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The Patience of Job

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The Patience of Job
"..Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?"
Job 2:10
Media: Photoshop CS, Wacom Tablet
Reference: Ahrum-Stock [link]
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12000x6600px 12.79 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LZ2
Shutter Speed
10/100 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Dec 30, 2006, 5:54:50 AM
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SwayN9neHobbyist Writer

Job 38 


Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind,

“Who is this who darkens counsel
    by words without knowledge?
Brace yourself like a man,
    for I will question you, then you answer me!

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
    Declare, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measures, if you know?
    Or who stretched the line on it?
Whereupon were its foundations fastened?
    Or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars sang together,
    and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

“Or who shut up the sea with doors,
    when it broke out of the womb,
when I made clouds its garment,
    and wrapped it in thick darkness,
10 marked out for it my bound,
    set bars and doors,
11 and said, ‘Here you may come, but no further.
    Here your proud waves shall be stayed?’

12 “Have you commanded the morning in your days,
    and caused the dawn to know its place;
13 that it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
    and shake the wicked out of it?
14 It is changed as clay under the seal,
    and presented as a garment.
15 From the wicked, their light is withheld.
    The high arm is broken.

16 “Have you entered into the springs of the sea?
    Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep?
17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you?
    Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?
18 Have you comprehended the earth in its width?
    Declare, if you know it all.

19 “What is the way to the dwelling of light?
    As for darkness, where is its place,
20 that you should take it to its bound,
    that you should discern the paths to its house?
21 Surely you know, for you were born then,
    and the number of your days is great!
22 Have you entered the treasuries of the snow,
    or have you seen the treasures of the hail,
23 which I have reserved against the time of trouble,
    against the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is the lightning distributed,
    or the east wind scattered on the earth?
25 Who has cut a channel for the flood water,
    or the path for the thunderstorm;
26 To cause it to rain on a land where no man is;
    on the wilderness, in which there is no man;
27 to satisfy the waste and desolate ground,
    to cause the tender grass to grow?
28 Does the rain have a father?
    Or who fathers the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb came the ice?
    The gray frost of the sky, who has given birth to it?
30 The waters become hard like stone,
    when the surface of the deep is frozen.

31 “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades,
    or loosen the cords of Orion?
32 Can you lead the constellations out in their season?
    Or can you guide the Bear with her cubs?
33 Do you know the laws of the heavens?
    Can you establish its dominion over the earth?

34 “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
    That abundance of waters may cover you?
35 Can you send out lightnings, that they may go?
    Do they report to you, ‘Here we are?’
36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts?
    Or who has given understanding to the mind?
37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom?
    Or who can pour out the bottles of the sky,
38 when the dust runs into a mass,
    and the clods of earth stick together?

39 “Can you hunt the prey for the lioness,
    or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
40 when they crouch in their dens,
    and lie in wait in the thicket?
41 Who provides for the raven his prey,
    when his young ones cry to God,
    and wander for lack of food?


Randamu-Chan's avatar
Randamu-ChanHobbyist General Artist
Wow!
ArtistXero's avatar
ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks yo!
Randamu-Chan's avatar
Randamu-ChanHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
HPNotHarryPotter's avatar
Wow. The patience really shows here, both your own and Job's.
ArtistXero's avatar
ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
The boils were both fun and tedious.
HPNotHarryPotter's avatar
I imagine so.
Jeovanna's avatar
One of my favorite bible books!, However, amazing picture!
ArtistXero's avatar
ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
Patrucca's avatar
PatruccaStudent General Artist
beautiful and epic! Job is one of my favorite books in the Bible. :)

-P.A.
ArtistXero's avatar
ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
And one worth telling through comic form.
Patrucca's avatar
PatruccaStudent General Artist
Indeed. I had started scribbling out some ideas for a Job comic myself. I just haven't had the time to push it further :)

-P.A.
ArtistXero's avatar
ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
Job's kinda hard. Half the story is dudes talking to each other.
Patrucca's avatar
PatruccaStudent General Artist
Yes I know, another reason why I haven't taken anything further, hehe :)

-P.A.
kagomek's avatar
I love it
NBVega's avatar
NBVegaHobbyist General Artist
"I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
Wherefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes."

Job's answer to God after God questions him out of the whirlwind.

Awesome drawing.
ArtistXero's avatar
ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks..I'm sure lots of people will be answering like Job when God questions them too one day.
edilfire's avatar
edilfire Photographer
AMEN, good work, praise GOD
ArtistXero's avatar
ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
thanks
Garv101's avatar
:+fav:
You've really captured Job's inner peace throughout his struggles... very well done!

This message is so often overlooked; thank you for creating a reminder for us all ;)
ArtistXero's avatar
ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
Some have suggested that Job's look in the painting is sort of ambiguous, which wasn't my intention but makes sense all the same.
ReverieImages's avatar
ReverieImagesProfessional Digital Artist
awesome!!
ArtistXero's avatar
ArtistXeroProfessional Digital Artist
thanks
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