Job 15:12

12 Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,

Read Job 15:12 Using Other Translations

Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
Why does your heart carry you away, and why do your eyes flash,
What has taken away your reason? What has weakened your vision,

What does Job 15:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 15:12

Why doth thine heart carry thee away?
&c.] To such conceit of thyself, and contempt of others, and even to slight the consolations of God; the heart, being deceitful and wicked, sometimes carries away good men to say and do those things which are unbecoming; and if, in any instance, this was Job's case, it was owing to his own heart, which carried him beyond due bounds; for whenever any man is "tempted" to do evil, "he is drawn away of his own lust", and enticed, ( James 1:14 ) ;

and what do thine eyes wink at;
conniving at and shutting his eyes against his own sins and iniquities, unwilling to see them, and be convinced of them, and own them; or shutting them against the charges and reproofs of his friends, and all the light and evidence with which they came; or rather as carelessly attending to them, and scoffing and sneering at them: some render it, "what do thine eyes aim at" F3? as men, when they take an aim at a mark, wink with or shut one eye; what are thy designs? what hast thou in view? what wouldest thou be at, talking and behaving in such a manner as thou dost?


FOOTNOTES:

F3 (Nwmz) "collimant", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius; so Broughton.
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