; Joel 3:17

Verse 20
The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.
travaileth
Romans 8:22; Ecclesiastes 9:3
the number
Psalms 90:3,4,12; Luke 12:19-21; James 5:1-6

Verse 21
A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
dreadful sound
Heb. sound of fears.
18:11; Genesis 3:9,10; Leviticus 26:36; 2 Kings 7:6; Proverbs 1:26,27
in prosperity
1:13-19; 20:5-7,22-24; Leviticus 26:36; 1 Samuel 25:36-38; Psalms 73:18-20; 92:7; Acts 12:21-23; 1 Thessalonians 5:3
the destroyer
1 Corinthians 10:10; Revelation 9:11

Verse 22
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
He believeth not
6:11; 9:16; 2 Kings 6:33; Isaiah 8:21,22; Matthew 27:5
and he is
20:24,25

Verse 23
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
wandereth
30:3,4; Genesis 4:12; Psalms 59:15; 109:10; Lamentations 5:6,9; Hebrews 11:37,38
the day
18:5,6,12,18; Ecclesiastes 11:8; Joel 2:2; Amos 5:20; Zephaniah 1:15; Hebrews 10:27

Verse 24
Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
anguish
6:2-4; Psalms 119:143; Proverbs 1:27; Isaiah 13:3; Matthew 26:37,38; Romans 2:9
as a king
Proverbs 6:11; 24:34

Verse 25
For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.
he stretcheth
Leviticus 26:23; Psalms 73:9,11; Isaiah 27:4; Daniel 5:23; Malachi 3:13; Acts 9:5; 12:1,23
strengtheneth
9:4; 40:9-11; Exodus 5:2,3; 9:17; 1 Samuel 4:7-9; 6:6; Psalms 52:7; Isaiah 8:9,10; Isaiah 10:12-14; 41:4-7

Verse 26
He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:
runneth
2 Chronicles 28:22; 32:13-17
even on
16:12; Genesis 49:8; Psalms 18:40

Verse 27
Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.
he covereth
17:10; Deuteronomy 32:15; Psalms 17:10; 73:7; 78:31; Isaiah 6:10; Jeremiah 5:28

Verse 28
And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
desolate
3:14; 18:15; Isaiah 5:8-10; Micah 7:18
which are ready
Jeremiah 9:11; 26:18; 51:37; Micah 3:12

Verse 29
He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
neither shall
20:22-28; 22:15-20; 27:16,17; Psalms 49:16,17; Luke 12:19-21; 16:2,19-22; James 1:11; 5:1-3

Verse 30
He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
depart
22; 10:21,22; 18:5,6,18; Matthew 8:12; 22:13; 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 1:13
the flame
20:26; Isaiah 30:33; Ezekiel 15:4-7; 20:47,48; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-49; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9
by the breath
4:9; Isaiah 11:4; Revelation 19:15

Verse 31
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
not him
12:16; Isaiah 44:20; Galatians 6:3,7; Ephesians 5:6
trust
Psalms 62:10; Isaiah 59:4; Jonah 2:8
for vanity
4:8; Proverbs 22:8; Isaiah 17:10,11; Hosea 8:7; Galatians 6:8

Verse 32
It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.
accomplished
or, cut off.
22:16; Psalms 55:23; Ecclesiastes 7:17
and his branch
8:16-19; 14:7-9; 18:16,17; Psalms 52:5-8; Isaiah 27:11; Ezekiel 17:8-10; Hosea 9:16; 14:5-7; John 15:6

Verse 33
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.
shake off
Isaiah 33:9; Revelation 6:13
and
Deuteronomy 28:39,40

Verse 34
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
the congregation
8:13; 20:1; 27:8; 36:13; Isaiah 33:14,15; Matthew 24:51
the tabernacles
11:14; 12:6; 22:5-9; 29:12-17; 1 Samuel 8:3; 12:3; Micah 7:2; Amos 5:11,12

Verse 35
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
conceive
Psalms 7:14; Isaiah 59:4,5; Hosea 10:13; Galatians 6:7,8; James 1:15
vanity
or, iniquity.


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=job&chapter=015>.  

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