Job 9:25-10:22

  1. 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.
  2. 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.


  1. 9:35. ‘Deep in my heart I have no guilty fears.’
  2. 10:12. An extraordinary verse to find in a long complaint. Either it means ‘Even in deep misery I am aware od an overriding loving purpose’; or ‘Even my past happiness was designed as a prelude to my present misery.