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answered = replied [a third time]. See note on Job 4:1 .
complaint = complaining.
my. Septuagint and Syriac read "His".
stroke = hand. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for the calamity occasioned by it. Compare Job 13:21 ; Job 19:21 .
Oh. Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6 .
take: or choose.
when he hath: or, if He would.
shall = should.
my necessary food. Hebrew my own law = my appointed portion: i.e. my ordinary allowance; "law" being put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Genus), App-6 , for what is allowed by it. Compare Genesis 47:22 .Proverbs 30:8 .
His soul = Himself. Hebrew. nephesh . App-13 . Figure of speech Anthropopatheia .
afraid. See note on Deuteronomy 28:66 .
GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 .
soft = faint, or unnerved. Compare Deuteronomy 20:3 .Isaiah 7:4 .
THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4 .
Because, &c. See translation below.
darkness. Hebrew. hashak . See note on Job 3:6 .
darkness. Hebrew. 'ophel . See note on Job 3:6 .
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