|Job chapter 1|
||The holiness, riches, and religious care of Job for his children.
||Satan, appearing before God, by calumniation obtains leave to afflict Job.
||Understanding of the loss of his children and goods, in his mourning he blesses God.
|Job chapter 2|
||Satan appearing again before God, obtains further leave to tempt Job.
||He smites him with sore boils.
||Job reproves his wife, who moved him to curse God.
||His three friends console with him in silence.
|Job chapter 3|
||Job curses the day and services of his birth.
||The ease of death.
||He complains of life, because of his anguish.
|Job chapter 4|
||Eliphaz reproves Job for want of religion.
||He teaches God's judgments to be not for the righteous, but for the wicked.
||His fearful vision to humble the excellency of creatures before God.
|Job chapter 5|
||Eliphaz shews that the end of the wicked is misery;
||that man is born to trouble;
||that God is to be regarded in affliction;
||the happy end of God's correction.
|Job chapter 6|
||Job shews that his complaints are not causeless.
||He wishes for death, wherein he is assured of comfort.
||He reproves his friends of unkindness.
|Job chapter 7|
||Job excuses his desire of death.
||He complains of his own restlessness, and expostulates with God.
|Job chapter 8|
||Bildad shews God's justice in dealing with men according to their works.
||He alleges antiquity to prove the certain destruction of the hypocrite.
||He applies God's just dealing to Job.
|Job chapter 9|
||Job acknowledges God's justice.
||Man's innocency is not to be condemned by afflictions.
|Job chapter 10|
||Job, taking liberty of complaint, expostulates with God about his afflictions.
||He complains of life, and craves a little ease before death.
|Job chapter 11|
||Zophar reproves Job for justifying himself.
||God's wisdom is unsearchable.
||The assured blessing of repentance.
|Job chapter 12|
||Job maintains himself against his friends that reprove him.
||He acknowledges the general doctrine of God's omnipotence.
|Job chapter 13|
||Job reproves his friends for partiality.
||He professes his confidence in God; and entreats to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him.
|Job chapter 14|
||Job entreats God for favour, by the shortness of life, and certainty of death.
||He waits for his change.
||By sin the creature is subject to corruption.
|Job chapter 15|
||Eliphaz reproves Job for impiety in justifying himself.
||He proves by tradition the unquietness of wicked men.
|Job chapter 16|
||Job reproves his friends for unmercifulness.
||He maintains his innocency.
|Job chapter 17|
||Job appeals from men to God.
||The unmerciful dealing of men with the afflicted may astonish, but not discourage the righteous.
||His hope is not in life, but in death.
|Job chapter 18|
||Bildad reproves Job for presumption and impatience.
||The calamities of the wicked.
|Job chapter 19|
||Job, complaining of his friends' cruelty, shews there is misery enough in him to feed their cruelty.
||He craves pity.
||He believes the resurrection.
|Job chapter 20|
||Zophar shews the state and portion of the wicked.
|Job chapter 21|
||Job shews that even in the judgment of man he has reason to be grieved.
||Sometimes the wicked prosper, though they despise God.
||Sometimes their destruction is manifest.
||The happy and unhappy are alike in death.
||The judgment of the wicked is in another world.
|Job chapter 22|
||Eliphaz shews that man's goodness profits not God.
||He accuses Job of divers sins.
||He exhorts him to repentance, with promises of mercy.
|Job chapter 23|
||Job longs to appear before God,
||in confidence of his mercy.
||God, who is invisible, observes our ways.
||God's decree is immutable.
|Job chapter 24|
||Wickedness often goes unpunished.
||There is a secret judgment for the wicked.
|Job chapter 25|
||Bildad shews that man cannot be justified before God.
|Job chapter 26|
||Job, reproving the uncharitable spirit of Bildad,
||acknowledges the power of God to be infinite and unsearchable.
|Job chapter 27|
||Job protests his sincerity.
||The hypocrite is without hope.
||The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses.
|Job chapter 28|
||There is a knowledge of natural things.
||But wisdom is an excellent gift of God.
|Job chapter 29|
||Job bemoans his former prosperity.
|Job chapter 30|
||Job's honour is turned into extreme contempt;
||and his prosperity into calamity.
|Job chapter 31|
||Job makes a solemn protestation of his integrity in several duties.
|Job chapter 32|
||Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends.
||Because wisdom comes not from age, he excuses the boldness of his youth.
||He reproves them for not satisfying Job.
||His zeal to speak.
|Job chapter 33|
||Elihu offers himself instead of God to reason with Job.
||He excuses God from giving man an account of his ways, by his greatness.
||God calls man to repentance by visions, by afflictions, and by his ministry.
||He incites Job to attention.
|Job chapter 34|
||Elihu accuses Job for charging God with injustice.
||God omnipotent cannot be unjust.
||Man must humble himself unto God.
||Elihu reproves Job.
|Job chapter 35|
||Comparison is not to be made with God, because our good or evil cannot extend unto him.
||Many cry in their afflictions, but are not heard for want of faith.
|Job chapter 36|
||Elihu shews how God is just in his ways.
||How Job's sins hinder God's blessings.
||God's works are to be magnified.
|Job chapter 37|
||God is to be feared because of his great works.
||His wisdom is unsearchable in them.
|Job chapter 38|
||God challenges Job to answer.
||God, by his mighty works, convinces Job of ignorance,
||and of imbecility.
|Job chapter 39|
||Of the wild goats and hinds.
||Of the wild ass.
||The peacock, stork, and ostrich.
|Job chapter 40|
||Job humbles himself to God.
||God stirs him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom.
||Of the behemoth.
|Job chapter 41|
||Of God's great power in the leviathan.
|Job chapter 42|
||Job submits himself unto God.
||God, preferring Job's cause, makes his friends submit themselves, and accepts him.
||He magnifies and blesses Job.
||Job's age and death.