Section: Tanach Category: Iyov
|Part 13 Perek 15-16: Iyov Begs Hashem To Unravel The Enigma|
"I have heard such things many times." Iyov complains that Eliphaz is repeating the same ideas without adding anything new.
"You are all troublesome consolers." Iyov accuses his friends of being unable to comfort him, but nevertheless, they continue to talk. Eventually, Iyov will be too weary to answer them, and his silence will convey the false impression that they were successful in comforting him.
"Is there an end to words of wind?" Iyov protests that Eliphaz's answers are unsatisfactory since they are not backed by proof.
"I could also speak like you, if your soul was instead of my soul." Iyov tells his friends that if their positions were reversed, he would act very differently than them. He wouldn't accuse them of being reshaim, but would support them and share the pain of the suffering they were afflicted with unjustly.
Iyov turns to Hashem and asks that He grant him a guarantee on the verity of his friends' claim of the eternal life of the neshama. He complains that he is unable to grasp this concept with his senses or his sechel, and therefore is not convinced of its truth.