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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 8



Verse 2

How long . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

words = sayings.

wind. Hebrew. ruach App-9.

Verse 3

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

GOD. Hebrew. El. App-4.

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew. Shaddai. App-4.

Verse 4

children = sons.

for = by the hand of; by their own act.

transgression = rebellion. Hebrew. pash"a. App-44.

Verse 6

awake for thee: i.e. hear thy prayer. Compare Septuagint and Psalms 7:6; Psalms 35:23; Psalms 44:23.

habitation of thy righteousness = thy righteous home. Figure of speech Antimereia (of Noun). App-6.

Verse 10

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

and. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Syriac, read this "and" in the text.

heart. Supply Ellipsis (App-6), by adding the words "such as these": referring to what follows in verses: Job 8:11-19 (see below).

Verse 11

Can . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6. This is the first simile. See the second, verses: Job 8:16-19.

Verse 13

So are, &c. The application of the first simile.

the paths. The Septuagint reads "the latter end".

Verse 14

hope = confidence.

Verse 16

He. Supply Ellipsis (App-6), "He [like a tree]". This is the second simile, and the application is in Job 8:20. The first simile is in Job 8:11, with its application in verses: Job 8:13-15.

Verse 17

the heap = a spring, or fountain, as in Song of Solomon 4:12. Hebrew. gal. Plural in Joshua 15:19, &c.

seeth = overlooks: i.e. overtops.

place = house.

Verse 18

him . . . it. See translation, below: "him" and "it" refer to the tree.

Verse 19

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos.

is. Supply "ends" instead of "is".

Verse 20

help = take by the hand.

Verse 21

rejoicings = shouting for joy.

Verse 22

clothed with shame. Compare Psalms 35:26; Psalms 109:29; Psalms 132:18.

dwelling place = tent.

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


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 8:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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