Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 35:15


And further, 1  when you say that his anger does not punish, 2  and that he does not know transgression! 3 


Nu 20:12; Job 4:5; Job 9:14; Job 13:15; Job 30:15-31; Ps 88:11-16; Ps 89:32; Ho 11:8,9; Lu 1:20; Heb 12:11,12; Re 3:19

NET © Notes

tn The expression “and now” introduces a new complaint of Elihu – in addition to the preceding. Here the verb of v. 14, “you say,” is understood after the temporal ki (כִּי).

tn The verb פָקַד (paqad) means “to visit” (also “to appoint; to muster; to number”). When God visits, it means that he intervenes in one’s life for blessing or cursing (punishing, destroying).

tn The word פַּשׁ (pash) is a hapax legomenon. K&D 12:275 derived it from an Arabic word meaning “belch,” leading to the idea of “overflow.” BDB 832 s.v. defines it as “folly.” Several define it as “transgression” on the basis of the versions (Theodotion, Symmachus, Vulgate). The RSV took it as “greatly heed,” but that is not exactly “greatly know,” when the text beyond that requires “not know at all.” The NIV has “he does not take the least notice of wickedness.”

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