1. wife >
she says, " curse God and die" - this advise does him no good
2. Job's friend Eliphaz >
says, " can man be more righteous that God, or purer than who made him?" - not very intelligent advisement...its obvious the answer
3. Jobs friend Bildad >
says, "Just ask the older generation, they will teach you" - not wise, tries to put responsibility on someone who knows more than he does
4. Jobs friend Zophar >
says, "should a speech go un-answered just because it is long? Is someone with "ready lips" always right?"
** none of these first 4 counselors give Job wise counsel
5. Elihu >
tries to tell Job he has sinned
- 6. God > asks Job 64 questions in order to teach him
- - after this, Job praises God and prays for his friends
- - God's questions has to do with "creation"
- - argument presented by God to Job: there are MANY things we humans will never understand, but God does, and he is in control