36:10. He also shall open their ear, to correct them: and shall speak, that they may return from iniquity.
36:11. If they shall hear and observe, they shall accomplish their days in good, and their years in glory.
36:12. But if they hear not, they shall pass by the sword, and shall be consumed in folly.
36:13. Dissemblers and crafty men prove the wrath of God, neither shall they cry when they are bound.
36:14. Their soul shall die in a storm, and their life among the effeminate.
36:15. He shall deliver the poor out of his distress, and shall open his ear in affliction.
36:16. Therefore he shall set thee at large out of the narrow mouth, and which hath no foundation under it: and the rest of thy table shall be full of fatness.
Out of the narrow mouth... That is, out of hell, whose entrance is narrow, and its depth bottomless; but figuratively meant here, that is, from his miseries and calamity to be restored to his former state of happiness.
36:17. Thy cause hath been judged as that of the wicked, cause and judgment thou shalt recover.
36:18. Therefore let not anger overcome thee to oppress any man: neither let multitude of gifts turn thee aside.
36:19. Lay down thy greatness without tribulation, and all the mighty of strength.
36:20. Prolong not the night that people may come up for them.
36:21. Beware thou turn not aside to iniquity: for this thou hast begun to follow after misery.
For this thou hast begun to follow after misery... Eliu charges Job, that notwithstanding his misery, he does not fear God as he ought: but in his judgment, falls into iniquity.
36:22. Behold, God is high in his strength, and none is like him among the lawgivers.
36:23. Who can search out his ways? or who can say to him: Thou hast wrought iniquity?
36:24. Remember that thou knowest not his work, concerning which men have sung.
36:25. All men see him, every one beholdeth afar off.
36:26. Behold, God is great, exceeding our knowledge: the number of his years is inestimable.
36:27. He lifteth up the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods:
36:28. Which flow from the clouds that cover all above.
36:29. If he will spread out clouds as his tent,
36:30. And lighten with his light from above, he shall cover also the ends of the sea.
36:31. For by these he judgeth people, and giveth food to many mortals.
36:32. In his hands he hideth the light, and commandeth it to come again.
36:33. He sheweth his friend concerning it, that it is his possession, and that he may come up to it.
Job Chapter 37
Eliu goes on in his discourse, shewing God's wisdom and power, by his wonderful works.
37:1. At this my heart trembleth, and is moved out of its place.
37:2. Hear ye attentively the terror of his voice, and the sound that cometh out of his mouth.
37:3. He beholdeth under all the heavens, and his light is upon the ends of the earth.
37:4. After it a noise shall roar, he shall thunder with the voice of his majesty, and shall not be found out, when his voice shall be heard.
37:5. God shall thunder wonderfully with his voice, he that doth great and unsearchable things.
37:6. He commandeth the snow to go down upon the earth, and the winter rain, and the shower of his strength.
37:7. He sealeth up the hand of all men, that every one may know his works.
He sealeth up, etc... When he sends those showers of his strength, that is, those storms of rain, he seals up, that is, he shuts up the hands of men from their usual works abroad, and confines them within doors, to consider his works; or to forecast their works, that is, what they themselves are to do.
37:8. Then the beast shall go into his covert, and shall abide in his den.
37:9. Out of the inner parts shall a tempest come, and cold out of the north.
37:10. When God bloweth there cometh frost, and again the waters are poured out abundantly.
37:11. Corn desireth clouds, and the clouds spread their light:
37:12. Which go round about, whithersoever the will of him that governeth them shall lead them, to whatsoever he shall command them upon the face of the whole earth:
37:13. Whether in one tribe, or in his own land, or in what place soever of his mercy he shall command them to be found.
37:14. Hearken to these things, Job: Stand, and consider the wondrous works of God.
37:15. Dost thou know when God commanded the rains, to shew his light of his clouds?
37:16. Knowest thou the great paths of the clouds, and the perfect knowledges?
37:17. Are not thy garments hot, when the south wind blows upon the earth?
37:18. Thou perhaps hast made the heavens with him, which are most strong, as if they were of molten brass.
37:19. Shew us what we may say to him: or we are wrapped up in darkness.
37:20. Who shall tell him the things I speak? even if a man shall speak, he shall be swallowed up.
He shall be swallowed up... All that man can say when he speaks of God, is so little and inconsiderable in comparison with the subject, that man is lost, and as it were swallowed up in so immense an ocean.