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Bible Commentaries
Job 15

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

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

Eliphaz. See note on Job 2:11 . This is the second of his three addresses.

Verse 2

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

vain = empty. i.e. windy science.

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

Verse 4

fear = reverence.

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 .

Verse 5

iniquity. Hebrew. 'avah, App-44 .

Verse 7

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

made = brought forth.

Verse 8

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

heard = overheard.

secret. Hebrew. sod = secret counsellings, used of two or more in council. GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4 . secret = concealed. Hebrew. la'at. Rendered by Theodotion (R. Sept.), musterion (= secret); Aquila (R. Sept.), aporrheta (= forbidden); Symmachus (R. Sept.), homilia (= intercourse).

Verse 12

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

Verse 13

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

Verse 14

man = a mortal. Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 . See note on Job 14:1 .

clean = pure.

Verse 15

trust = faith. Hebrew. 'aman. Compare Job 15:31 . App-69 .

saints = holy ones. Here = angels. Compare Job 4:18 .

sight = eyes.

Verse 20

wicked man = lawless one. Hebrew. rasha'. App-44 . From Job 15:20 to Job 15:35 Eliphaz repeats what he had heard from tradition.

travaileth = "he travaileth".

Verse 22

waited for of the sword = destined to the power of the sword.

Verse 25

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew El Shaddai. App-4 .

Verse 27

collops = lumps, or slices.

Verse 29

shall he prolong the perfection thereof. The Septuagint reads "shall their shadow stretch along upon the ground".

Verse 30

breath. Hebrew. Ruach.

Verse 34

congregation = assembly.

tabernacles = tents.

Verse 35

mischief. Hebrew. 'amal. App-44 .

belly. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6 , for the thoughts produced by emotion.

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 15". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/job-15.html. 1909-1922.
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