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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 11

Verse 1

answered = spake. See note on Job 4:1 .

Zophar. See note on Job 2:11 .

Verse 2

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

man. Hebrew. 'ish.

Verse 3

lies = babblings.

no man = none.

Verse 5

lips. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .

Verse 6

double: i.e. manifold.

that which is. Compare note on Proverbs 2:7 .

exacteth. Theology. Zophar's mistake. God is no exactor.

Verse 7

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

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew El Shaddai. App-4 .

Verse 8

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

hell. Hebrew. Sheol. App-35 .

Verse 10

cut off = pass by.

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

Verse 11

wickedness = iniquity. Hebrew. 'avert. See App-44 .

will He not then, &c. = although He seemeth not to perceive it.

Verse 12

vain man would be wise. Figure of speech Paronomasia. App-6 . "A man", nabub yillabeb = "a, man senseless [would become] sensible" if God did always punish immediately.

Verse 13

If thou prepare. This was Zophar's false theology.

Verse 14

tabernacles = tents. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "tent" (singular) App-40 .

Verse 16

Because. Syriac reads "For now".

Verse 17

age. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for the things done in it. See below. Hebrew. heled, like Greek. aion.

shine forth = soar or shoot upward like the rays of the rising sun.

Verse 18

be secure. On this verse see translation below.

dig = look about, as in Joshua 2:2 . Compare Ch. Job 39:29 , i.e. before lying down (Job 11:19 ).

Verse 19

make suit, &c. Hebrew intreat thy face: i.e. seek thy favour.

Verse 20

wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha'. App-44 .

ghost = breath. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 11". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/job-11.html. 1909-1922.