Job 40:6 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

6. the whirlwind ] As before, the storm.

Chap. Job 40:6 to Job 42:6. The Lord’s Second Answer to Job out of the Storm

Shall Man charge God with unrighteousness in His Rule of the World?

All that the first speech of the Lord touched upon was the presumption of a mortal man desiring to contend with the Almighty. The display from Creation of that which God is had the desired effect on Job’s mind: he is abased, and will no more contend with the Almighty.

But Job had not only presumed to contend with God, he had charged Him with unrighteousness in His rule of the world and in His treatment of himself. This is the point to which the second speech from the storm is directed.

The passage has properly two parts.

First, Job 40:6-14, as Job had challenged the rectitude of God’s rule of the world, he is ironically invited to clothe himself with the Divine attributes and assume the rule of the world himself.

Then follows, ch. Job 40:15 to Job 41:34, a lengthy description of two monsters, Behemoth and Leviathan.

Second, ch. Job 42:1-6, Job’s reply to the Divine challenge. He confesses that he spoke things which he understood not. He had heard of God by the hearing of the ear, but now his eye saw Him, and he abhorred his former words and demeanour, and repented in dust and ashes.

Consult other comments:

Job 40:6 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Job 40:6 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Job 40:6 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Job 40:6 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Job 40:6 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Job 40:6 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Job 40:6 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Job 40:6 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Job 40:6 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Job 40:6 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Job 40:6 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Job 40:6 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Job 40:6 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Job 40:6 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Job 40:6 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Job 40:6 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 40:6 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges