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breath = spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .
is = has become.
corrupt = consumed.
extinct. Hebrew. Za'ak. Occurs only here.
the graves. The Septuagint reads as in translation below.
continue in = constantly dwell on.
Lay down now = Appoint it so, I pray.
put me, &c. = be thou my bond. Compare Isaiah 38:14 ("undertake").
who is he . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . The answer is given in Job 17:4 by Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ), "[not they]".
strike hands. The idiom for making a compact. Compare Proverbs 6:1 ; Proverbs 11:15 ; Proverbs 17:18 ; Proverbs 22:26 , &c.
He that, &c. Supply Ellipsis, as in translation below; and treat Job 17:5 as a quotation.
children = sons.
fail = look in vain.
aforetime = in former times. Compare Ruth 4:7 ,
tabret = a drum. Hebrew. topheth. To the sound and warning of which people gave heed. See note on 1 Samuel 10:5 . After this verse imagine a pause.
members = limbs.
you. So some codices, with Syriac and "Vulgate, which Authorized Version and Revised Version followed. Other codices read "them".
darkness. Hebrew. hashak. See note on Job 3:6 .
the grave. Hebrew. Sheol. App-35 . Compare Job 17:16 .
the pit. Hebrew. Sheol. App-35 . Compare Job 17:13 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 17". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26