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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 4



Verse 1

answered and said = replied and said. The idiom (App-6) requires that the first verb (where nothing has been as yet said) must be rendered according to the context: "spake", "prayed", "began", "concluded", &c. Here it = replied and said. See note on Deuteronomy 1:41.

Verse 2

assay = attempt, or try.

to commune = a word.

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

speaking. Hebrew. millah = words composing the matter of what is said.

Verse 4

words = sayings. Hebrew. millah. See note on "speaking" (Job 4:2).

falling = stumbling.

Verse 6

Is not . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6. The Authorized Version of 1611 reads "confidence; the uprightness of thy ways and thy hope? "First altered in the Cambridge edition of 1638. Name of editor is unknown.

Verse 7

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

Verse 9

blast. Hebrew. neshamah. App-16.

breath = spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

nostrils. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.

Verse 12

a little = a whispering.

Verse 13

men. Hebrew, plural of "enosh. App-14.

Verse 14

all = the multitude of.

Verse 15

a spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9:. a movement of air, caused by something unseen.

Verse 17

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

mortal man. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

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

Verse 18

put no trust = putteth no faith in. Hebrew. "aman. App-69. Compare Job 15:15, Job 15:31.

servants = messengers (Psalms 104:4).

charged = will charge.

Verse 19

houses of clay. Compare 2 Corinthians 5:1.

before = sooner than.


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

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