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answered. See note on Job 4:1 . Bildad. See note on Job 2:11 .
How long . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . an end: or, a perversion.
Wherefore . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
vile: or, stupid.
your sight. Septuagint and Syriac read "thine eyes".
himself = his soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
shall. ? Figure of speech Erotesis.
light. The reference is to the universal practice of burning a light during the night.
wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha. App-44 .
dark. Hebrew. hashak: see note on Job 3:6 ; showing that the man is dead, and not alive to keep the light burning.
tabernacle = tent.
candle = lamp.
with him = over him: see note on "dark", above.
steps of his strength = his firm step. Genitive of character. App-17 .
walketh = walketh habitually.
the gin = a gin. Authorized Version, 1611, reads "grin" = a snare. Same meaning, but now obsolete.
the = a
robber = noose.
laid = hidden.
drive him to his feet = follow at his feet. Compare 1 Samuel 25:42 .
strength, &c. i.e. shall be weakened by hunger. Same word as Job 18:7 , not same as Job 18:13 .
strength = parts or members of his body.
skin. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Part), App-6 , for the whole body. Compare Exodus 22:26 .
firstborn of death: i.e. the chief, or worst, or cruellest death. Figure of speech Euphemismos. App-6 .
king of terrors. Euphemy, for death.
It: i.e. every one of the terrors.
none of his = not, indeed, his own.
nephew = grandson (Judges 12:14 ).
day. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for the thing done in the day: i.e. his fall.
wicked. Hebrew. 'aval. App-44 . Occurs elsewhere only in Job 27:7 ; Job 29:17 ; Job 31:3 , and Zephaniah 3:5 .
GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 .
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