Job 15:2
15:2 Should a wise man utter {a} vain knowledge, and fill his
     belly {b} with the east wind?

     (a) That is, vain words, and without consolation?
     (b) Meaning, with matters that are of no importance, which
         are forgotten as soon as they are uttered, as the East
         wind dries up moisture as soon as it falls.

Job 15:4
15:4 Yea, thou castest off {c} fear, and restrainest prayer
     before God.

     (c) He charges Job as though his talk caused men to cast
         off the fear of God and prayer.

Job 15:5
15:5 For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest
     the {d} tongue of the crafty.

     (d) You speak as the mockers and contemners of God do.

Job 15:7
15:7 [Art] thou the {e} first man [that] was born? or wast thou
     made before the hills?

     (e) That is, the most ancient and so by reason the most

Job 15:8
15:8 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain
     wisdom {f} to thyself?

     (f) Are you only wise?

Job 15:11
15:11 [Are] the consolations of God {g} small with thee? is
      there any secret thing with thee?

      (g) He accuses Job's pride and ingratitude, that will not
          be comforted by God, but by their counsel.

Job 15:12
15:12 Why doth thine heart {h} carry thee away? and what do thy
      eyes wink at,

      (h) Why do you stand in your own conceit?

Job 15:14
15:14 What [is] man, that he should be clean? and [he which is]
      born of a woman, that he should {i} be righteous?

      (i) His purpose is to prove that Job, as an unjust man and
          a hypocrite, is punished for his sins, as he did
          before, @Job 4:8.

Job 15:16
15:16 How much more abominable and filthy [is] man, which {k}
      drinketh iniquity like water?

      (k) Who has a desire to sin, as he who is thirsty to

Job 15:19
15:19 Unto whom alone the earth was {l} given, and no stranger
      passed among them.

      (l) Who by their wisdom so governed, that no stranger
          invaded them, and so the land seemed to be given to
          them alone.

Job 15:20
15:20 The wicked man travaileth with pain all [his] days, and
      the number {m} of years is hidden to the oppressor.

      (m) The cruel man is always in danger of death, and is
          never quiet in conscience.

Job 15:22
15:22 He believeth not that he shall return out of {n} darkness,
      and he is waited for of the sword.

      (n) Out of that misery to which he once fell.

Job 15:23
15:23 He wandereth {o} abroad for bread, [saying], Where [is
      it]? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his

      (o) God not only impoverishes the wicked often, but even
          in their prosperity he punishes them with a greediness
          to gain even more: which is as a beggary.

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

      (p) He shows the weapons God uses against the wicked, who
          lift up themselves against him, that is, terror of
          conscience and outward afflictions.

Job 15:27
15:27 Because he covereth his face with {q} his fatness, and
      maketh collops of fat on [his] flanks.

      (q) That is, he was so puffed up with prosperity and
          abundance for all things, that he forgave God: noting
          that Job in his happiness did not have the true fear
          of God.

Job 15:28
15:28 And he dwelleth {r} in desolate cities, [and] in houses
      which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.

      (r) Though he build and repair ruinous places to gain
          fame, yet God will bring all to nothing, and turn his
          great prosperity into extreme misery.

Job 15:29
15:29 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance
      continue, neither shall he prolong the {s} perfection
      thereof upon the earth.

      (s) Meaning, that his sumptuous buildings would never come
          to perfection.

Job 15:31
15:31 Let not him that is {t} deceived trust in vanity: for
      vanity shall be his recompence.

      (t) He stands in his own conceit, that he will give no
          place to good counsel, therefore his own pride will
          bring him to destruction.

Job 15:33
15:33 He shall shake off his unripe {u} grape as the vine, and
      shall cast off his flower as the olive.

      (u) As one who gathers grapes before they are ripe.

Job 15:34
15:34 For the congregation of hypocrites [shall be] desolate,
      and fire shall consume the tabernacles of {x} bribery.

      (x) Who were built or maintained by bribery.

Job 15:35
15:35 They {y} conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and
      their belly prepareth deceit.

      (y) Therefore all their vain devises will turn to their
          own destruction.

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