Geneva Study Bible
(a) I confess the power of God, and am one of his, therefore you should hear me.
(b) Because Job had wished to dispute his cause with God, (Job 16:21) so that he might do it without fear, Elihu says, he will reason in God's stead, whom he does not need to fear.
(c) I will not handle you so roughly as these others have done.
(d) He repeats Job's words, by which he protested his innocency in various places, but especially in the 13th, 16th and 30th chapters.
(e) The cause of his judgments is not always declared to man.
(f) Though God by various examples of his judgments speak to man, yet the reason for it is not known, yea and though God should speak yet is he not understood.
(g) God, he says, speaks commonly, either by visions to teach us the cause of his judgments, of else by affliction or by his messenger.
(h) That is, determined to send on them.
(i) He shows for why God sends afflictions: to beat down man's pride, and to turn from evil.
(k) That is, his painful and miserable life.
(l) To them that will bury him.
(m) A man sent from God to declare his will.
(n) A singular man, and as one chosen out of a thousand, who is able to declare the great mercies of God to sinners: and in which man's righteousness stands, which is through the justice of Jesus Christ.
(o) He shows that it is a sure token of God's mercy toward sinners, when he causes his word to be preached to them.
(p) That is, the minister will by the preaching of the word pronounce to him the forgiveness of his sins.
(q) He will feel God's favour and rejoice; declaring by this in which stands the true joy of the faithful, and that God will restore him to health, which is a token of his blessing.
(r) God will forgive his sins, and accept him as just.
(s) That is, done wickedly.
(t) But my sins have been the cause of God's wrath toward me.
(u) God will forgive the penitent sinner.
(x) Meaning, as often as a sinner repents.
(y) If you doubt anything, or see opportunity to speak against it.
(z) That is, to show you, in which mans justification consists.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Job 33". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
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