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Job 18:5


“Yes, 1  the lamp 2  of the wicked is extinguished; his flame of fire 3  does not shine.


Job 20:5; Pr 4:19; Pr 13:9; Pr 20:20; Pr 24:20; Isa 50:11

NET © Notes

tn Hebrew גַּם (gam, “also; moreover”), in view of what has just been said.

sn The lamp or the light can have a number of uses in the Bible. Here it is probably an implied metaphor for prosperity and happiness, for the good life itself.

tn The expression is literally “the flame of his fire,” but the pronominal suffix qualifies the entire bound construction. The two words together intensify the idea of the flame.

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