Job 9:6

6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

Job 9:6 Meaning and Commentary

Job 9:6

Which shaketh the earth out of her place
Can do it, and will do it at the last day, when it shall be utterly broken down, clean dissolved, and reel to and fro like a drunkard, and be removed as a cottage, and which John in a vision saw flee away from the presence of him that sat upon the throne, ( Isaiah 24:19 Isaiah 24:20 ) ( Revelation 20:11 ) ; for this cannot be understood of earthquakes in common, which are only partial, and do not remove the earth out of its place, only shake some parts of it; and this may also refer to the time of the flood, when the earth received some change and alteration in its situation, as Mr. Burnet in his Theory of the Earth observes; and the Apostle Peter suggests something of this kind, when he distinguishes the present earth from the former, which he says stood out of the water and in it, but the present earth not so, but is reserved for fire, ( 2 Peter 3:5-7 ) ;

and the pillars thereof tremble;
the centre or lower parts of it, see ( Psalms 75:3 ) .

Job 9:6 In-Context

4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
5 Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.
6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.
7 Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
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