Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 1:22

Context
NETBible

In all this Job did not sin, nor did he charge God with moral impropriety. 1 

XREF

Job 2:10; Job 34:10,18,19; Job 40:4-8; Ro 9:20; Jas 1:4,12; 1Pe 1:7

NET © Notes

tn The last clause is difficult to translate. It simply reads, “and he did not give unseemliness to God.” The word תִּפְלָה (tiflah) means “unsavoriness” or “unseemliness” in a moral sense. The sense is that Job did not charge God with any moral impropriety in his dealings with him. God did nothing worthless or tasteless. The ancient versions saw the word connected with “foolishness” or “stupidity” (תָּפֵל, tafel, “to be tasteless”). It is possible that “folly” would capture some of what Job meant here. See also M. Dahood, “Hebrew-Ugaritic Lexicography XII,” Bib 55 (1974): 381-93.



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