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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Job 7

 

 


Verse 1

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

an appointed time = a warfare. Compare Job 14:14.

man = mortal man.

are not. ? Figure of speech Erotesis.


Verse 2

the shadow = the shade: i.e. daytime.

work. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Effect), App-6, for the wages or reward gained by work: i.e. evening.


Verse 4

dawning. Hebrew. nesheph. A Homonym, having two meanings: (1) as here, daylight; (2) darkness. See notes on 1 Samuel 30:17. 2 Kings 7:5, 2 Kings 7:7.


Verse 7

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.


Verse 9

the grave. Hebrew. Sheol. See App-35.


Verse 10

know = recognize.


Verse 11

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.


Verse 12

Am I. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

whale = a sea-monster.

watch = a bound. Compare Jeremiah 6:22.

over = about, as in Job 13:27. Proverbs 8:29.


Verse 13

complaint = complainings.


Verse 15

rather than my life = by mine [own] hands.

life = bones, or limbs: i.e. hands.


Verse 16

loathe [it] = loathe [life], Job 7:16 is parenthetical, being the thought of suicide, which intrudes itself upon him.


Verse 17

What is man . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.


Verse 18

every morning. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6, put for all time: i.e. continuously.


Verse 20

men. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

to myself. One of the emendations of the Sopherim (App-33), by which the primitive text "unto Thee" was altered to the current text (by the omission of the last letter) to "unto myself".


Verse 21

transgression. Hebrew pasha".

iniquity. Hebrew. "avah.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 7:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/job-7.html. 1909-1922.

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