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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 5

Verse 1

to which . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . In the Vulgate versions this is changed to a command: and it is quoted in support of "the invocation of saints".

saints = holy ones: i.e. the angels. Compare Job 15:15 .Deuteronomy 33:2 .Jude 1:14 . So Septuagint. See note on "holy". Exodus 3:5 .

Verse 2

silly. English = Anglo-Saxon saelig = inoffensive. Hebrew. pathah = credulous. Compare Hosea 7:11 .

Verse 3

suddenly = at once.

cursed = noted, stigmatized, or pointed out. Hebrew. nakab: i.e. "declared [the fate of) his habitation. "Supply Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ) by adding "saying", and mark verses: Job 5:4 , Job 5:5 as being what he said. See translation, below.

Verse 4

children = sons.

Verse 7

man. Hebrew. 'Adam. App-14 .

born unto trouble, &c. Figure of speech Paroemia. App-6 .

sparks. Hebrew sons of flame.

Verse 8

I would seek. The pronoun "I" is emphatic, and stands in contrast with "thou" in Job 5:1 .

Verse 9

marvellous. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and marvellous".

Verse 10

fields = out-places.

Verse 12

enterprise = something stable. See note on "sound wisdom". Proverbs 2:7 .

Verse 13

He taketh, &c. This is quoted in 1 Corinthians 3:19 direct.

froward = perverse. Hebrew. pathal, to twist.

Verse 14

meet = meet repeatedly.

Verse 15

poor = needy.

from. Some codices, with Aramaean, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "of".

Verse 17

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 . Compare Psalms 94:12 .Proverbs 3:11 , Proverbs 3:12 .Hebrews 12:5 .James 1:12 .

man. Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 .

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. See App-4 .

Verse 18

bindeth up . . . His hands. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .

Verse 19

six. Named in the following verses.

Verse 20

famine = famishing. Hebrew. ra'gab. Compare Job 5:22 .

power. Hebrew = hands. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 ; hands put for the destructive power which is in them.

Verse 22

famine = pains of hunger. Hebrew. kaphan. Not the same word as Job 5:20 .

laugh. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , put for the feeling of security expressed by it.

Verse 23

thou shalt be in league = thy covenant shall be stones. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6 , put for whatever is hurtful to the soil.

Verse 24

tabernacle = tent, or less settled house.

shalt not sin = shalt nothing miss. Hebrew. chata'. App-44 . See below.

Verse 25

great = many.

Verse 26

grave. Hebrew. keber. See App-35 .

shock = stack. Hebrew. gadish, a heap of sheaves of corn.

cometh in = mounteth up.

Verse 27

thy good = thyself.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 5". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/job-5.html. 1909-1922.