Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 19:15

Context
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My guests 1  and my servant girls consider 2  me a stranger; I am a foreigner 3  in their eyes.

XREF

Job 19:16-19; Job 31:31,32; Ps 123:3

NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew גָּרֵי בֵיתִי (gare beti, “the guests of my house”) refers to those who sojourned in my house – not residents, but guests.

tn The form of the verb is a feminine plural, which would seem to lend support to the proposed change of the lines (see last note to v. 14). But the form may be feminine primarily because of the immediate reference. On the other side, the suffix of “their eyes” is a masculine plural. So the evidence lies on both sides.

tn This word נָכְרִי (nokhri) is the person from another race, from a strange land, the foreigner. The previous word, גֵּר (ger), is a more general word for someone who is staying in the land but is not a citizen, a sojourner.



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