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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Job 6



Verse 1

answered = spake, but Hebrew Idiom = replied. See note on Job 4:1 and Deuteronomy 1:41.

Verse 2

Oh. Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6.

my grief: i.e. the cause of my grief.

Verse 4

arrows. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6. Compare Deuteronomy 32:23, Deuteronomy 32:42. Psalms 38:2. Ezekiel 5:16. Zechariah 9:14.

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4.

drinketh = draineth.

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9. Perhaps in the sense of taking away his courage.

terrors. Only here and Psalms 88:16.

GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4.

Verse 5

Doth . . . loweth . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6. Only here and 1 Samuel 6:12.

bray. Only here and Job 30:7.

when he hath = over.

Verse 6

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

white of an egg. "Egg" occurs only here. "White" (Hebrew. rir) is found elsewhere only in 1 Samuel 21:13, where it is rendered "spittle".

Verse 7

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

meat = bread. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6, put for all kinds of food.

Verse 8

the thing that I long for = my expectation. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, put for the thing desired.

Verse 9

destroy = crush.

Verse 10

I would harden, &c. Occurs only here. = Let me even exult in my anguish (should He not spare) that I have not concealed, &c.

Verse 13

wisdom = stability. See note on Proverbs 2:7.

Verse 15

the stream of brooks. Hebrew. , aphik = a, torrent restrained in a narrow channel, natural or artificial, open as in a gorge, or covered as in an aqueduct, passing away, inaccessible, and out of sight. See note on first occurrence, 2 Samuel 22:16.

Verse 18

to nothings into a waste. Hebrew. tohu, as in Genesis 1:2.

Verse 19

troops = caravans.

companies = travellers.

Verse 22

Did I say . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6. Continued in Job 6:23.

substance. Hebrew strength; put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for what is produced by it.

Verse 23

mighty = adversary. Compare Job 1. and Job 2.

Verse 25

words = sayings.

reprove = convince, or confute: i.e. what can a reproof from you reprove? See translation, below.

Verse 26

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 30

Is there . . . ? cannot . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 6:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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