Yahweh confronts Job directly (Job 38:1-38:3)

“Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind.

‘Who is this that darkens counsel?

Who speaks words without knowledge?

Gird up your loins like a man!

I will question you.

You shall declare to me!’”

Now finally, we hear from God himself. It is Yahweh, the God of Moses, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who speaks. He speaks to Job out of a whirlwind as he had done to many of his prophets. He had spoken to Moses in a cloud. Here there are 2 speeches of Yahweh and 2 responses of Job. Yahweh poses a series of questions to Job. He said that Job was speaking words without knowledge. He told him to be like a man. Even though Job is not Jewish, the God of Israel and not the almighty Shaddai was going to question him directly.

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