Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 33

Verse 3

My words. In this chapter are to he found most of the fundamental doctrines of the N.T.

Verse 4

Spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

breath. Hebrew. neshamah. See App-16.

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4.

Verse 6

thy wish. Compare Job 13:3, Job 13:18-24; Job 16:21; Job 23:3-9; Job 30:20; Job 31:35.

Verse 8

thy words. Compare Job 9:17; Job 10:7; Job 11:4; Job 16:17; Job 23:10, Job 23:11; Job 27:5; Job 29:14.

Verse 10

findeth = seeketh. Compare Numbers 14:35; Numbers 32:7.

He counteth. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "that He may count".

Verse 12

GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4.

greater than man. This is the theme of Elihu"s addresses.

man = mortal man. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

Verse 17

man. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

from man. Hebrew from geber. App-4.

Verse 18

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

pit. Hebrew. shachath = the grave, as dugout of the earth.

Verse 22

Yea. This "Yea" was not in the Authorized Version of 1611, nor in editions of 1646 and 1648.

grave. Hebrew. shachath, as in Job 33:18.

Verse 23

If there be. This is another way by which God speaks.

interpreter. To reveal God and His truth. Compare John 1:18.

His: i.e. God"s righteousness.

Verse 24

a Hansom = an Atonement. Hebrew. kopher, a covering by shedding of blood, or the price of expiation, or atonement.

Verse 26

joy = shouts of joy.

Verse 27

I have sinned. This is true wisdom. See note on Job 28:28. This is "the end of the Lord" (James 5:11), to which all was leading, and which is reached at length in Job 42:2-5.

sinned. Hebrew. chata. App-44.

Verse 33

hearken = hearken thou.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 33". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.