Job 5:1

Call now, if there be any that will answer you; and to which of the holy ones will you turn?
Read Chapter 5

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Saints. This is a proof of the invocation of the saints (Calmet) and angels. (Haydock) The Jews often begged God to have mercy on them for the sake of the patriarchs, 2 Paralipomenon vi. 42. (Calmet) Eliphaz, therefore, exhorts Job, if he have any patron or angel, to bring him forward in his defence. (Menochius) Septuagint, "Invoke now if any one will hear thee, or if thou perceive any of the holy angels "(Haydock) as I have done. (Menochius) He extols himself, to correct the pretended presumption of his friend, (Calmet) and other defects, which none will dare to deny, as he supposes. See St. Gregory, v. 30. (Worthington)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Through these words Eliphaz shows the excellence of God. Since it was natural for Job to examine his own situation on the ground of his personal reflections, observe what Eliphaz says: “Do not speak so.” God is great. He does many things that we don’t understand. Our lowliness is profound.… Whatever God might do, he does well. - "Commentary on Job 5.1a"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

App Store LogoPlay Store Logo