M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Job 26 – A strong word to proud bloggers and teachers of the truth

This is a strong caution to those, including myself that might think the really understand the “truth and try to proclaim it with passion.

Old John Gill comments.
In this chapter Job, in a very sarcastic manner, rallies Bildad on the weakness and impertinence of his reply, and sets it in a very ridiculous light; showing it to be quite foolish and stupid, and not at all to the purpose, and besides was none of his own, but what he had borrowed from another, Job 26:1

and if it was of any avail in the controversy to speak of the greatness and majesty of God, of his perfections and attributes, of his ways and works, he could say greater and more glorious things of God than he had done, and as he does, Job 26:5

beginning at the lower parts of the creation, and gradually ascending to the superior and celestial ones; and concludes with observing, that, after all, it was but little that was known of God and his ways, by himself, by Bildad, or by any mortal creature, Job 26:14.

Please take note.

Audio…


Job Replies: God’s Majesty Is Unsearchable

Job 26:1  But Job answered and said,

Job 26:2  How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hathno strength?

Job 26:3  How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

Job 26:4  To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?

Job 26:5  Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.

Job 26:6  Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

Job 26:7  He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Job 26:8  He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

Job 26:9  He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.

Job 26:10  He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

Job 26:11  The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.

Job 26:12  He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.

Job 26:13  By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

Job 26:14  Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?


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Pro 26:1  As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

Pro 26:2  As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

Pro 26:3  A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.

Pro 26:4  Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Pro 26:5  Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Pro 26:6  He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

Pro 26:7  The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Pro 26:8  As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

Pro 26:9  As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Pro 26:10  The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

Pro 26:11  As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

Pro 26:12  Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Pro 26:13  The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Pro 26:14  As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

Pro 26:15  The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

Pro 26:16  The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Pro 26:17  He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Pro 26:18  As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

Pro 26:19  So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

Pro 26:20  Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

Pro 26:21  As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Pro 26:22  The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Pro 26:23  Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

Pro 26:24  He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;

Pro 26:25  When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Pro 26:26  Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the wholecongregation.

Pro 26:27  Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

Pro 26:28  A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

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