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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Job 5



Verse 1

to which . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6. In the Vulgate versions this is changed to a command: and it is quoted in support of "the invocation of saints".

saints = holy ones: i.e. the angels. Compare Job 15:15. Deuteronomy 33:2. Jude 1:14. So Septuagint. See note on "holy". Exodus 3:5.

Verse 2

silly. English = Anglo-Saxon saelig = inoffensive. Hebrew. pathah = credulous. Compare Hosea 7:11.

Verse 3

suddenly = at once.

cursed = noted, stigmatized, or pointed out. Hebrew. nakab: i.e. "declared [the fate of) his habitation. "Supply Figure of speech Ellipsis (App-6) by adding "saying", and mark verses: Job 5:4, Job 5:5 as being what he said. See translation, below.

Verse 4

children = sons.

Verse 7

man. Hebrew. "Adam. App-14.

born unto trouble, &c. Figure of speech Paroemia. App-6.

sparks. Hebrew sons of flame.

Verse 8

I would seek. The pronoun "I" is emphatic, and stands in contrast with "thou" in Job 5:1.

Verse 9

marvellous. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and marvellous".

Verse 10

fields = out-places.

Verse 12

enterprise = something stable. See note on "sound wisdom". Proverbs 2:7.

Verse 13

He taketh, &c. This is quoted in 1 Corinthians 3:19 direct.

froward = perverse. Hebrew. pathal, to twist.

Verse 14

meet = meet repeatedly.

Verse 15

poor = needy.

from. Some codices, with Aramaean, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "of".

Verse 17

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6. Compare Psalms 94:12. Proverbs 3:11, Proverbs 3:12. Hebrews 12:5. James 1:12.

man. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4.

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. See App-4.

Verse 18

bindeth up . . . His hands. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6.

Verse 19

six. Named in the following verses.

Verse 20

famine = famishing. Hebrew. ra"gab. Compare Job 5:22.

power. Hebrew = hands. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6; hands put for the destructive power which is in them.

Verse 22

famine = pains of hunger. Hebrew. kaphan. Not the same word as Job 5:20.

laugh. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, put for the feeling of security expressed by it.

Verse 23

thou shalt be in league = thy covenant shall be stones. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6, put for whatever is hurtful to the soil.

Verse 24

tabernacle = tent, or less settled house.

shalt not sin = shalt nothing miss. Hebrew. chata". App-44. See below.

Verse 25

great = many.

Verse 26

grave. Hebrew. keber. See App-35.

shock = stack. Hebrew. gadish, a heap of sheaves of corn.

cometh in = mounteth up.

Verse 27

thy good = thyself.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 5:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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