Lockdown thoughts from Job 5:8-27

Ten days in Job so far. I’m appreciating the slower pace and the time to think about Eliphaz’s words and why they sound good but don’t help. Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 | Job 2:1-6 | Job 2:7-13 | Job 3:1-10 | Job 3:11-26 | Job 4:1-21 | Job 5:1-7 Translation: 8 But I would seek out God,and to God would I set my plea,9 […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 5:1-7

Day 9 in Job. Just a short walkthrough from the Hebrew text this morning as I’ve got a few other things to work on today. I promise not to pull a Joseph Caryl (he preached Job over 24 years and 424 sermons)! Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 Job 2:1-6 | Job 2:7-13 | Job 3:1-10 | Job 3:11-26 | Job 4:1-21 (It’s still […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 4

Week 2 of New Zealand’s lockdown. I’m just travelling through Job in the mornings. Enter Eliphaz. Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 Job 2:1-6 | Job 2:7-13 | Job 3:1-10 | Job 3:11-26 1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answered, saying:2 “[Shall] one try words with you? You would be weary. But who is able to keep from speaking?3 Look – you […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 3:11-26

Day #7 in the Hebrew text of Job (this chapter had 79 rare words!) Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 Job 2:1-6 | Job 2:7-13 | Job 3:1-10 11 Why did I not die from the womb, depart from the belly and perish?12 Why did the knees receive me? And why breasts that I should suckle? 13 For now I lie […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 3:1-10

Day 6 of #nzlockdown. We’re going through Job as fast as my rusty Hebrew takes us. Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 | Job 2:1-6 | Job 2:7-13 | 3:1-2 After this, Job opened his mouth, and he cursed his day.2 And Job answered, saying:3 “May it perish – The day I was born. And the night [that] said: […]

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