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Bible Commentaries
Job 19

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

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

my soul = me. Hebrew. nephesh.

Verse 3

make yourselves strange to me: or, are insolent to me.

Verse 4

erred . . . error. Hebrew. shaga. App-44 .

remaineth with myself: i.e. is mine own affair.

Verse 6

GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4 .

Verse 7

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 . See translation below.

Verse 10

destroyed = crushed.

removed = uprooted.

Verse 12

tabernacle = tent.

Verse 13

Note the Alternation in Job 19:13-14 .

Verse 14

Note the Alternation in Job 19:13-14 .

Verse 17

breath. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

strange = offensive.

though I, &c. See rendering below.

children's = sons': i.e. had his sons not died.

Verse 18

young children = the very boys; or, young miscreants.

arose = would fain rise.

Verse 19

inward = intimate. Hebrew men of my counsel = my confidential friends.

Verse 20

the skin of my teeth = the gums. See rendering below.

Verse 21

Have pity, &c. Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6 .

the hand. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .

touched = stricken. Figure of speech Tapeinosis. App-6 .

Verse 22

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 .

Verse 23

Oh! Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6 .

Verse 24

graven = engraven. See translation below.

Verse 25

know. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , to include all the effects of knowing.

Redeemer = next of kin. Hebrew. go'el. See notes on Exodus 6:6 , and compare Ruth 2:20 ; Ruth 4:1 , Ruth 4:3 , Ruth 4:6 . Isaiah 59:20 .

earth = dust of [the earth].

Verse 26

skin. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6 , for the whole body.

Verse 27

another = a stranger. A pause must be made between Job 19:27 and Job 19:28 .

Verse 28

But ye: or, Ye shall [then] say.

seeing. Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ). Supply by repeating the question, "Why see a root of blame in him? "

me. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "him".

Verse 29

punishments = sins; "sins" put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for the punishments called for by them.

there is a judgment = that judgment will be executed.

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 19". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/job-19.html. 1909-1922.
 
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