|God is exalted in his power. |
Who is a teacher like him?
|Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?|
|Behold, God is exalted in His power; |
Who is a teacher like Him?
|Job 36:22 |
Elihu says that God intended to teach Job something through his affliction. Rather than trying to correct the Teacher, Job should remember to magnify God's work as Maker of all things. Thus, Elihu is setting the stage for the Lord, who will emphasize this concept in His speeches at the end of the Book of Job (38:1-42:6).
Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Job 36:16-29). : T. Nelson Publishers.
Elihu suggested-probably correctly- that Job was being disciplined and refined by fire for his greater good, or to teach greater truth. Perhaps because of the merit of Elihu's arguments, God did not reproach him the way he did Job's three other friends (42:7-9).
Word in life study Bible . 1997, c1996 (electronic ed.) (Job 32:4). : Thomas Nelson.