Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 5:19

Context
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He will deliver you 1  from six calamities; yes, in seven 2  no evil will touch you.

XREF

Ps 34:19; Ps 91:3-7; Ps 91:7-10; Pr 24:16; 1Co 10:13; 2Co 1:8; 2Pe 2:9

NET © Notes

tn The verb is the Hiphil imperfect of נָצַל (natsal, “deliver”). These verbs might have been treated as habitual imperfects if it were not for the use of the numerical images – “six calamities…in seven.” So the nuance is specific future instead.

tn The use of a numerical ladder as we have here – “six // seven” is frequent in wisdom literature to show completeness. See Prov 6:16; Amos 1:3, Mic 5:5. A number that seems to be sufficient for the point is increased by one, as if to say there is always one more. By using this Eliphaz simply means “in all troubles” (see H. H. Rowley, Job [NCBC], 56).



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