Job 36:15
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English Standard Version
He delivers the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ear by adversity.

King James Bible
He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

American Standard Version
He delivereth the afflicted by their affliction, And openeth their ear in oppression.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall deliver the poor out of his distress, and shall open his ear in affliction.

English Revised Version
He delivereth the afflicted by his affliction, and openeth their ear in oppression.

Webster's Bible Translation
He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

8 And if they are bound with chains,

Holden in cords of affliction:

9 Then He declareth to them their doing

And their transgressions, that they have been vainglorious;

10 Then He openeth their ear to warning,

And commandeth them to turn from iniquity.

The subj. is in no case the רשׁעים (Hahn), but the צדיקים, or those who are as susceptible to discipline as it is needful to them, just as in Psalm 107, which in general presents many instances for an extensive comparison with the speeches of Elihu. The chains, Job 36:8, are meant literally, and the bands, Job 36:8, figuratively; the Psalmist couples both in אסירי עני וברזל, Psalm 107:10. The conclusion begins with Job 36:9, and is repeated in another application, Job 36:10. פּעל in the sense of maleficium, as Arab. fa‛alat, recalls מעשׂה, facinus, Job 33:17. כּי, Job 36:9, as in Job 36:10, an objective quod. It is not translated, however, quod invaluerint (Rosenm.), which is opposed to the most natural sense of the Hithpa., but according to Job 15:25 : quod sese extulerint. מוּסר, παιδεία, disciplina, interchanges here with the more rare מסר used in Job 33:16; there we have already also met with the phrase גּלה אזן, to uncover the ear, i.e., to open. אמר כּי corresponds to the Arab. amara an (bi-an), to command that. The fundamental thought of Elihu here once again comes unmistakeably to view: the sufferings of the righteous are well-meant chastisements, which are to wean them from the sins into which through carnal security they have fallen - a warning from God to penitence, designed to work their good.

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delivereth

Job 36:6 He preserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor.

poor. or, afflicted. openeth

Job 36:10 He opens also their ear to discipline, and commands that they return from iniquity.

2 Chronicles 12:8 Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

Cross References
Job 5:15
But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty.

Job 5:17
"Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.

Job 15:11
Are the comforts of God too small for you, or the word that deals gently with you?

Job 33:16
then he opens the ears of men and terrifies them with warnings,

Job 36:8
And if they are bound in chains and caught in the cords of affliction,

Job 36:10
He opens their ears to instruction and commands that they return from iniquity.

Job 36:21
Take care; do not turn to iniquity, for this you have chosen rather than affliction.

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