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answered = replied. See note on Job 4:1 .
Hear diligently. See note on Job 13:17 .
mock on = mock [thou] on, as if pointing to him.
man. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .
why . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
my spirit = myself. Hebrew. ruach ( App-9 ). Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Part), App-6 , for the whole person, for emphasis.
lay your hand, &c. A token of having no answer.
are safe = are in peace.
GOD. Hebrew Eloah. App-4 .
their = each.
children = lads.
organ. Hebrew. 'ugab = a wind instrument. Compare Genesis 4:21 .Genesis 30:31 .Psalms 150:4 .
go down = get dashed.
the grave. Hebrew. Sheol. App-35 .
GOD. Hebrew EI. App-4 .
What. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4 .
How oft. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . These words must be repeated to supply the Ellipsis at the beginning of Job 21:18 and Job 21:19 , as in middle of Job 21:17 .
candle = lamp.
wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha. App-44 .
God. Supply "How oft He", &c, instead of "God".
They: i.e. [How oft] they.
stubble = crushed straw. Hebrew. teben (not kash = straw.
wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .
GOD = [How oft] Eloah.
his: i.e. the lawless man's children.
iniquity. Hebrew. 'avert, App-44 . Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), for punishment brought on by it.
children = sons.
breasts = skin bottles.
soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
Where . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
prince = noble.
Have ye not. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
That. Supply Ellipsis ( App-6 ) before "That" = "[They say] that". See translation below.
Who . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
the grave = sepulchre. Hebrew. keber. App-35 .
tomb = tumulus, or sepulchral mound.
clods. Hebrew. degeb = soft, or moist clods. Occurs only here and Job 38:38 .
falsehood = perverseness. Hebrew. ma'al. App-44 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 21". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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