Why does Job use “bless” to mean “curse” in Job 1-2?

Yesterday, a friend shared the following list of words online: https://www.facebook.com/EricLige/posts/10159204157499659?cft[0]=AZWhsdIMYiLFhLlu3OXD9VYhII2cuAHf8awSWJYwKbNEupeBCkgzEn5W1EJ7Zd0BwwM_0GIY0mNdrQE6RP6ZtS2LRhHY7lTXTFAmP5LIueo3IosMUCbrxrVTiVDC0Y3s_os&tn=%2CO%2CP-R Credit: Eric Lige @ Facebook.com Contronyms (or “Janus words”) are words with two opposite meanings. For example, you can cleave to someone, or cleave from someone. You can dust off the countertop, or dust a cake with icing sugar. Lease a house out, or […]

Job 25: Bildad the brief

After Job’s reply (ch23-24), Bildad issues one final reply (ch.25). Here’s a translation. Previously: 1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 | 6 | 7 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13:1-16 | 13:17-14:22 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23-24 Translation: 25:1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered, and he said: 2 “Dominion (lit: to rule) and dread [are] with him,[Who] makes peace in his high [place].” 3 Is there number to his armies?And over whom does his light not arise? […]

Do you need to turn away from sin in order to come to Christ?

Question: “Do you need to turn away from sin in order to come to Christ?” Have a think about it. After all, if: God saves his people by grace in Christ…God’s people are those who turn away from sin…Can we then say “to become a Christian, you need to turn away from your sins?” In […]

Job 23-24: Looking for God

Here’s a translation of Job 23-24 from Hebrew, with sporadic comments. Previously: 1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 | 6 | 7 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13:1-16 | 13:17-14:22 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | Translation: 23:1 And Job answered, saying:2 “Surely today bitter [is] my complaint,My hand [is] heavy from my groaning.3 O that I knew [where] I would find him (God), and come to His seat.4 I would lay before Him judgement,And my […]

Job 22: Elifatz accuses again

A translation of Job 22 from Hebrew, with comments. Previously: 1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 | 6 | 7 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13:1-16 | 13:17-14:22 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 Translation: 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered, and said: 2 “Can a man be profitable to God?For he is profitable to himself – the wise one. 3 Is it joy to the Almighty if you are just, or advantage […]

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