9 God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 16:9

Commentary on Job 16:6-16

(Read Job 16:6-16)

Here is a doleful representation of Job's grievances. What reason we have to bless God, that we are not making such complaints! Even good men, when in great troubles, have much ado not to entertain hard thoughts of God. Eliphaz had represented Job as unhumbled under his affliction: No, says Job, I know better things; the dust is now the fittest place for me. In this he reminds us of Christ, who was a man of sorrows, and pronounced those blessed that mourn, for they shall be comforted.