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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 19

 

 

Verse 1

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

my soul = me. Hebrew. nephesh.


Verse 3

make yourselves strange to me: or, are insolent to me.


Verse 4

erred . . . error. Hebrew. shaga. App-44.

remaineth with myself: i.e. is mine own affair.


Verse 6

GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4.


Verse 7

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6. See translation below.


Verse 10

destroyed = crushed.

removed = uprooted.


Verse 12

tabernacle = tent.


Verse 13

Note the Alternation in Job 19:13-14.


Verse 14

Note the Alternation in Job 19:13-14.


Verse 17

breath. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

strange = offensive.

though I, &c. See rendering below.

children"s = sons": i.e. had his sons not died.


Verse 18

young children = the very boys; or, young miscreants.

arose = would fain rise.


Verse 19

inward = intimate. Hebrew men of my counsel = my confidential friends.


Verse 20

the skin of my teeth = the gums. See rendering below.


Verse 21

Have pity, &c. Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6.

the hand. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6.

touched = stricken. Figure of speech Tapeinosis. App-6.


Verse 22

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4.


Verse 23

Oh! Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6.


Verse 24

graven = engraven. See translation below.


Verse 25

know. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, to include all the effects of knowing.

Redeemer = next of kin. Hebrew. go"el. See notes on Exodus 6:6, and compare Ruth 2:20; Ruth 4:1, Ruth 4:3, Ruth 4:6. Isaiah 59:20.

earth = dust of [the earth].


Verse 26

skin. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6, for the whole body.


Verse 27

another = a stranger. A pause must be made between Job 19:27 and Job 19:28.


Verse 28

But ye: or, Ye shall [then] say.

seeing. Figure of speech Ellipsis (App-6). Supply by repeating the question, "Why see a root of blame in him? "

me. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "him".


Verse 29

punishments = sins; "sins" put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the punishments called for by them.

there is a judgment = that judgment will be executed.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 19:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/job-19.html. 1909-1922.

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