Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 13:13


“Refrain from talking 1  with me so that 2  I may speak; then let come to me 3  what may. 4 


Job 6:9,10; Job 7:11; Job 7:15,16; Job 10:1; Job 13:5; Job 21:3

NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew has a pregnant construction: “be silent from me,” meaning “stand away from me in silence,” or “refrain from talking with me.” See GKC 384 §119.ff. The LXX omits “from me,” as do several commentators.

tn The verb is the Piel cohortative; following the imperative of the first colon this verb would show purpose or result. The inclusion of the independent personal pronoun makes the focus emphatic – “so that I (in my turn) may speak.”

tn The verb עָבַר (’avar, “pass over”) is used with the preposition עַל (’al, “upon”) to express the advent of misfortune, namely, something coming against him.

tn The interrogative pronoun מָה (mah) is used in indirect questions, here introducing a clause [with the verb understood] as the object – “whatever it be” (see GKC 443-44 §137.c).

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