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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 34

Verse 1

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

Verse 2

words = speech.

Verse 3

mouth = palate.

Verse 5

I am righteous. Compare Job 9:21-24 ; Job 10:15 ; Job 27:6 ; Job 13:15 , Job 13:18 , Job 13:23 ; Job 16:17 ; Job 19:7 ; Job 23:7 , Job 23:10-12 ; Job 27:5 , &c.

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 .

Verse 6

transgression. Hebrew. pasha'. App-44 .

Verse 7

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

Verse 8

iniquity. Hebrew. 'aven. App-44 .

wicked. Hebrew. rasha' . App-44 .

men. Hebrew, plural of 'enosh. App-14 .

Verse 9

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 10

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4 .

Verse 11

man. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .

every man . Hebrew ' ish . App-14 .

Verse 13

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

Verse 14

man = him.

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

and = even; or. Figure of speech Hendiadys ( App-6 ), one thing meant by the two words.

breath. Hebrew. neshamah. App-16 . Compare Genesis 2:7 .

Verse 15

perish = expire.

turn again. Compare Genesis 3:19 . Ecclesiastes 12:7 .

Verse 18

wicked = Belial.

princes = nobles.

ungodly. Hebrew. rasha' . App-44 . Compare Job 34:8 .

Verse 19

accepteth not, &c. Compare Deuteronomy 10:17 . 2 Chronicles 19:7 . Luke 20:21 .Acts 10:34 .

regardeth. A Homonym (Hebrew. nakar), with three meanings: (1) here, to regard; (2) to mistake, Deuteronomy 32:27 ; (3) to deliver, 1 Samuel 23:7 .

poor: i.e. reduced in circumstances. Hebrew. dal . See note on Proverbs 6:11 .

the work, &c. Compare Job 10:3 ; Job 14:15 ; Job 31:15 , &c.

Verse 20

without hand. Compare Daniel 2:34 , Daniel 2:45 ; Daniel 8:25 ; and see 1 Samuel 26:11 .

Verse 22

darkness. Hebrew. hashak. See note on Job 3:6 .

Verse 25

destroyed = crushed

Verse 27

from = from after.

Verse 29

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

Verse 30

hypocrite = profane man (Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 ).

Verse 33

Should it be. See rendering below.

Verse 35

without wisdom. See note on Job 33:27 .

Verse 37

rebellion. Hebrew. pasha'. App-44 .

sin. Hebrew. chata'. App-44 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 34". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/job-34.html. 1909-1922.