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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Job 12



Verse 1

answered. See note on Job 4:1.

Verse 2

No doubt, &c. Figure of speech Eironeia. App-6.

Verse 3

who knoweth not. ? Figure of speech Erotisis. App-6.

Verse 4

GOD Hebrew Eloah. App-4.

Verse 6

GOD Hebrew El. App-4.

Verse 7

they shall, &c. Figure of speech Prosopopoeia. App-6.

Verse 9

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

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 10

soul = life. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

breath = spirit. Hebrew. ruach.

mankind = flesh of man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

Verse 12

ancient = aged. Hebrew word found only here and Job 15:10; Job 29:8; and Job 32:6.

Verse 13

Him: i.e. Jehovah (Job 12:9).

Verse 14

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

shutteth . . . opening. Hebrew idiom for exercising authority. Compare Revelation 3:7. Figure of speech Paroemia. App-6.

Verse 16

wisdom = stability. See note on Proverbs 2:7.

Verse 20

the speech = the lip. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for what is spoken by it.

trusty = faithful. Hebrew. "aman. See App-69. Rendered by "trust" three times in Job (Job 4:18; Job 15:15, Job 15:31).

Verse 21

weakeneth = looseneth.

strength = girdle. Occurs only here and Psalms 109:19 and Isaiah 23:10.

Verse 22

discovereth = uncovereth.

Verse 23

increaseth = maketh them great. Occurs only here and Job 36:24.

Verse 24

heart. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the courage given by it.

wilderness = a pathless tohu. Compare note on Genesis 1:2.


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 12:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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