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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 30

Verse 1

I. Note the "I" of adversity in Job 30:0 . See note on Job 29:2 .

Verse 6

cliffs. = ravines; or, most dreadful ravines.

Verse 8

Children = sons.

viler than the earth = smitten or scourged out of the land.

Verse 10

face = presence,

Verse 13

they have no helper = they derive no help or benefit from it.

Verse 15

my soul = what is noble or excellent in me. Not nephesh ( App-13 ) here, as in Job 30:16 and Job 30:25 .

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

Verse 16

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 18

collar: the opening in the tunic for the neck.

Verse 20

hear = answer.

Verse 22

my substance. See note on "sound wisdom", Proverbs 2:7 .

Verse 24

grave. Hebrew. bi' i , a mound or tumulus. But others point it be'i = a prayer.

his destruction = their calamity.

Verse 25

Did not I. ! Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .

poor = helpless. Hebrew. 'ebyon . See note on Proverbs 6:11 ,

Verse 26

darkness. Hebrew ' ophel . See note on Job 3:6 .

Verse 27

prevented = came on.

Verse 28

congregation = assembly.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 30". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/job-30.html. 1909-1922.