40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty q instruct [him]? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
(q) Is this the way for a man that will learn, to strive with God? which he reproves in Job. 40:4 Behold, I am r vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
(r) By which he shows that he repented and desired pardon for his faults. 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul a my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
(a) Signifying that they who justify themselves condemn God as unjust. 40:10 Deck thyself now [with] b majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
(b) Meaning, that these were proper to God, and belonged to no man. 40:13 Hide them in the dust together; [and] bind c their faces in secret.
(c) Cause them to die if you can. 40:14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can d save thee.
(d) Proving by this that whoever attributes to himself power and ability to save himself, makes himself God. 40:15 Behold now e behemoth, which I made f with thee; he eateth g grass as an ox.
(e) This beast is thought to be the elephant, or some other, which is unknown. 40:19 h He [is] the chief of the ways of God: i he that made him can make his sword to approach [unto him].
(f) Whom I made as well as you.
(g) This commends the providence of God toward man: for if he were given to devour as a lion, nothing would be able to resist him, or content him.
(h) He is one of the chief works of God among the beasts. 40:23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, k [and] hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
(i) Though man dare not come near him, yet God can kill him.
(k) He drinks at leisure, and fears nobody.