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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 24



Verse 1

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

times. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct) for the events which take place in them.

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4.

see = perceive, or understand.

days. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for His doings in them: e.g. visitation, or judgment, &c. Compare Job 18:20. Psalms 37:13; Psalms 137:7. Ezekiel 21:29. Obadiah 1:12. Luke 19:42. 1 Corinthians 4:3.

Verse 2

Some: i.e. the lawless men, whose various crimes are detailed in the following verses.

landmarks. Compare Deuteronomy 19:14.

Verse 3

take . . . for a pledge. Compare Job 24:9 and Deuteronomy 24:6, Deuteronomy 24:17. Amos 2:8.

Verse 4

They: [while others]. See translation below.

poor = wretched.

Verse 5

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

children = offspring.

Verse 6

every one. Figure of speech Ellipsis. App-6.

his corn. Hebrew. belilo. But if divided thus, beli lo, it means "not his own". The word "corn" must be supplied as an Ellipsis of the accusative case. See translation below.

the wicked = a lawless one. Hebrew. rasha". App-44.

Verse 7

naked. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Whole), App-6, for scantily clad, or threadbare.

Verse 12

Men. Hebrew. methim. App-14.

city. The Septuagint adds "and houses".

GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4.

Verse 13

GOD. There is a pause between Job 24:12 and Job 24:13. "They" is emphatic = These. Note the three stages of the 1awless: (1) avoiding the light (Job 24:16. John 3:20); (2) consequent ignorance; (3) final result.

Verse 14

and = and [then again].

Verse 15

twilight = darkness. A Homonym. See notes on 1 Samuel 30:17. 2 Kings 7:5.

Verse 16

they: i.e. burglars.

Verse 17

if one know them. See translation below.

Verse 18

he. Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulgate, read "and he".

beholdeth = returneth.

the = to the.

Verse 19

the grave. Hebrew Sheol. App-35.

sinned. Hebrew. chata". App-44.

Verse 20

wickedness. Hebrew. "aval. App-44. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6, for the wicked man.

Verse 21

He evil entreateth. See translation below.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 24:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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