Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOB 27\\

Though Job's friends were become silent, and dropped the controversy
with him, he still continued his discourse in this and the four
following chapters; in which he asserts his integrity; illustrates and
confirms his former sentiments; gives further proof of his knowledge of
things, natural and divine; takes notice of his former state of
prosperity, and of his present distresses and afflictions, which came
upon him, notwithstanding his piety, humanity, and beneficence, and his
freedom from the grosser acts of sin, both with respect to God and men,
all which he enlarges upon. In this chapter he gives his word and oath
for it, that he would never belie himself, and own that he was an
hypocrite, when he was not, but would continue to assert his integrity,
and the righteousness of his cause, as long as he lived, \\#Job 27:1-6\\;
for to be an hypocrite, and to attempt to conceal his hypocrisy, would
be of no advantage to him, either in life, or in death, \\#Job 27:7-10\\;
and was this his character and case, upon their principles, he could
expect no other than to be a miserable man, as wicked men are, who have
their blessings turned into curses, or taken away from them, and they
removed out of the world in the most awful and terrible manner, and
under manifest tokens of the wrath and displeasure of God,
\\#Job 27:11-23\\.