Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 38:15


Then from the wicked the light is withheld, and the arm raised in violence 1  is broken. 2 


Ex 10:21-23; 2Ki 6:18; Job 5:14; Job 18:5,18; Ps 10:15; Ps 37:17; Pr 4:19; Isa 8:21,22; Jer 13:16; Eze 30:22; Ac 13:10,11

NET © Notes

tn Heb “the raised arm.” The words “in violence” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied in the translation to clarify the metaphor.

sn What is active at night, the violence symbolized by the raised arm, is broken with the dawn. G. R. Driver thought the whole verse referred to stars, and that the arm is the navigator’s term for the line of stars (“Two astronomical passages in the Old Testament,” JTS 4 [1953]: 208-12).

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