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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 22

Verse 1

Eliphaz. See note on Job 2:11 .

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

Verse 2

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

man = a strong man. Hebrew. geber. App-14 .

GOD. Hebrew El.

as = nay. The Hebrew accent (Tebir) on ki, "as", is disjunctive, and means "nay". See note on Isaiah 28:28 .

Verse 3

Is it. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4 .

infinite = without end.

Verse 6

stripped the naked. Figure of speech Oxymoron. App-6 .

the naked = the poorly clad, or threadbare.

Verse 8

man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 . See translation below.

Verse 12

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

GOD. Hebrew Eloah App-4 .

Verse 13

And, &c. = "and [yet may be] thou sayest".

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

dark cloud. Hebrew. 'araphel. See note on Job 3:6 .

Verse 14

walketh = walketh habitually.

circuit = vault. Hebrew. hug,

Verse 18

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

Verse 20

Whereas. Supply Ellipsis ( App-6 ), "[and say] Surely", &c. See translation below.

Verse 21

Acquaint. This is the false theology of Eliphaz. Compare Job 42:8 .

good = blessing. Most codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and

unto = upon. Vulgate, read "thy gain shall be blessing".

Verse 23

return. Septuagint adds "and submit thyself".

tabernacles = tents. Some codices, with four early printed editions, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "tent"; others, with six early printed editions (and one in margin), read "tents" (plural)

Verse 29

the humble. Hebrew the man of downcast eyes. Compare Luke 18:13 .

Verse 30

the island of. Island put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6 , for coasts, or borders; but the words are omitted by the Septuagint

it. The Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read "thou".

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 22". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.