Job 36:3
36:3 I will fetch {a} my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe
     righteousness to my Maker.

     (a) He shows that when we speak of God, we must lift our
         spirits higher than our natural sense is able to reach.

Job 36:4
36:4 For truly my words [shall] not [be] false: he that is {b}
     perfect in knowledge [is] with thee.

     (b) You will perceive that I am a faithful instructor, and
         that I speak to you in the name of God.

Job 36:5
36:5 Behold, God [is] mighty, and despiseth not [any: he is] {c}
     mighty in strength [and] wisdom.

     (c) Strong and constant, and of understanding: for these
         are the gifts of God, and he loves them in man: but as
         much as God punished Job now, it is a sign that these
         are not in him.

Job 36:6
36:6 He {d} preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth
     right to the poor.

     (d) Therefore he will not preserve the wicked, but to the
         humble and afflicted heart he will show grace.

Job 36:7
36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with
     {e} kings [are they] on the throne; yea, he doth establish
     them for ever, and they are exalted.

     (e) He prefers the godly to honour.

Job 36:9
36:9 Then he sheweth them their {f} work, and their
     transgressions that they have exceeded.

     (f) He will move their hearts to feel their sins that they
         may come to him by repentance as he did Manasseh.

Job 36:12
36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and
      they shall die {g} without knowledge.

      (g) That is, in their folly or obstinacy, and so shall
          cause their own destruction.

Job 36:13
36:13 But the hypocrites {h} in heart heap up wrath: they {i}
      cry not when he bindeth them.

      (h) Which are maliciously bent against God, and flatter
          themselves in their vices.
      (i) When they are in affliction they do not seek God for
          help, as Asa in @2Ch 16:12.

Job 36:14
36:14 They die in {k} youth, and their life [is] among the

      (k) They die of some vile death, and that before they come
          to age.

Job 36:16
36:16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait
      [into] a broad place, where [there is] no straitness; and
      {l} that which should be set on thy table [should be] full
      of fatness.

      (l) If you had been obedient to God, he would have brought
          you to freedom and wealth.

Job 36:17
36:17 But thou hast fulfilled the {m} judgment of the wicked:
      judgment and justice take hold [on thee].

      (m) You are altogether after the manner of the wicked: for
          you murmur against the justice of God.

Job 36:18
36:18 {n} Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee
      away with [his] stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver

      (n) God punishes you, lest you forget God in your wealth
          and so perish.

Job 36:20
36:20 {o} Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their

      (o) Do not be curious in seeking the cause of God's
          judgments, when he destroys any.

Job 36:21
36:21 Take heed, regard not {p} iniquity: for this hast thou
      chosen rather than affliction.

      (p) And so murmur against God through impatiency.

Job 36:25
36:25 Every man may see it; man may behold [it] {q} afar off.

      (q) The works of God are revealed, that a man may see them
          afar off, and know God by the same.

Job 36:26
36:26 Behold, God [is] great, {r} and we know [him] not, neither
      can the number of his years be searched out.

      (r) Our infirmity hinders us so that we cannot attain the
          perfect knowledge of God.

Job 36:27
36:27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they {s} pour down
      rain according to the vapour thereof:

      (s) That is, the rain comes from those drops of water
          which he keeps in the clouds.

Job 36:29
36:29 Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds,
      [or] the noise of his {t} tabernacle?

      (t) Meaning, of the clouds, which he calls the tabernacle
          of God.

Job 36:30
36:30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon {u} it, and covereth
      the {x} bottom of the sea.

      (u) Upon the cloud.
      (x) That men cannot come to the knowledge of the springs
          of it.

Job 36:31
36:31 For by them judgeth he {y} the people; he giveth meat in

      (y) He shows that the rain has a double use: the one that
          it declares God's judgments, when it overflows any
          places, and the other that it makes the land fruitful.

Job 36:32
36:32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it [not
      to shine] by [the cloud] that cometh {z} betwixt.

      (z) That is, one cloud to dash against another.

Job 36:33
36:33 {a} The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle
      also concerning the vapour.

      (a) The cold vapour shows him: that is, the cloud of the
          hot exhalation, which being taken in the cold cloud
          mounts up toward the place where the fire is, and so
          anger is engendered; that is, noise and thunderclaps.

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