Geneva Study Bible
(a) That is, the angels, (Job 1:6).
(b) Read (Job 1:6).
(c) He proves Job's integrity by this that he ceased not to fear God when his plagues were grievously upon him.
(d) That is, when you had nothing against him, or when you were not able to bring your purpose to pass.
(e) By this he means that a man's own skin is dearer to him than another man's.
(f) Meaning, his own person.
(g) Thus Satan can go no further in punishing than God has limited him.
(h) This sore was most vehement, with which God also plagued the Egyptians, (Exodus 9:9) and threatened to punish rebellious people, (Deuteronomy 28:27) so that this temptation was most grievous: for if Job had measured God's favour by the vehemency of his disease, he might have thought that God had cast him off.
(i) As destitute of all other help and means and wonderfully afflicted with the sorrow of his disease.
(k) Satan uses the same instrument against Job, as he did against Adam.
(l) Meaning, what do you gain from serving God, seeing he thus plagues you, as though he were your enemy? This is the most grievous temptation for the faithful, when their faith is assailed, and when Satan goes about to persuade them that they trust in God in vain.
(m) For death was appointed to the blasphemer and so she meant that he would quickly be rid of his pain.
(n) That is, to be patient in adversity as we rejoice when he sends prosperity, and so to acknowledge him to be both merciful and just.
(o) He so bridled his desires that his tongue through impatience did not murmur against God.
(p) Who were men of authority, wise and learned, and as the Septuagint writes, kings, and came to comfort him, but when they saw how he was visited, they conceived an evil opinion of him, as though he was a hypocrite and so justly plagued by God for his sins.
(q) This was also a ceremony which they used in those countries as the renting of their clothes in sign of sorrow etc.
(r) And therefore thought that he would not have listened to their counsel.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Job 2". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24