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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Job 15

 

 

Verse 1

answered = replied. See note on Job 4:1.

Eliphaz. See note on Job 2:11. This is the second of his three addresses.


Verse 2

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

vain = empty. i.e. windy science.

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.


Verse 4

fear = reverence.

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4.


Verse 5

iniquity. Hebrew. "avah, App-44.


Verse 7

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

made = brought forth.


Verse 8

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

heard = overheard.

secret. Hebrew. sod = secret counsellings, used of two or more in council. GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4. secret = concealed. Hebrew. la"at. Rendered by Theodotion (R. Sept.), musterion (= secret); Aquila (R. Sept.), aporrheta (= forbidden); Symmachus (R. Sept.), homilia (= intercourse).


Verse 12

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


Verse 13

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.


Verse 14

man = a mortal. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14. See note on Job 14:1.

clean = pure.


Verse 15

trust = faith. Hebrew. "aman. Compare Job 15:31. App-69.

saints = holy ones. Here = angels. Compare Job 4:18.

sight = eyes.


Verse 20

wicked man = lawless one. Hebrew. rasha". App-44. From Job 15:20 to Job 15:35 Eliphaz repeats what he had heard from tradition.

travaileth = "he travaileth".


Verse 22

waited for of the sword = destined to the power of the sword.


Verse 25

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew El Shaddai. App-4.


Verse 27

collops = lumps, or slices.


Verse 29

shall he prolong the perfection thereof. The Septuagint reads "shall their shadow stretch along upon the ground".


Verse 30

breath. Hebrew. Ruach.


Verse 34

congregation = assembly.

tabernacles = tents.


Verse 35

mischief. Hebrew. "amal. App-44.

belly. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6, for the thoughts produced by emotion.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 15:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/job-15.html. 1909-1922.

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