Job’s Friends Arrive to Comfort Him (Job 2:11-13)Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project
With Satan having done his worst, Job could really use some support. Job’s three friends enter the story and are depicted as sensitive, pious and sympathetic men. They go so far as to sit with Job for seven days and nights (Job 2:13). They are wise enough — at this point — not to say anything. Comfort comes from the friends’ presence in adversity, not from anything they might say to make things better. Nothing they can say could make things better.
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Table of Contents
- Prologue (Job 1-2)
- Job’s Friends Arrive to Comfort Him (Job 2:11-13)
- Job’s Friends Blame Job for the Calamity (Job 4-23)
- Job’s Second Lament (Job 29-42)
- God Appears (Job 38-42:9)
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