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Bible Commentaries

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Job 25




He tries to show Job's rashness (Job 23:3), by arguments borrowed from Eliphaz (Job 15:15; Job 11:17.

Verse 2

2. Power and terror, that is, terror-inspiring power.

peace in his high places—implying that His power is such on high as to quell all opposition, not merely there, but on earth also. The Holy Ghost here shadowed forth Gospel truths (Colossians 1:20; Ephesians 1:10).

Verse 3

3. armies—angels and stars (Isaiah 40:26; Jeremiah 33:22; Genesis 15:5; "countless," Daniel 7:10).

his light— (Daniel 7:10- :).

Verse 4

4. (Job 4:17; Job 4:18; Job 14:4; Job 15:14).

Verse 5

5. "Look up even unto the moon" (Job 15:15). "Stars" here answer to "saints" (angels) there; "the moon" here to "the heavens" there. Even the "stars," the most dazzling object to man's eye, and the angels, of which the stars are emblems (Job 4:18; Revelation 9:1), are imperfect in His sight. Theirs is the light and purity but of creatures; His of the Creator.

Verse 6

6. (Job 4:19-21; Job 15:16).

worm . . . worm—Two distinct Hebrew words. The first, a worm bred in putridity; alluding to man's corruption. The second a crawling worm; implying that man is weak and grovelling.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Job 25". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.