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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 16



Verse 1

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

Verse 2

miserable = wearisome.

Verse 3

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

vain words = empty words. Heb, words of wind.

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

Verse 4

your soul = you (emph.) Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

my soul = me (emph.) Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 8

is = is become.

leanness. Figure of speech Prosopopoeia. App-6.

Verse 11

the ungodly = an evil one. Hebrew. "aval. App-44.

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

Verse 14

giant = mighty man. Hebrew. gibbor. App-14.

Verse 15

sewed sackcloth, &c. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for the sorrow which accompanied it.

Verse 16

shadow of death. Not a mere shade or shadow, but the deep darkness of the grave. Compare Job 3:5; Job 10:21; Job 12:22; Job 24:17; Job 28:3; Job 34:22, &c.

Verse 17

injustice = violence. Only occurrence of English word in O.T.

Verse 18

O. Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6.

cover not. my blood. The reference is to the practice which remains to this day, based on Numbers 35:33. Leviticus 17:13. Job"s desire is that the evidence of his sufferings may not be hidden.

Verse 20

friends = neighbours.

GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4.

Verse 21

man = strong man. Hebrew. geber. App-14.

man = son of man. Hebrew. ben-"adam. App-14.

Verse 22

the way, &c. Figure of speech Euphemism (App-6), for death.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 16:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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