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Job 18 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. 18. The Second Speech of Bildad

Eliphaz with more inwardness than his fellows had made the punishment of the sinner to come greatly from his own conscience (ch. Job 15:20 seq., cf. Job’s reply as to himself ch. Job 16:12); Bildad attributes it to the order of nature and the moral instinct of mankind, both of which rise up against the sinner (ch. 18); while Zophar, with a certain variation on both views, explains it from the retributive operation of sin itself (ch. 20). Interesting points of contact may be observed between these views and the first speeches of the three friends.

Several things in Job’s last discourse deeply offended Bildad:

Consult other comments:

Job 18:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Job 18:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Job 18:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Job 18:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Job 18:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Job 18:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges