Saturday, December 11, 2010

Job, Chapters 9 & 10

Chapter 9

Job starts lawyering all his friends' arguments, saying he can never prove himself against god's superior wit and wisdom. He points out that a pissed-off god has caused earthquakes, toppled mountains and turned the sun off. Then he points out all the miracles god has performed, including invisibility. Anyway, he can't argue with god, he can only plead for mercy. Well, it's something to do besides sit on a dung heap scratching yourself with broken pottery and arguing with your bitchy friends. He's also not sure god will even give him an appointment, and points out how badly he's been treated. Sounds like a bunch of whiny excuses to me. He complains again that he's innocent and hates his life and spits out that god destroys people's lives regardless. Then he really gets going, bitching about god sending plagues, then laughing at those who succumb, turning a blind eye when the wicked take over. He refuses to put on a happy smile because god will still think he's guilty and idly wishes for a mediator so he could stop living in fear. Strong words!

Chapter 10

Job is still complaining that god hasn't read the charges to him yet and starts addressing the deity directly, asking him why he gave him everything then took it away. He points out that if he sinned, god never punished him. It's pretty much the same as every other time he speaks.

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