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Introduction

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Exposition

I. PROLOGUE chs. 12

A. Job's Character 1:1-5

B. Job's Calamities 1:62:10

1. The first test 1:6-22

2. The second test 2:1-10

C. Job's Comforters 2:11-13

II. THE DIALOGUE CONCERNING THE BASIS OF THE DIVINE-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP 3:142:6

A. Job's Personal Lament ch. 3

1. The wish that he had not been born 3:1-10

2. The wish that he had died at birth 3:11-19

3. The wish that he could die then 3:20-26

B. The First Cycle of Speeches between Job and His Three Friends chs. 414

1. Eliphaz's first speech chs. 45

Eliphaz's rebuke of Job 4:1-6

Eliphaz's view of suffering 4:7-11

Eliphaz's vision 4:12-21

Eliphaz's counsel to Job 5:1-16

Eliphaz's reminder of God's blessings 5:17-27

2. Job's first reply to Eliphaz chs. 67

Job's reason for complaining 6:1-7

Job's desperate condition 6:8-13

Job's disappointment with his friends 6:14-23

Job's invitation to his friends 6:24-30

Job's miserable suffering 7:1-6

Job's prayer to God 7:7-21

3. Bildad's first speech ch. 8

The justice of God 8:1-7

The evidence from history 8:8-10

Illustrations of Job's godlessness 8:11-19

The possibility of blessing 8:20-22

4. Job's first reply to Bildad chs. 910

The greatness of God 9:1-12

The arbitrary actions of God 9:13-24

The unfairness of God 9:25-35

Job's challenge to God ch. 10

5. Zophar's first speech ch. 11

Zophar's rebuke of Job 11:1-6

Zophar's praise of God's wisdom 11:7-12

Zophar's appeal to Job 11:13-20

6. Job's first reply to Zophar chs. 1214

Job's repudiation of his friends 12:113:19

Job's presentation of his case to God 13:20-28

Job's despair ch. 14

C. The Second Cycle of Speeches between Job and His Three Friends chs. 1521

1. Eliphaz's second speech ch. 15

Job's attitude rebuked 15:1-16

The fate of the wicked 15:17-35

2. Job's second reply to Eliphaz chs. 1617

Job's disgust with his friends 16:1-5

Job's distress at God's hand 16:6-17

Job's desire for a representative in heaven 16:1817:2

Job's disclaimer of his friends 17:3-5

Job's despair in the face of death 17:6-16

3. Bildad's second speech ch. 18

Bildad's criticism of Job 18:1-4

Bildad's warning concerning the wicked 18:5-21

4. Job's second reply to Bildad ch. 19

The hostility of Job's accusers 19:1-6

The "hostility" of God 19:7-12

The hostility of Job's other acquaintances 19:13-22

Job's confidence in God 19:23-29

5. Zophar's second speech ch. 20

Zophar's anger 20:1-3

The brief prosperity and thorough destruction of the wicked 20:4-11

The unprofitability of wickedness 20:12-23

The inescapable end of the wicked 20:24-29

6. Job's second reply to Zophar ch. 21

Job's request to be heard 21:1-6

The wicked person's continued prosperity 21:7-16

The reason the wicked die 21:17-26

The lifelong prosperity of some wicked people 21:27-34

D. The Third cycle of Speeches between Job and His Three Friends chs. 2227

1. Eliphaz's third speech ch. 22

God's disinterest in Job 22:1-5

Job's social sins 22:6-11

Job's spiritual defiance 22:12-20

Job's need to repent 22:21-30

2. Job's third reply to Eliphaz chs. 2324

Job's longing 23:1-7

Job's innocence 23:8-12

Job's frustration 23:1324:17

Job's confidence 24:18-25

3. Bildad's third speech ch. 25

4. Job's third reply to Bildad chs. 2627

Job's denunciation of Bildad's wisdom ch. 26

Job's denial of his friends' wisdom ch. 27

E. Job's Concluding Soliloquies chs. 2831

1. Job's discourse on God's wisdom ch. 28

2. Job's defense of his innocence ch. 29-31

Job's past blessedness ch. 29

Job's present misery ch. 30

Job's continuing innocence ch. 31

F. Elihu's Speeches chs. 3237

1. The introduction of Elihu 32:1-5

2. Elihu's first speech 32:633:33

Elihu's reasons for speaking 32:6-22

Elihu's first response to Job ch. 33

3. Elihu's second speech ch. 34

Job's plea of innocence 34:1-9

Elihu's defense of God's justice 34:10-37

4. Elihu's third speech ch. 35

Job's position of indifference 35:1-3

Elihu's defense of God's freedom 35:4-16

5. Elihu's fourth speech chs. 3637

God's dealings with man 36:1-25

God's dealings with nature 36:2637:24

G. The Cycle of Speeches between Job and God 38:142:6

1. God's first speech 38:140:2

God's introductory challenge to Job 38:1-3

God's questions of Job 38:439:30

God's concluding challenge to Job 40:1-2

2. Job's first reply to God 40:3-5

3. God's second speech 40:641:34

God's challenge 40:6-14

God's questions 40:1541:34

4. Job's second reply to God 42:1-6

III. EPILOGUE 42:7-17

A. Job's Friends 42:7-9

B. Job's Fortune 42:10-17

Conclusion

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