Bible Book List
Job 13 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible
Resources » Commentaries » Job » Chapter 13 » exegesis

Job reproves his friends.

With self-preference, Job declared that he needed not to be taught by them. Those who dispute are tempted to magnify themselves, and lower their brethren, more than is fit. When dismayed or distressed with the fear of wrath, the force of temptation, or the weight of affliction, we should apply to the Physician of our souls, who never rejects any, never prescribes amiss, and never leaves any case uncured. To Him we may speak at all times. To broken hearts and wounded consciences, all

creatures, without Christ, are physicians of no value. Job evidently speaks with a very angry spirit against his friends. They had advanced some truths which nearly concerned Job, but the heart unhumbled before God, never meekly receives the reproofs of men. (Job 13:13-22)

Next commentary:
He professes his confidence in God.

About this commentary:
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain.