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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 40



Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 2

he that contendeth = the caviller, or reprover.

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4.

he that reproveth = contender with, or disputer.

Verse 4

I am vile. This is true wisdom. This is "the end of the Lord" (James 5:11), and the "end" of this whole book.

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

lay mine hand, &c. Symbolic of silence and submission.

Verse 5

Once . . . twice. Hebrew idiom (App-6) for doing a thing repeatedly. Compare Psalms 62:11.

but. Some codices, with Septuagint and Syriac, omit "but".

Verse 7

man. Hebrew. geber. App-14.

Verse 9

an arm. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6.

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4.

Verse 11

rage = overflowings.

Verse 12

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

behemoth: probably the hippopotamus (Greek for river-horse).

Verse 16

Lo. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

navel = muscles.

Verse 23

trusteth = believeth. Hebrew. batah. App-69.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 40:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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