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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Job 7

Verse 1

Is there not. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .

an appointed time = a warfare. Compare Job 14:14 .

man = mortal man.

are not. ? Figure of speech Erotesis.

Verse 2

the shadow = the shade: i.e. daytime.

work. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Effect), App-6 , for the wages or reward gained by work: i.e. evening.

Verse 4

dawning. Hebrew. nesheph. A Homonym, having two meanings: (1) as here, daylight; (2) darkness. See notes on 1 Samuel 30:17 . 2Ki 7:5 , 2 Kings 7:7 .

Verse 7

wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

Verse 9

the grave. Hebrew. Sheol. See App-35 .

Verse 10

know = recognize.

Verse 11

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

Verse 12

Am I. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .

whale = a sea-monster.

watch = a bound. Compare Jeremiah 6:22 .

over = about, as in Job 13:27 . Proverbs 8:29 .

Verse 13

complaint = complainings.

Verse 15

rather than my life = by mine [own] hands.

life = bones, or limbs: i.e. hands.

Verse 16

loathe [it] = loathe [life], Job 7:16 is parenthetical, being the thought of suicide, which intrudes itself upon him.

Verse 17

What is man . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .

Verse 18

every morning. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6 , put for all time: i.e. continuously.

Verse 20

men. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .

to myself. One of the emendations of the Sopherim ( App-33 ), by which the primitive text "unto Thee" was altered to the current text (by the omission of the last letter) to "unto myself".

Verse 21

transgression. Hebrew pasha'.

iniquity. Hebrew. 'avah.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 7". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.