Moreover = And.
continued his parable: i.e. again took up his impressive discourse. This is Job"s last address, corresponding with his first. See the Structure on p. 669.
I. Note the frequency of "I" (self-occupation). In Job 29, the "I" of prosperity; in Job 30, the "I" of adversity; in Job 31, the "I" of self-righteousness. Contrast the "I" of Job 42:2-6, the "end".
candle = lamp.
youth = autumn"s prime, or maturity.
secret = counsel.
tabernacle = tent.
THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4.
children = youths.
rivers = divisions. Hence the little channels made in garden irrigation. See note on Psalms 1:3, and Proverbs 21:1.
street = broad or open place.
laid their hand, &c. In token of silence and submission.
poor = wretched. Hebrew. "anah. See note on Proverbs 6:11.
poor = helpless. Hebrew. "ebyon. See note on Proverbs 6:11.
wicked. Hebrew. "avvil. App-44. See note on Job 18:21.
die in my nest. The Septuagint reads "grow old as a palm trunk".
as the sand. A note in Codices (No. 1 in King"s Lib., British Museum) states that the Western School points this to mean "as a phoenix". The Vulgate reads "as a palm".
as for the rain: i.e. the early rain, which is sometimes so late as to cause anxiety.
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