Commentary > Job
Job 1-2 Job pious and prosperous; Perseveres through trials
Job 3 Job's initial lament
Job 4-5 Eliphaz's first speech: The innocent do not suffer
Job 6-7 Job's response: Pleading for comfort
Job 8 Bildad's first speech: God does not reject the blameless
Job 9-10 Job's response: How can a man contend with God?
Job 11 Zophar's first speech: Job needs to repent
Job 12:1-13:19 Job's response: Rather than seek answers of his worthless friends, Job would seek them of God
Job 13:20-14:22 Job appeals to God
Job 15 Eliphaz's second speech: It is the wicked who suffer endlessly, defy God and lose all they have
Job 16-17 Job's response: His friends are miserable comforters
Job 18 Bildad's second speech: The wicked are wiped out
Job 19 Job's response: Laments suffering but trusts in his Redeemer and resurrection
Job 20 Zophar's second speech: The heritage of the wicked
Job 21 Job's response: The wicked often prosper
Job 22 Eliphaz's third speech: False charges against Job
Job 23-24 Job's response: God would find him innocent; Why do the innocent suffer and the guilty get away with it?
Job 25-26 Bildad's third speech: How can man be righteous before God?; Job's response: Bildad has been useless in helping Job and in explaining God
Job 27-28 Job's response continued: Those who mistreat him are wicked and will be judged; Wisdom comes only from God
Job 29-30 Job's summary discourse: He was blessed and respected but is now mocked and devastated
Job 31:1-32:1 Job's summary discourse concludes: He is innocent
Job 32:2-33:33 Elihu's first speech: Suffering is to teach and save men
Job 34-35 Elihu's second and third speeches: Defends God's justice
Job 36-37 Elihu's fourth speech: Further defense of God and proclamation of the Creator's vast power and wisdom
Job 38:39-40:5 God's first discourse continued: He rules and tends the animal world First discourse concludes: Will Job correct God, Job's first response to God: He has no answer
Job 38:1-38 God's first discourse: He rules and tends the universe
Job 40:6-41:34 God's second discourse: Does Job think he can do a better job of being God?; Behemoth and Leviathan
Job 42 Job repents and is restored and blessed