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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 6

Verse 1

answered = spake, but Hebrew Idiom = replied. See note on Job 4:1 and Deuteronomy 1:41 .

Verse 2

Oh. Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6 .

my grief: i.e. the cause of my grief.

Verse 4

arrows. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 . Compare Deuteronomy 32:23 , Deuteronomy 32:42 .Psalms 38:2 .Ezekiel 5:16 . Zechariah 9:14 .

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4 .

drinketh = draineth.

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 . Perhaps in the sense of taking away his courage.

terrors. Only here and Psalms 88:16 .

GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4 .

Verse 5

Doth . . . loweth . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . Only here and 1 Samuel 6:12 .

bray. Only here and Job 30:7 .

when he hath = over.

Verse 6

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

white of an egg. "Egg" occurs only here. "White" (Hebrew. rir) is found elsewhere only in 1 Samuel 21:13 , where it is rendered "spittle".

Verse 7

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

meat = bread. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6 , put for all kinds of food.

Verse 8

the thing that I long for = my expectation. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , put for the thing desired.

Verse 9

destroy = crush.

Verse 10

I would harden, &c. Occurs only here. = Let me even exult in my anguish (should He not spare) that I have not concealed, &c.

Verse 13

wisdom = stability. See note on Proverbs 2:7 .

Verse 15

the stream of brooks. Hebrew. , aphik = a, torrent restrained in a narrow channel, natural or artificial, open as in a gorge, or covered as in an aqueduct, passing away, inaccessible, and out of sight. See note on first occurrence, 2 Samuel 22:16 .

Verse 18

to nothings into a waste. Hebrew. tohu, as in Genesis 1:2 .

Verse 19

troops = caravans.

companies = travellers.

Verse 22

Did I say . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . Continued in Job 6:23 .

substance. Hebrew strength; put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for what is produced by it.

Verse 23

mighty = adversary. Compare Job 1:0 . and Job 2:0 .

Verse 25

words = sayings.

reprove = convince, or confute: i.e. what can a reproof from you reprove? See translation, below.

Verse 26

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

Verse 30

Is there . . . ? cannot . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 6". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/job-6.html. 1909-1922.