Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 24:22

Context
NETBible

But God 1  drags off the mighty by his power; when God 2  rises up against him, he has no faith in his life. 3 

XREF

Es 3:8-10; Da 6:4-9; Joh 19:12-16; Re 16:13,14; Re 17:2

NET © Notes

tn God has to be the subject of this clause. None is stated in the Hebrew text, but “God” has been supplied in the translation for clarity.

tn Heb “he”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity. See the note on the word “life” at the end of the line.

tn This line has been given a number of interpretations due to its cryptic form. The verb יָקוּם (yaqum) means “he rises up.” It probably is meant to have God as the subject, and be subordinated as a temporal clause to what follows. The words “against him” are not in the Hebrew text, but have been supplied in the translation to specify the object and indicate that “rise up” is meant in a hostile sense. The following verb וְלֹא־יַאֲמִין (vÿlo-yaamin), by its very meaning of “and he does not believe,” cannot have God as the subject, but must refer to the wicked.



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