18:2 How long [will it be ere] a ye make an end of words? b mark, and afterwards we will speak.
(a) Who count yourselves just as (Job
(b) Whom you take to be only beasts, as in (Job
He teareth himself in his anger: shall the d
earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
(c) That is, like a madman.
(d) Shall God change the order of nature for your
sake, by dealing with you otherwise than he does with all man?
18:5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be e
put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
(e) When the wicked is in his prosperity, then
God changes his state: and this is his ordinary working for their sins.
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he f
walketh upon a snare.
(f) Meaning, that the wicked are in continual
His strength shall be g hungerbitten,
and destruction [shall be] ready at his side.
(g) That which should nourish him will be
consumed by famine.
18:13 It shall devour the strength of his skin:
[even] the h firstborn of death shall
devour his strength.
(h) That is, some strong and violent death will
consume his strength: or as the Hebrew word signifies his members or parts.
18:14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his
tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the i
king of terrors.
(i) That is, with great fear.
18:15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because
[it is] none of his: l brimstone shall
be scattered upon his habitation.
(l) Though all the world would favour him, yet
God would destroy him and his.
He shall be driven from m light into
darkness, and chased out of the world.
(m) He will fall from prosperity to adversity.
18:20 They that come after
[him] shall be astonied at his n day, as
they that went before were affrighted.
(n) When they will see what came to him.