18:2 How long [will it be ere] a ye make an end of words? b mark, and afterwards we will speak.
18:4 c He teareth himself in his anger: shall the d earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
(a) Who count yourselves just as ( Job 12:4 ).
(b) Whom you take to be only beasts, as in ( Job 12:7 ).
(c) That is, like a madman. 18:5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be e put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
(d) Shall God change the order of nature for your sake, by dealing with you otherwise than he does with all man?
(e) When the wicked is in his prosperity, then God changes his state: and this is his ordinary working for their sins. 18:8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he f walketh upon a snare.
(f) Meaning, that the wicked are in continual danger. 18:12 His strength shall be g hungerbitten, and destruction [shall be] ready at his side.
(g) That which should nourish him will be consumed by famine. 18:13 It shall devour the strength of his skin: [even] the h firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
(h) That is, some strong and violent death will consume his strength: or as the Hebrew word signifies his members or parts. 18:14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the i king of terrors.
(i) That is, with great fear. 18:15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because [it is] none of his: l brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
(l) Though all the world would favour him, yet God would destroy him and his. 18:18 He shall be driven from m light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
(m) He will fall from prosperity to adversity. 18:20 They that come after [him] shall be astonied at his n day, as they that went before were affrighted.
(n) When they will see what came to him.