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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Job 23



Verse 1

answered = replied [a third time]. See note on Job 4:1.

Verse 2

complaint = complaining.

my. Septuagint and Syriac read "His".

stroke = hand. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the calamity occasioned by it. Compare Job 13:21; Job 19:21.

Verse 3

Oh. Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6.

Verse 10

take: or choose.

when he hath: or, if He would.

shall = should.

Verse 12

my necessary food. Hebrew my own law = my appointed portion: i.e. my ordinary allowance; "law" being put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Genus), App-6, for what is allowed by it. Compare Genesis 47:22. Proverbs 30:8.

Verse 13

His soul = Himself. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.

Verse 15

afraid. See note on Deuteronomy 28:66.

Verse 16

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4.

soft = faint, or unnerved. Compare Deuteronomy 20:3. Isaiah 7:4.

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4.

Verse 17

Because, &c. See translation below.

darkness. Hebrew. hashak. See note on Job 3:6.

darkness. Hebrew. "ophel. See note on Job 3:6.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 23:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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