Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 15:28


he lived in ruined towns 1  and in houses where 2  no one lives, where they are ready to crumble into heaps. 3 


Job 3:14; Job 18:15; Isa 5:8-10; Jer 9:11; Jer 26:18; Jer 51:37; Mic 3:12; Mic 7:18

NET © Notes

sn K&D 11:266 rightly explains that these are not cities that he, the wicked, has destroyed, but that were destroyed by a judgment on wickedness. Accordingly, Eliphaz is saying that the wicked man is willing to risk such a curse in his confidence in his prosperity (see further H. H. Rowley, Job [NCBC], 113).

tn The verbal idea serves here to modify “houses” as a relative clause; so a relative pronoun is added.

tn The Hebrew has simply “they are made ready for heaps.” The LXX translates it, “what they have prepared, let others carry away.” This would involve a complete change of the last word.

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