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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Job shews that his complaints are not causeless.
8He wishes for death, wherein he is assured of comfort.
14He reproves his friends of unkindness.
 
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Chapter 6

Verse 1
But Job answered and said,


answered
4:1

Verse 2
Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!
throughly
4:5; 23:2
laid
Heb. lifted up.

Verse 3
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.
heavier
Proverbs 27:3; Matthew 11:28
my words are swallowed up
that is, I want words to express my grief.
37:19,20; Psalms 40:5; 77:4

Verse 4
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
the arrows
16:12-14; Deuteronomy 32:23,42; Psalms 7:13; 18:14; 21:12; 38:2; 45:5; Lamentations 3:12,13
drinketh up
Deuteronomy 32:24; Psalms 143:7; Proverbs 18:14; Mark 14:33,34; 15:34
the terrors
9:17; 30:15; 31:23; Psalms 88:15,16; 2 Corinthians 5:11

Verse 5
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?
when he hath grass
Heb. at grass.
Psalms 104:14
loweth
Psalms 42:1; Jeremiah 14:6; Joel 1:18-20

Verse 6
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
that which
25; 16:2; Leviticus 2:13; Luke 14:34; Colossians 4:6
taste
30; 12:11; 34:3; Psalms 119:103; Hebrews 6:4,5

Verse 7
The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.
as my sorrowful meat
1 Kings 17:12; 22:27; Psalms 102:9; Ezekiel 4:14,16; 12:18,19; Daniel 10:3

Verse 8
Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!
the thing that I long for
Heb. my expectation.
11-13; 17:14-16; Psalms 119:81

Verse 9
Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
that it would
3:20-22; 7:15,16; 14:13; Numbers 11:14,15; 1 Kings 19:4; Jonah 4:3,8; Revelation 9:6
that he would
19:21; Psalms 32:4; Isaiah 48:10-13

Verse 10
Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
Then
3:22; 21:33
I would
9:4
let him not
Deuteronomy 29:20; Romans 8:32; 2 Peter 2:4,5
have not concealed
23:12; Psalms 37:30; 40:9,10; 71:17,18; 119:13; Acts 20:20,27
the Holy One
Leviticus 19:2; 1 Samuel 2:2; Isaiah 30:11,12; 57:15; Hosea 11:9; Habakkuk 1:12; 3:3; Revelation 3:7; 4:8

Verse 11
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?
What
7:5-7; 10:20; 13:25,28; 17:1,14-16; Psalms 39:5; 90:5-10; 102:23; Psalms 103:14-16

Verse 12
Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?
of brass
Heb. brasen.
40:18; 41:24

Verse 13
Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?
Is not my
19:28; 2 Corinthians 1:12; Galatians 6:4
and is wisdom
12:2,3; 13:2

Verse 14
To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
To him
4:3,4; 16:5; 19:21; Proverbs 17:17; Romans 12:15; 1 Corinthians 12:26; 2 Corinthians 11:29; Galatians 6:2; Hebrews 13:3
is afflicted
Heb. melteth. he forsaketh.
Genesis 20:11; Psalms 36:1-3; Luke 23:40

Verse 15
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;
My brethren
19:19; Psalms 38:11; 41:9; 55:12-14; 88:18; Jeremiah 9:4,5; 30:14; Micah 7:5,6; John 13:18; 16:32
as the stream
Jeremiah 15:18; Jude 1:12

Verse 17
What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
vanish
Heb. are cut off. when it is hot they are consumed. Heb. in the heat thereof they are extinguished.
1 Kings 17:1

Verse 19
The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.
Tema
Genesis 25:15; Isaiah 21:14; Jeremiah 25:23
Sheba
Genesis 10:7; 25:3; 1 Kings 10:1; Psalms 72:10; Ezekiel 27:22,23

Verse 20
They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.
confounded
Jeremiah 14:3,4; 17:13; Romans 5:5; 9:33

Verse 21
For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.
ye are nothing
or, ye are like to them. Heb. to it.
15; 13:4; Psalms 62:9; Isaiah 2:22; Jeremiah 17:5,6
nothing
Heb. not. ye see.
2:11-13; Psalms 38:11; Proverbs 19:7; Jeremiah 51:9; Matthew 26:31,56; 2 Timothy 4:16; Revelation 18:9,10,17,18

Verse 22
Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance?
Bring unto me
42:11; 1 Samuel 12:3; Acts 20:33

Verse 23
Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?
Redeem
5:20; Leviticus 25:48; Nehemiah 5:8; Psalms 49:7,8,15; 107:2; Jeremiah 15:21

Verse 24
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Teach me
5:27; 32:11,15,16; 33:1,31-33; 34:32; Psalms 32:8; Proverbs 9:9; 25:12; James 1:19
I will
Psalms 39:1,2; James 3:2
cause me
10:2; Psalms 19:12

Verse 25
How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?
forcible
4:4; 16:5; Proverbs 12:18; 16:21-24; 18:21; 25:11; Ecclesiastes 12:10,11
what doth
13:5; 16:3,4; 21:34; 24:25; 32:3

Verse 26
Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
reprove
2:10; 3:3-26; 4:3,4; 34:3-9; 38:2; 40:5,8; 42:3,7; Matthew 12:37
one that
4,9; 10:1
as wind
8:2; Hosea 12:1; Ephesians 4:14

Verse 27
Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.
overwhelm
Heb. cause to fall upon. the fatherless.
22:9; 24:3,9; 29:12; 31:17,21; Exodus 22:22-24; Psalms 82:3; Proverbs 23:10,11; Ezekiel 22:7; Malachi 3:5; James 1:27
ye dig
Psalms 7:15; 57:6; Jeremiah 18:20,22

Verse 28
Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.
evident unto you
Heb. before your face. if I lie.
11:3; 13:4

Verse 29
Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.
Return
17:10; Malachi 3:18
my righteousness
27:4-6
in it
that is, in this matter.

Verse 30
Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
iniquity
33:8-12; 42:3-6
cannot
6; 12:11; 34:3; Hebrews 5:14
taste
Heb. palate.


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=job&chapter=006>.  

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