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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Job 15:1-16

Eliphaz here falls very foul upon Job, because he contradicted what he and his colleagues had said, and did not acquiesce in it and applaud it, as they expected. Proud people are apt thus to take it very much amiss if they may not have leave to dictate and give law to all about them, and to censure those as ignorant and obstinate, and all that is naught, who cannot in every thing say as they say. Several great crimes Eliphaz here charges Job with, only because he would not own himself a... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Job 15:6

Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I ,.... Or shows thee to be a wicked person, guilty of things charged upon thee; out of thine own mouth thou art convicted, there needs no other evidence to be brought against thee, that is sufficient: and thou savest me, and any other, the trouble of passing the sentence of condemnation upon thee; thou hast done it thyself, thine own mouth is judge and jury, and brings in the verdict, and pronounces it, as well as is the witness, as follows, and is... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Job 15:1-16

Eliphaz to Job: Resumption of the second controversy: 1. An overwhelming indictment. I. OLD ACCUSATIONS REPEATED . 1 . Unprofitable talk. The replies given by Job in the preceding colloquy Eliphaz characterizes as 2 . Manifest impiety. Eliphaz had already ( Job 4:6 ) insinuated that Job was devoid of true religion; here he regards the insinuation as substantiated by the conduct of Job himself in three particulars. 3 . Astounding presumption. Stung by Job's ridicule... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Job 15:1-19

Perversity and impenitence rebuked. In the next six chapters the controversy between Job and his friends takes a new and embittered turn. They muster their forces to put down the daring speaker, who as they deem has challenged the justice of God. They seek to humiliate him as a late-born, itinerant, and passionate man, who has incurred fresh guilt by his impious questionings and blasphemies. Eliphaz gives a terrible representation of the general truth that the wicked man, living for himself... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Job 15:6

Thine own mouth condemneth thee . So of a greater than Job it was said, "He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death" ( Matthew 26:65 , Matthew 26:66 ). Malevolence delights in misunderstanding and misinterpreting the utterances of the righteous. And not I . A weak disclaimer! As if Job's supposed guilt did not depend on the construction put upon his words . Yea,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Job 15:6

A man condemned by his own mouth. These words have a singular and quite unintentional application as they proceed from one of Job's comforters. Eliphaz means them for his victim, but they rebound on their author. The three friends afford striking instances of men condemned by their own mouths. As we read their pretentious and unsympathetic sentences, we cannot but also read between the lines the self-condemnation of the speakers. The only safe way to use so dangerous a weapon as that which... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Job 15:6

Thine own mouth condemneth thee - That is, the sentiments which you have uttered show that you cannot be a pious man. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Job 15:5-6

Job 15:5-6. Thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity Thy words discover the naughtiness of thy heart, and justify my charge against thee, that thou castest off fear, &c. Thou choosest the tongue of the crafty Thou speakest wickedly and craftily: thou coverest thy impious principles with fair pretences of piety and respect for God, wherewith thou endeavourest to deceive men. Thine own mouth condemneth thee My condemnation of thee is grounded on thy own words. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Job 15:1-35

15:1-21:34 SECOND ROUND OF ARGUMENTEliphaz speaks (15:1-35)The three friends are offended that their collective wisdom has not humbled Job as they had hoped. They are angered that Job continues to argue with God. Therefore, in this the second round of argument they emphasize the terrors of God’s judgment, hoping that this might bring Job to repentance.Eliphaz, the least aggressive of the three, leads off again, though clearly even he is angered and offended at Job’s speech. Job claims to be a... read more

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