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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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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 22:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/job-22.html. 1909-1922.

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