22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.
22 for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.
22 For I do not know how to flatter, else my Maker would soon take me away.
22 I was never any good at bootlicking; my Maker would make short work of me if I started in now!
22 For I do not know how to flatter, Else my Maker would soon take me away.
22 For if I tried flattery, my Creator would soon destroy me.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 32:22
Commentary on Job 32:15-22
(Read Job 32:15-22)
If we are sure that the Spirit of God suggested what we are about to say, still we ought to refrain, till it comes to our turn to speak. God is the God of order, not of confusion. It is great refreshment to a good man, to speak for the glory of the Lord, and to edify others. And the more we consider the majesty of God, as our Maker, and the more we dread his wrath and justice, the less shall we sinfully fear or flatter men. Could we set the wrath Lord always before us, in his mercies and his terrors, we should not be moved from doing our duty in whatever we are called to do.