40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty q instruct [him]? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
(q) Is this the way for a man that will learn, to
strive with God? which he reproves in Job.
40:4 Behold, I am r
vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
(r) By which he shows that he repented and
desired pardon for his faults.
Wilt thou also disannul a my judgment?
wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
(a) Signifying that they who justify themselves
condemn God as unjust.
40:10 Deck thyself now
[with] b majesty and excellency; and
array thyself with glory and beauty.
(b) Meaning, that these were proper to God, and
belonged to no man.
Hide them in the dust together; [and] bind c
their faces in secret.
(c) Cause them to die if you can.
40:14 Then will I also confess unto thee that
thine own right hand can d save thee.
(d) Proving by this that whoever attributes to
himself power and ability to save himself, makes himself God.
40:15 Behold now e
behemoth, which I made f with thee; he
eateth g grass as an ox.
(e) This beast is thought to be the elephant, or
some other, which is unknown.
(f) Whom I made as well as you.
(g) This commends the providence of God toward
man: for if he were given to devour as a lion, nothing would be able to resist
him, or content him.
h He [is] the chief of the ways of God: i
he that made him can make his sword to approach [unto him].
(h) He is one of the chief works of God among the
(i) Though man dare not come near him, yet God
can kill him.
Behold, he drinketh up a river, k [and]
hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
(k) He drinks at leisure, and fears nobody.