New Defender's Study Bible Notes
20:3 my reproach. Job had just warned his “comforters” that they themselves would face God’s wrath because of their baseless charges against himself (Job 19:28,29). Zophar, stung by this warning, proceeded to excoriate Job more bitterly than ever.
20:19 taken away an house. There is no evidence whatever that Job had been guilty of “oppressing the poor.”
20:24 iron weapon. The so-called “iron age” is believed by evolutionists to have come after the “bronze age,” but there were expert craftsmen in both brass and iron even before the Flood (Genesis 4:22).
20:24 bow of steel. Some translations prefer “brass” or “copper” instead of “steel” here. However, this is not the usual Hebrew word for “brass” or “copper,” and there is good reason to believe men knew how to produce and fabricate fine steel from very ancient times.
20:25 his gall. That is, “his gall-bladder.”
20:27 reveal his iniquity. Zophar is so furious at Job’s responses to their unjust criticisms and rejected advice that he even calls on heaven to rebuke him in a future judgment. These were his final words to his erstwhile friend.