Bible Commentaries
Job 32

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 2

Elihu = God is Jehovah; or, my God is He. Not named before. His addresses occupy six chapters, His two counts of indictment (verses: Job 32:2 , Job 32:3 ) are based upon what precedes, and lead up to "the end of the Lord" in what follows from Job 32:13 .

Barachel = whom God hath blessed.

Buzite. Descended from Buz, the second son of Nahor, the brother of Abraham (Genesis 22:20 , Genesis 22:21 ). See notes on p. 666.

Ram = Aram, related to Buz (Genesis 22:21 ).

himself = his soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 3

condemned Job. The primitive text reads "condemned God", but was altered from motives of false reverence by the Sopherim to "Job". See App-33 .

Verse 7

Days . . . years. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for men of years: aged men.

Verse 8

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

inspiration. Hebrew. neshamah. App-16 .

THE ALMIGHTY. Hebrew Shaddai. App-4 .

Verse 12

convinced = convicted. Man condemns without convicting; but God convicts first, that the man may condemn himself.

words = arguments.

Verse 13

GOD. Hebrew El.

Verse 18

matter. Hebrew. millah = the matter of what is said.

Verse 19

wine. Hebrew. yayin. App-27 .

bottles = skin bottles; which, if fermentation is not completed, sometimes burst.

Verse 22

soon. See note on Proverbs 5:14 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 32". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.