As we read from Job 36:15-16, It is clear that he delivers those being afflicted, and speaks to them during oppression. Furthermore, he draws you out of distress, and puts them in a safe place with a freedom within Jesus Christ, and gives them abundance ( i.e., your table was full of fatness ). However, Job 36:17-19 is difficult to understand.
Job 36:15-19 (NASB) 15 “He delivers the afflicted in [d]their affliction, And opens their ear [e]in time of oppression. 16 “Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress, Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint; And that which was set on your table was full of [f]fatness. 17 “But you were full of judgment on the wicked; Judgment and justice take hold of you. 18 “Beware that wrath does not entice you to scoffing; And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside. 19 “Will your [g]riches keep you from distress, Or all the forces of your strength?
Job 36:15-19 (ESV) 15 He delivers the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ear by adversity. 16 He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was full of fatness. 17 “But you are full of the judgment on the wicked; judgment and justice seize you. 18 Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing, and let not the greatness of the ransom turn you aside. 19 Will your cry for help avail to keep you from distress, or all the force of your strength?
Job 36:15-19 New King James Version (NKJV) 15 He delivers the poor in their affliction, And opens their ears in oppression. 16 “Indeed He would have brought you out of dire distress, Into a broad place where there is no restraint; And what is set on your table would be full of richness. 17 But you are filled with the judgment due the wicked; Judgment and justice take hold of you. 18 Because there is wrath, beware lest He take you away with one blow; For a large ransom would not help you avoid it. 19 Will your riches, Or all the mighty forces, Keep you from distress?
Job 36:15-19 King James Version (KJV) 15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression. 16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness. 17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee. 18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee. 19 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
Job 36:15-19 New International Version (NIV) 15 But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction. 16 “He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place free from restriction, to the comfort of your table laden with choice food. 17 But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked; judgment and justice have taken hold of you. 18 Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside. 19 Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress?
However, Job 36:17-19 is difficult to understand. Is it saying that Job is being punished just like the wicked are being punished? Why would wrath entice anyone to scoffing? What does do Not let the greatness of ransom turn you aside?