6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure- those God has in his hand.[1]

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 12:6

Commentary on Job 12:6-11

(Read Job 12:6-11)

Job appeals to facts. The most audacious robbers, oppressors, and impious wretches, often prosper. Yet this is not by fortune or chance; the Lord orders these things. Worldly prosperity is of small value in his sight: he has better things for his children. Job resolves all into the absolute proprietorship which God has in all the creatures. He demands from his friends liberty to judge of what they had said; he appeals to any fair judgment.

24 When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 9:24

Commentary on Job 9:22-24

(Read Job 9:22-24)

Job touches briefly upon the main point now in dispute. His friends maintained that those who are righteous and good, always prosper in this world, and that none but the wicked are in misery and distress: he said, on the contrary, that it is a common thing for the wicked to prosper, and the righteous to be greatly afflicted. Yet there is too much passion in what Job here says, for God doth not afflict willingly. When the spirit is heated with dispute or with discontent, we have need to set a watch before our lips.