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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 12

Verse 1

answered. See note on Job 4:1 .

Verse 2

No doubt, &c. Figure of speech Eironeia. App-6 .

Verse 3

who knoweth not. ? Figure of speech Erotisis. App-6 .

Verse 4

GOD Hebrew Eloah. App-4 .

Verse 6

GOD Hebrew El. App-4 .

Verse 7

they shall, &c. Figure of speech Prosopopoeia. App-6 .

Verse 9

the hand. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 10

soul = life. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

breath = spirit. Hebrew. ruach.

mankind = flesh of man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

Verse 12

ancient = aged. Hebrew word found only here and Job 15:10 ; Job 29:8 ; and Job 32:6 .

Verse 13

Him: i.e. Jehovah (Job 12:9 ).

Verse 14

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

shutteth . . . opening. Hebrew idiom for exercising authority. Compare Revelation 3:7 . Figure of speech Paroemia. App-6 .

Verse 16

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

Verse 20

the speech = the lip. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy ( of Cause), App-6 , for what is spoken by it.

trusty = faithful. Hebrew. 'aman. See App-69 . Rendered by "trust" three times in Job (Job 4:18 ; Job 15:15 , Job 15:31 ).

Verse 21

weakeneth = looseneth.

strength = girdle. Occurs only here and Psalms 109:19 and Isaiah 23:10 .

Verse 22

discovereth = uncovereth.

Verse 23

increaseth = maketh them great. Occurs only here and Job 36:24 .

Verse 24

heart. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for the courage given by it.

wilderness = a pathless tohu. Compare note on Genesis 1:2 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 12". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/job-12.html. 1909-1922.