Job 40:6

6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:

Job 40:6 in Other Translations

6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
6 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
6 Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind:
6 God addressed Job next from the eye of the storm, and this is what he said:
6 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:

Job 40:6 Meaning and Commentary

Job 40:6

Then answered the Lord unto Job out of the whirlwind
Some think that the whirlwind ceased while the Lord spake the words in ( Job 40:2 ) ; which encouraged Job to make the answer he did; but others are of opinion that it continued, and now increased, and was more boisterous than before. The Targum calls it the whirlwind of tribulation: comfort does not always follow immediately on first convictions; Job, though humbled, was not yet humbled enough: God will have a fuller confession of sin from him: it was not sufficient to say he was vile, he must declare his sorrow for his sin, his abhorrence of it, and of himself for it, and his repentance of it; and that he had said things of God he ought not to have said, and which he understood not; and though he had said he would answer no more, God will make him say more, and therefore continued the whirlwind, and to speak out of it; for he had more to say to him, and give him further proof of his power to his full conviction;

and said;
as follows.

Job 40:6 In-Context

4 “I am unworthy—how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5 I spoke once, but I have no answer— twice, but I will say no more.”
6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 “Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Exodus 14:21; S Job 38:1
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