Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 21:27

Context
NETBible

“Yes, I know what you are thinking, 1  the schemes 2  by which you would wrong me. 3 

XREF

Job 4:8-11; Job 5:3-5; Job 8:3-6; Job 15:20-35; Job 20:5,29; Job 32:3; Job 42:7; Ps 59:4; Ps 119:86; Lu 5:22; 1Pe 2:19

NET © Notes

tn The word is “your thoughts.” The word for “thoughts” (from חָצַב [khatsav, “to think; to reckon; to plan”]) has more to do with their intent than their general thoughts. He knows that when they talked about the fate of the wicked they really were talking about him.

tn For the meaning of this word, and its root זָמַם (zamam), see Job 17:11. It usually means the “plans” or “schemes” that are concocted against someone.

tn E. Dhorme (Job, 321) distinguishes the verb חָמַס (khamas) from the noun for “violence.” He proposes a meaning of “think, imagine”: “and the ideas you imagined about me.”



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