Job chapter 1

1:1-5.

The holiness, riches, and religious care of Job for his children.

1:6-12.

Satan, appearing before God, by calumniation obtains leave to afflict Job.

1:13-22.

Understanding of the loss of his children and goods, in his mourning he blesses God.

Job chapter 2

2:1-6.

Satan appearing again before God, obtains further leave to tempt Job.

2:7-8.

He smites him with sore boils.

2:9-10.

Job reproves his wife, who moved him to curse God.

2:11-13.

His three friends console with him in silence.

Job chapter 3

3:1-12.

Job curses the day and services of his birth.

3:13-19.

The ease of death.

3:20-26.

He complains of life, because of his anguish.

Job chapter 4

4:1-6.

Eliphaz reproves Job for want of religion.

4:7-11.

He teaches God's judgments to be not for the righteous, but for the wicked.

4:12-21.

His fearful vision to humble the excellency of creatures before God.

Job chapter 5

5:1-5.

Eliphaz shews that the end of the wicked is misery;

5:6-7.

that man is born to trouble;

5:8-16.

that God is to be regarded in affliction;

5:17-27.

the happy end of God's correction.

Job chapter 6

6:1-7.

Job shews that his complaints are not causeless.

6:8-13.

He wishes for death, wherein he is assured of comfort.

6:14-30.

He reproves his friends of unkindness.

Job chapter 7

7:1-11.

Job excuses his desire of death.

7:12-21.

He complains of his own restlessness, and expostulates with God.

Job chapter 8

8:1-7.

Bildad shews God's justice in dealing with men according to their works.

8:8-19.

He alleges antiquity to prove the certain destruction of the hypocrite.

8:20-22.

He applies God's just dealing to Job.

Job chapter 9

9:1-21.

Job acknowledges God's justice.

9:22-35.

Man's innocency is not to be condemned by afflictions.

Job chapter 10

10:1-17.

Job, taking liberty of complaint, expostulates with God about his afflictions.

10:18-22.

He complains of life, and craves a little ease before death.

Job chapter 11

11:1-4.

Zophar reproves Job for justifying himself.

11:5-12.

God's wisdom is unsearchable.

11:13-20.

The assured blessing of repentance.

Job chapter 12

12:1-6.

Job maintains himself against his friends that reprove him.

12:7-25.

He acknowledges the general doctrine of God's omnipotence.

Job chapter 13

13:1-13.

Job reproves his friends for partiality.

13:14-28.

He professes his confidence in God; and entreats to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.

Job chapter 14

14:1-6.

Job entreats God for favour, by the shortness of life, and certainty of death.

14:7-15.

He waits for his change.

14:16-22.

By sin the creature is subject to corruption.

Job chapter 15

15:1-16.

Eliphaz reproves Job for impiety in justifying himself.

15:17-35.

He proves by tradition the unquietness of wicked men.

Job chapter 16

16:1-16.

Job reproves his friends for unmercifulness.

16:17-22.

He maintains his innocency.

Job chapter 17

17:1-5.

Job appeals from men to God.

17:6-10.

The unmerciful dealing of men with the afflicted may astonish, but not discourage the righteous.

17:11-16.

His hope is not in life, but in death.

Job chapter 18

18:1-4.

Bildad reproves Job for presumption and impatience.

18:5-21.

The calamities of the wicked.

Job chapter 19

19:1-20.

Job, complaining of his friends' cruelty, shews there is misery enough in him to feed their cruelty.

19:21-22.

He craves pity.

19:23-29.

He believes the resurrection.

Job chapter 20

20:1-29.

Zophar shews the state and portion of the wicked.

Job chapter 21

21:1-6.

Job shews that even in the judgment of man he has reason to be grieved.

21:7-15.

Sometimes the wicked prosper, though they despise God.

21:16-20.

Sometimes their destruction is manifest.

21:21-26.

The happy and unhappy are alike in death.

21:27-34.

The judgment of the wicked is in another world.

Job chapter 22

22:1-4.

Eliphaz shews that man's goodness profits not God.

22:5-20.

He accuses Job of divers sins.

22:21-30.

He exhorts him to repentance, with promises of mercy.

Job chapter 23

23:1-5.

Job longs to appear before God,

23:6-7.

in confidence of his mercy.

23:8-10.

God, who is invisible, observes our ways.

23:11-12.

Job's innocency.

23:13-17.

God's decree is immutable.

Job chapter 24

24:1-16.

Wickedness often goes unpunished.

24:17-25.

There is a secret judgment for the wicked.

Job chapter 25

25:1-6.

Bildad shews that man cannot be justified before God.

Job chapter 26

26:1-4.

Job, reproving the uncharitable spirit of Bildad,

26:5-14.

acknowledges the power of God to be infinite and unsearchable.

Job chapter 27

27:1-7.

Job protests his sincerity.

27:8-10.

The hypocrite is without hope.

27:11-23.

The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.

Job chapter 28

28:1-11.

There is a knowledge of natural things.

28:12-28.

But wisdom is an excellent gift of God.

Job chapter 29

29:1-25.

Job bemoans his former prosperity.

Job chapter 30

30:1-14.

Job's honour is turned into extreme contempt;

30:15-31.

and his prosperity into calamity.

Job chapter 31

31:1-40.

Job makes a solemn protestation of his integrity in several duties.

Job chapter 32

32:1-5.

Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends.

32:6-10.

Because wisdom comes not from age, he excuses the boldness of his youth.

32:11-15.

He reproves them for not satisfying Job.

32:16-22.

His zeal to speak.

Job chapter 33

33:1-7.

Elihu offers himself instead of God to reason with Job.

33:8-13.

He excuses God from giving man an account of his ways, by his greatness.

33:14-30.

God calls man to repentance by visions, by afflictions, and by his ministry.

33:31-33.

He incites Job to attention.

Job chapter 34

34:1-9.

Elihu accuses Job for charging God with injustice.

34:10-30.

God omnipotent cannot be unjust.

34:31-33.

Man must humble himself unto God.

34:34-37.

Elihu reproves Job.

Job chapter 35

35:1-8.

Comparison is not to be made with God, because our good or evil cannot extend unto him.

35:9-16.

Many cry in their afflictions, but are not heard for want of faith.

Job chapter 36

36:1-15.

Elihu shews how God is just in his ways.

36:16-23.

How Job's sins hinder God's blessings.

36:24-33.

God's works are to be magnified.

Job chapter 37

37:1-14.

God is to be feared because of his great works.

37:15-24.

His wisdom is unsearchable in them.

Job chapter 38

38:1-3.

God challenges Job to answer.

38:4-30.

God, by his mighty works, convinces Job of ignorance,

38:31-41.

and of imbecility.

Job chapter 39

39:1-4.

Of the wild goats and hinds.

39:5-8.

Of the wild ass.

39:9-12.

The unicorn.

39:13-18.

The peacock, stork, and ostrich.

39:19-25.

The horse.

39:26.

The hawk.

39:27-30.

The eagle.

Job chapter 40

40:1-5.

Job humbles himself to God.

40:6-15.

God stirs him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom.

40:16-24.

Of the behemoth.

Job chapter 41

41:1-34.

Of God's great power in the leviathan.

Job chapter 42

42:1-6.

Job submits himself unto God.

42:7-9.

God, preferring Job's cause, makes his friends submit themselves, and accepts him.

42:10-15.

He magnifies and blesses Job.

42:16-17.

Job's age and death.