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The sons are so helpless that even the poor take their property. The reference as it stands in the MT seems to be to the image of taking root in v.

Many commentators either delete the line altogether or try to repoint it to make more sense out of it. There seems to be no easy solution to the difficulty of the line. The general sense of the line is clear, in spite of the difficulties of determining the exact meaning of the verb. Here Eliphaz simply summarizes the points made with this general principle — trouble does not come from outside man, nor does it come as a part of the natural order, but rather it comes from the evil nature of man.

Sparks, he argues, do not soar high above the earth. Other suggestions include Resheph, the Phoenician god of lightning Pope , the fire of passion Buttenwieser , angels Peake , or demons Targum Job. None of these are convincing; the idea of sparks flying upward fits the translation well and makes clear sense in the passage. But, as H. Rowley Job [NCBC], 53 concludes, the argument to identify the expression preceding this with eagles is far-fetched.

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Job eventually will submit to God in the end, but not in the way that Eliphaz advises here, for Job does not agree that the sufferings are judgments from God. See and On the basis of this information, H. Because of the length of the sentence in Hebrew and the conventions of English style, a new sentence was started here in the translation. But the article is necessary because of the distance between this verse and the reference to God.

This would be more keenly felt in the Middle East where water is scarce. It could refer to streets if what is meant is outside the house; but it refers to fields here parallel to the more general word because it is outside the village. If read simply as a purpose clause after the previous verse, it would suggest that the purpose of watering the earth was to raise the humble cf.

Dhorme Job , 64 notes that the perfect is parallel to the infinitive of the first colon, and so he renders it in the same way as the infinitive, comparing the construction to that of In the next verse it describes the clever plans of the wise — those who are wise in their own sight. It has either the idea of the faculty of foresight, or of prudence in general see ; Here he captures or ensnares the wise in their wickedly clever plans.

See also Ps , where the wicked are caught in the pit they have dug — they are only wise in their own eyes.

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Paul cites it in 1 Cor See Gen ; Ps [27]. This is like the Syrians in 2 Kgs And as E. Ps parallels v. Its usages show that it may describe a strife breaking out, a charge or quarrel in progress, or the settling of a dispute Isa Here the emphasis is on the consequence of the charge brought, namely, the correction. Prov says almost the same thing as this line.

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This is its first occurrence. But, of course, the lines do not apply to Job because his suffering is not due to divine chastening. See Prov ; Amos , Mic A number that seems to be sufficient for the point is increased by one, as if to say there is always one more. Others try to emend the text.

It is omitted in the LXX. It seems to mean there is a deep sympathy between man and nature.

Dhorme Job , 71 rejects these ideas as too contrived; he says to have a pact with the stones of the field simply means the stones will not come and spoil the ground, making it less fertile. Compare Isa and Ps Now, v.

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This would be the case if Job were right with God. The verb is the perfect with the vav consecutive; it may be subordinated to the imperfect verb that follows to form a temporal clause. It refers here as in Isa and to the produce of the earth. This led some of the commentators to say that at 60 one would enter the ripe old age E. An emphatic personal pronoun also precedes the imperative. The second word expresses his misfortune, the cause of his grief. Job wants these placed together in the balances so that his friends could see the misfortune is greater than the grief.

The infinitive absolute intensifies the wish as well as the idea of weighing. Others take 3a as the apodosis of v. So the grief of Job cannot be measured. The idea in the context is rather that of speaking wildly, rashly, or charged with grief. Clines, Job [WBC], KJV , but that yields a very difficult sense to the line.

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Dhorme, Job , for a treatment of poisoned arrows in the ancient world. But whereas Eliphaz said Job provoked the trouble by his sin, Job is perplexed because he does not think he did. Many suggestions have been made for changing this word. These seem unnecessary since the MT pointing yields a good meaning: but for the references to these suggestions, see D. Clines, Job WBC , The image is of a beleaguering army; the host is made up of all the terrors from God. The reference is to the terrifying and perplexing thoughts that assail Job A. The wild donkey will bray when it finds no food see Jer In contrast to the grass that grows on the fields for the wild donkey, this is fodder prepared for the domesticated animals.

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Rowley does not think that the exact edible object can be identified. The idea of the slimy glaring white around the yolk of an egg seems to fit best. This is another illustration of something that is tasteless or insipid.