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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Job 22



Verse 1

Eliphaz. See note on Job 2:11.

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

Verse 2

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

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

GOD. Hebrew El.

as = nay. The Hebrew accent (Tebir) on ki, "as", is disjunctive, and means "nay". See note on Isaiah 28:28.

Verse 3

Is it. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4.

infinite = without end.

Verse 6

stripped the naked. Figure of speech Oxymoron. App-6.

the naked = the poorly clad, or threadbare.

Verse 8

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14. See translation below.

Verse 12

Is not. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

GOD. Hebrew Eloah App-4.

Verse 13

And, &c. = "and [yet may be] thou sayest".

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

dark cloud. Hebrew. "araphel. See note on Job 3:6.

Verse 14

walketh = walketh habitually.

circuit = vault. Hebrew. hug,

Verse 18

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

Verse 20

Whereas. Supply Ellipsis (App-6), "[and say] Surely", &c. See translation below.

Verse 21

Acquaint. This is the false theology of Eliphaz. Compare Job 42:8.

good = blessing. Most codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and

unto = upon. Vulgate, read "thy gain shall be blessing".

Verse 23

return. Septuagint adds "and submit thyself".

tabernacles = tents. Some codices, with four early printed editions, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "tent"; others, with six early printed editions (and one in margin), read "tents" (plural)

Verse 29

the humble. Hebrew the man of downcast eyes. Compare Luke 18:13.

Verse 30

the island of. Island put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6, for coasts, or borders; but the words are omitted by the Septuagint

it. The Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read "thou".


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 22:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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