14 They advance as through a gaping breach; amid the ruins they come rolling in.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 30:14

Commentary on Job 30:1-14

(Read Job 30:1-14)

Job contrasts his present condition with his former honour and authority. What little cause have men to be ambitious or proud of that which may be so easily lost, and what little confidence is to be put in it! We should not be cast down if we are despised, reviled, and hated by wicked men. We should look to Jesus, who endured the contradiction of sinners.

4 the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 124:4

Commentary on Psalm 124:1-5

(Read Psalm 124:1-5)

God suffers the enemies of his people sometimes to prevail very far against them, that his power may be seen the more in their deliverance. Happy the people whose God is Jehovah, a God all-sufficient. Besides applying this to any particular deliverance wrought in our days and the ancient times, we should have in our thoughts the great work of redemption by Jesus Christ, by which believers were rescued from Satan.

5 the raging waters would have swept us away.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 124:5

Commentary on Psalm 124:1-5

(Read Psalm 124:1-5)

God suffers the enemies of his people sometimes to prevail very far against them, that his power may be seen the more in their deliverance. Happy the people whose God is Jehovah, a God all-sufficient. Besides applying this to any particular deliverance wrought in our days and the ancient times, we should have in our thoughts the great work of redemption by Jesus Christ, by which believers were rescued from Satan.