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Job 37:24

24 Therefore, people fear him; none of the wise can see him.

Job 37:24 Meaning and Commentary

Job 37:24

Men do therefore fear him
Or should, because of his greatness in power, judgment, and justice; and because of his goodness, in not afflicting for his pleasure's sake, but for the profit of men; and therefore they should reverence and adore him, submit to his will, patiently bear afflictions, serve him internally and externally, with reverence and godly fear;

he respecteth not any [that are] wise of heart;
that are wise in a natural sense: these are not always regarded by God, or are his favourites; neither temporal blessings, nor special grace, or the knowledge of spiritual things, are always given to the wise and prudent, ( Ecclesiastes 9:11 ) ( Matthew 11:25 ) . Or that are wise in their own conceit; there is a woe to such; and there is more hope of a fool than of him, ( Isaiah 5:21 ) ( Proverbs 26:12 ) . Or he is not "afraid" of them F3, as some choose to render the word; he fears not to reprove them and correct them for their faults, or the schemes they form to counterwork him; for he can take them in their craftiness, and carry their counsel headlong. Or "every wise in heart shall not see him" F4: the world by wisdom knows him not; nor can any look into his heart, his thoughts, purposes, and designs, and into the causes and reasons of his actions; nor have those that are truly wise perfect vision and knowledge of him now, ( 1 Corinthians 13:9 1 Corinthians 13:12 ) .


F3 (hary al) "non timebit", Osiander.
F4 "Non videbit eum omuis sapiens corde"; so some in Drusius.

Job 37:24 In-Context

22 From the north comes golden light, the awesome splendor of God.
23 As for the Almighty, we can't find him— he is powerful and just, abundantly righteous— he won't respond.
24 Therefore, people fear him; none of the wise can see him.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or wise in heart; cf 9:4