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answered. See note on Job 4:1 .
No doubt, &c. Figure of speech Eironeia. App-6 .
who knoweth not. ? Figure of speech Erotisis. App-6 .
GOD Hebrew Eloah. App-4 .
GOD Hebrew El. App-4 .
they shall, &c. Figure of speech Prosopopoeia. App-6 .
the hand. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
soul = life. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
breath = spirit. Hebrew. ruach.
mankind = flesh of man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .
ancient = aged. Hebrew word found only here and Job 15:10 ; Job 29:8 ; and Job 32:6 .
Him: i.e. Jehovah (Job 12:9 ).
Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .
shutteth . . . opening. Hebrew idiom for exercising authority. Compare Revelation 3:7 . Figure of speech Paroemia. App-6 .
wisdom = stability. See note on Proverbs 2:7 .
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 ).
weakeneth = looseneth.
strength = girdle. Occurs only here and Psalms 109:19 and Isaiah 23:10 .
discovereth = uncovereth.
increaseth = maketh them great. Occurs only here and Job 36:24 .
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/
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