Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 15

Verse 1

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

Eliphaz. See note on Job 2:11. This is the second of his three addresses.

Verse 2

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

vain = empty. i.e. windy science.

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 4

fear = reverence.

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4.

Verse 5

iniquity. Hebrew. "avah, App-44.

Verse 7

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

made = brought forth.

Verse 8

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

heard = overheard.

secret. Hebrew. sod = secret counsellings, used of two or more in council. GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4. secret = concealed. Hebrew. la"at. Rendered by Theodotion (R. Sept.), musterion (= secret); Aquila (R. Sept.), aporrheta (= forbidden); Symmachus (R. Sept.), homilia (= intercourse).

Verse 12

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

Verse 13

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 14

man = a mortal. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14. See note on Job 14:1.

clean = pure.

Verse 15

trust = faith. Hebrew. "aman. Compare Job 15:31. App-69.

saints = holy ones. Here = angels. Compare Job 4:18.

sight = eyes.

Verse 20

wicked man = lawless one. Hebrew. rasha". App-44. From Job 15:20 to Job 15:35 Eliphaz repeats what he had heard from tradition.

travaileth = "he travaileth".

Verse 22

waited for of the sword = destined to the power of the sword.

Verse 25

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew El Shaddai. App-4.

Verse 27

collops = lumps, or slices.

Verse 29

shall he prolong the perfection thereof. The Septuagint reads "shall their shadow stretch along upon the ground".

Verse 30

breath. Hebrew. Ruach.

Verse 34

congregation = assembly.

tabernacles = tents.

Verse 35

mischief. Hebrew. "amal. App-44.

belly. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6, for the thoughts produced by emotion.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.
Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 15". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.