Job 16:1-11 – “He Teareth Me In His Wrath, Who Hateth Me”

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Job 16:1 Then Job answered and said,
Job 16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
Job 16:3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
Job 16:4 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul’s stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.
Job 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
Job 16:6 Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
Job 16:7 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.
Job 16:8 And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.
Job 16:9 He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
Job 16:10 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
Job 16:11 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

Introduction

Job now responds to Eliphaz’s second baseless attack upon Job’s character. I say they are ‘baseless’ simply because there is nothing Eliphaz says of Job which are not also true of Eliphaz and of all men of all time. But Eliphaz is the Old Testament type of the New Testament Pharisee who looks down on the sinful publican, as if he himself were more righteous than the publican. So Eliphaz’s attack is full of truths which apply not only to Job, but to Eliphaz himself, Bildad, Zophar, you, and me, and to all men of all time.
Eliphaz’s condemnations of Job consist of statements such as this:

Job 15:24 Trouble and anguish shall make him [ the wicked] afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

Yes, of course “trouble and anguish shall make [ the wicked] afraid”. That has always been so, and always will be so for all men of all time. But as the self- righteous Pharisee, who we all are by nature, Eliphaz typifies each of us as he applies all his words to Job alone, and he certainly never applies his own words to himself. Eliphaz is us pointing our finger at Job, and Job, in turn is each of us, just before we are made by our Creator to face the fact that we ‘are the man’ who has turned his back on God and His law for the purpose of preserving “the first man Adam”, our “old man” with all his fleshly desires within us. This is “the man” who is guilty of “all that is in the world”, and who is hated by, and will be destroyed by our loving heavenly Creator.

2Sa 12:5 And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
2Sa 12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
2Sa 12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

The result of this Pharisaical spirit which is in each of us by nature, is that Job commits the same mistake His “miserable comforters” are making, and he too, answers their accusations with his own accusations, which once again, are true. But they are not true only for Job’s “miserable comforters”; they are also true for Job and for all men of all time.

Job 16:1 Then Job answered and said,
Job 16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
Job 16:3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?

We have been referring to Job’s assessment of his so- called “friends” as “miserable comforters” all along. They certainly have yet to speak a single word of comfort to Job.
“What emboldens you to answer” is the same thing that emboldens Job and all of his miserable comforters to answer. It is the self- righteous beast that is within all men of all time. What emboldens Job to answer is his own self- righteousness. It is this respect we show for our “old man… the first man Adam”, which causes us all to contend with, reprove and condemn our own Creator for His way of doing things. That is only natural because God created us in a body of sinful flesh for the express purpose of destroying that ” tupos” or prototype of the spiritual body we are all destined to put on at our own appointed time. This is something neither Job nor his miserable comforters can possibly understand in their time. ‘Their time’ is a figure of the time we all spend thinking we are of ourselves righteous and others are not.

Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Rom 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure [ Greek, tupos] of him that was to come.
1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

“And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly” was by God’s own design from “before the world began”.

2Ti 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Tit 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

So we are all ‘predestinated according to the purpose of Him who is working all things after the counsel of His own will’ (Eph 1:11)

Job 16:4 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul’s stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.
Job 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.

In our self- righteousness we fancy ourselves as merciful, compassionate and understanding of the needs of others, even as we act and live lives which testify against us:

2Sa 12:5 And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
2Sa 12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
2Sa 12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

You and I ‘are the man’, and if indeed we must “live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Mat 4:4), then we are also Job. We all contend with our God and His ways. We all think He is being merciless and unloving when He is judging us. But we are also his miserable, merciless comforters, and if we know the meaning of ‘All things come alike to all… Man shall… live… by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God… the world, life, death, things present and things to come, all are ours”, then we will recognize all these men within our own sinful flesh and blood (Ecc 9:2; Mat 4:4; 1Co 3:21-22).
While we tend to think it incredible that anyone could ‘reprove and contend with’ his own Creator, yet that is exactly what we all do. So when we read these words of Job, we are reading about our ownselves:

Job 16:6 Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
Job 16:7 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.
Job 16:8 And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.

Do any of these words have any personal application for you and for me? Have we ever thought “Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?” Oh yes, we all have. In so doing we condemn our own Creator who is working all things after the counsel of His own will.

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him whoworketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

All our trials are custom made by our Creator for each of us, and yet they are designed to bring us to our wits’ end and eventually to completely destroy our “old man… Adam”. As a self- righteous ‘Job’ we have no concept of what the Potter is doing. We know nothing of being “marred in the Potter’s hand”, neither do we understand why He would even want to destroy His own handiwork and make it “another vessel”.

Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

Not understanding any of this, we complain to and reprove our own Creator with these words:

“But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.”

Here is Strong’s definition for the word translated ‘company’ in this verse:

H5712
e da h
ay- daw’
Feminine of H5707 in the original sense of fixture; a stated assemblage (specifically a concourse, or generally a family or crowd): – assembly, company, congregation, multitude, people, swarm. Compare H5713.

“A family” is part of the definition of this word. It is most commonly translated with the English word ‘congregation’. Job was a very wealthy man before the day of his visitation or judgment. So both definitions would apply to Job, who had many household servants and workers whose livelihood depended upon Job. The total destruction of both His wealth and His family was reported to Job by his own servants. The death of his seven sons and his three daughters were but the last stroke in God’s “making desolate all [ his] company”.

Job 1:13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:
Job 1:14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:
Job 1:15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Job 1:16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Job 1:17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Job 1:18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:
Job 1:19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Job 1:20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Unlike many today who blame all evil upon the devil, Job knew that it was God who had done all of this. “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord”. This was a very bad day in Job’s life but it was just the beginning of sorrows for Job who now in this 16th chapter has an entirely different attitude toward His Lord.

“And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face”.

Job has regressed to the point that he is openly reproving His Lord and Creator. all the words ‘And you hast filled me with wrinkles’ in this verse, is all taken from the one small Hebrew word ‘qamat’. This word appears but one other place in scripture and that is right here in this same book of Job. In this verse it is better translated as ‘cut down’.

Job 22:15 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?
Job 22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:

When we look at Strong’s definition we find that this word we find it carries with it the thought of total destruction:

H7059
qa mat
kaw- mat’
A primitive root; to pluck, that is, destroy: – cut down, fill with wrinkles.

Job is no one’s fool. He knows God is in the process of destroying and “making desolate all his company”. God is in the process of destroying Job and all that pertains to Job. Job knows and can see that much extremely clearly. He simply cannot figure why God is doing this to such a righteous person as himself. The attitude of “The Lord hath given and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” are not the thoughts Job is now expressing. He now speaks in words which reprove his own Lord and Maker:

Job 16:9 He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

When Job says “He tears me in His wrath” he is referring to His Lord, and He acknowledges that His Lord is his enemy. This is not the first time Job refers to God as his enemy:

Job 13:23 How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.
Job 13:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?
Job 13:25 Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
Job 13:26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.
Job 13:27 Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.

These verses apply to God’s estimation of all ‘flesh and blood’, including the flesh of our Lord Himself:

Job 16:10 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
Job 16:11 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

Is not this exactly what our heavenly Father did to our Lord and Savior?

Mat 26:67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
Mat 27:30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
Luk 22:64 And when they had blindfolded him, t hey struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?

Who did this to our Lord? Was it the Romans? Was it the Jews? Yes, we all know what Peter tells us shortly after the day of Pentecost:

Act 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

So there is no denying that the Romans and the Jews were both involved in the death of our Lord. But why did they reject and crucify Him? Who are we told was ultimately responsible for the way the Jews and the Romans treated our Lord?
Here are Peter’s words on the day of Pentecost:

Act 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
Act 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

That is what the scriptures declare to be the fact of this matter. Christ was crucified “by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God”, who we are told works “all things after” this same “determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God”.

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Lest we have any doubt at all about who is ultimately responsible for the death of our Lord, we are again plainly told:

Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Act 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
Act 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

So in the final analysis the Jews and the Romans are nothing more than types and shadows of all flesh of all men who are one and all in desperate need of a propitiatory covering for their sins. But whose idea was it to provide that propitiatory offering for the sins of all men? According to Act 2:28 and Act 4:28 the Jews and the Romans did nothing more or less than “whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done”.
Christ is our sin offering, and as such He had to come “made of a woman, made under the law”, of the same flesh as the flesh of the children of Abraham, which flesh could not inherit the kingdom of God simply because corruption cannot inherit incorruption.

2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousnessof God in him.
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Heb 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Heb 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Heb 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Our heavenly Father equates all flesh, including the flesh of our Lord, with corruption, unfit to inherit the kingdom of God. That is why both Job and our Lord’s bodies have to be destroyed. It is our “old man… the first man Adam” who the Lord hates and is bent on destroying him.
It is wisdom beyond the wisdom of men, that the birth of our new man is ordained to be born only through the death of our ‘old man’. Here is how the apostle Paul was inspired to explain this mystery to us:

1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritualbody.
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

So Job’s destruction is but a type and shadow of this process. Of course Job knows nothing of any of this and so he continues on in His ignorance, contending with, reproving, and condemning his Lord and Maker.
If the Lord wills, we will see ourselves as Job just a little clearer in next week’s study on these verses:

Job 16:12 I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
Job 16:13 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
Job 16:14 He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.
Job 16:15 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.
Job 16:16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
Job 16:17 Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.
Job 16:18 O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.
Job 16:19 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.
Job 16:20 My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
Job 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!
Job 16:22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

 

NOTES OF THE REVIEW OF MIKE’S STUDY ON JOB 16:1-11

Introduction:

 

In chapters 16 and 17 Job is answering Eliphaz’s ‘consolations’ which Eliphaz claims are from God: 

 

Job 15:11  Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?

 

As Mike pointed out in his introduction today, we all (in our appointed time) are miserable and merciless comforters. By God’s mercy He helps us to see all these comforters within our own sinful flesh and blood. In this state of self- righteousness we actually thank God for being “better” than others:

 

Luk 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

 

We are all ‘in time past’ (that is when we are under the rulership of the old man) motivated and inspired by our self- righteousness:

 

Eph 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course(the eon) of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:

 

Human wisdom and reasoning (stringing words together) distanced itself from what ‘other men’ is going through. But it is only when we bear the scars of Christ that we can truly give comfort to others who are ‘in every trouble’:

 

Gal 6:17  From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

 

2Co 1:4  He comforting us in all our trouble, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in every trouble, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

 

We must never forget the important role even miserable comforters play in God’s plan. Job is learning, through these miserable comforters or earthly counselors, not to depend on fleshly counsel:

 
Jer 17:5  Thus says the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.
Verses 1-3:
Job 16:1  Then Job answered and said, Job 16:2  I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all. Job 16:3  Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Ecc 1:9  The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Jer 17:5  Thus says the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.
Psa 69:20  Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
Jas 1:14  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Jas 3:13-15 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 
A short summary of the discussion on these  verses:
We must first be the ‘miserable comforters’ before we can give true spiritual comfort. The wisdom of Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar ‘descends not from above’, but is only limited to the natural realm. Job is learning through these “comforters” not to ‘make flesh his arm’. T he natural man is ’embolden’ by self- righteousness which causes a puffed up pride which manifest mostly in the expression of ‘vain words’.
Verses 4-5:
Job 16:4  I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul’s stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you. Job 16:5  But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Mat 27:39  And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,Mat 27:40  And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.Mat 27:41  Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,Mat 27:42  He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.Mat 27:43  He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.Mat 27:44  The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.
1Th 5:14-15 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
2Co 1:3  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort,2Co 1:4  He comforting us in all our trouble, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in every trouble, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.2Co 1:5  For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ.2Co 1:6  And if we are troubled, it is for your consolation and salvation, being worked out in the endurance of the same sufferings which we also suffer; if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.2Co 1:7  And our hope of you is certain, knowing that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also of the consolation.
A short summary of discussion on these  verses:
Eliphaz and his co- comforters could not associate or identify with Job’s situation just like the people who saw Jesus on the cross and ‘pass by’. Those who cannot die with Christ will always ‘heap up words against’ Him to revile Him, shake their heads and mock Him as they ‘pass by’. But those who die with Him will be able to strengthen others, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak and be patient toward all. 
Verse 6-7:
Job 16:6  Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?Job 16:7  But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Rom 9:22  What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
Psa 145:8  The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
Mat 10:34  Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to send peace, but a sword.Mat 10:35  For I have come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter- in- law against her mother- in- law.Mat 10:36  And a man’s foes shall be those of his own household.Mat 10:37  He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.Mat 10:38  And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.
A short summary of discussion on these  verses:

Job had many who depended upon him, from family to servants. God ‘made desolate’ His wealth and his seven sons and three daughters. Job has no insight as to the reason for all this “desolation” even when he knows and confesses that God is behind it all. Even when we acknowledge God’s sovereignty in all things, that understanding and insight do not take away the pain when we suffer. However, to know that all the “desolation” brings forth the ‘new man’, brings peace and joy and this is at this stage not revealed to Job.   


Verse 8:
Job 16:8  And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face. 
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Exo 15:22  So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
Gal 6:17  From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
2Co 12:7  And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
A short summary of discussion on these  verses:
Job feels that God “pinned” him down with no way out, but death. His ‘leanness’, that is the awareness of the failure of his flesh, is indeed rising up in Job. The marks of God’s operations in the total destruction of our flesh will be evident to us, even more as we present our bodies to be a living, holy and acceptable sacrifice to God.
Verse 9:
Job 16:9  He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Rom 3:20  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Heb 5:14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
1Co 1:18  For the preaching of the cross (dying daily with Christ) is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
1Co 3:15  If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
2Th 2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
A short summary of discussion on these  verses:
Because ‘the carnal mind is enmity against God’ it hates the way God is doing things, although that hatred towards God is never admitted. God surely hates evil and sin, but He is a loving God who created evil (and sin) to fulfill His ultimate plan for conforming all ‘to the image of His son’. By the exercising of our senses we learn daily to discern both good and evil as coming from God’s hands for our spiritual ‘conformation’. The total destruction of all evil includes the loss of the ‘vessels of wrath fitted to destruction’, even the man of sin who is consumed with the brightness of God’s saving fire.
Verses 10-11:
Job 16:10  They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. Job 16:11  God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked. 
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Job 2:10  But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Mat 5:39  But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Isa 53:3  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isa 53:4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Mat 20:18  Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,Mat 20:19  And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
Lam 3:25  The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.Lam 3:26  It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.Lam 3:27  It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.Lam 3:28  He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.Lam 3:29  He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.Lam 3:30  He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.
A short summary of discussion on these  verses:
The “awesome hands” of God (to quote Steve Crook’s title of his inspiring studies) are working all things for His purpose. That includes all those on His right (“hand”) and all those on His left (“hand”). When we are smitten on our cheek (which refers to the breaking of the jaw bone) we are being silenced to be led as sheep to the slaughter. It is only when we can understand the Godly purpose and outcome of all evil, that we can accept the truth to not resist evil. 
To read and hear Steve’s study here are a few links:
http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ VID_ Awesome_ Hands_ Intro_ P1_ and_ P2. php
http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ StudyNotes/ Awesome_ Hands/ Awesome_ Hands_ P3. php
http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ StudyNotes/ Awesome_ Hands/ Awesome_ Hands_ P4. php

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