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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 11



Verse 1

answered = spake. See note on Job 4:1.

Zophar. See note on Job 2:11.

Verse 2

Should . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

man. Hebrew. "ish.

Verse 3

lies = babblings.

no man = none.

Verse 5

lips. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6.

Verse 6

double: i.e. manifold.

that which is. Compare note on Proverbs 2:7.

exacteth. Theology. Zophar"s mistake. God is no exactor.

Verse 7

Canst. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew El Shaddai. App-4.

Verse 8

what. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

hell. Hebrew. Sheol. App-35.

Verse 10

cut off = pass by.

who . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

Verse 11

wickedness = iniquity. Hebrew. "avert. See App-44.

will He not then, &c. = although He seemeth not to perceive it.

Verse 12

vain man would be wise. Figure of speech Paronomasia. App-6. "A man", nabub yillabeb = "a, man senseless [would become] sensible" if God did always punish immediately.

Verse 13

If thou prepare. This was Zophar"s false theology.

Verse 14

tabernacles = tents. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "tent" (singular) App-40.

Verse 16

Because. Syriac reads "For now".

Verse 17

age. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for the things done in it. See below. Hebrew. heled, like Greek. aion.

shine forth = soar or shoot upward like the rays of the rising sun.

Verse 18

be secure. On this verse see translation below.

dig = look about, as in Joshua 2:2. Compare Ch. Job 39:29, i.e. before lying down (Job 11:19).

Verse 19

make suit, &c. Hebrew intreat thy face: i.e. seek thy favour.

Verse 20

wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha". App-44.

ghost = breath. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 11:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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