- 9:33. ‘Someone to arbitrate’ (the ‘umpire’ RSV) is mentioned for the first time in the book.
Keep a list of the occurrences, noticing what new features each fresh mention brings.
Suggest ways in which Jesus Christ has made Job’s great wish a reality for us.
- What is jopb’s main desire in chapter 10?
Do you think God is angered by such plain speaking?
Cf. Pss. 55:1-8, 22; 62:8.
- 9:35. ‘Deep in my heart I have no guilty fears.’
- 10:12. An extraordinary verse to find in a long complaint.
Either it means ‘Even in deep misery I am aware of an overriding loving purpose’; or ‘Even my past happiness was designed as a prelude to my present misery.’