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Rather [ אליו לבו - וגו"

V.10. – far be it from God that he should do Wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit Iniquity. 585 Gobbo : ] seems this -- Profaneness would be to God in doing Wickedness, and to the Almighty in committing Iniquity; for both the Verbs are in the Infinitive; as in these Instances

, look (literally in looking) upon God; Exod. III. 6. and p787 x pbron 15999, and they made an End of dividing (literally in or from dividing ) the Earth ; Joih. XIX.

51.

I would therefore render FAR BE IT FROM GOD TO DO WICKEDNESS, AND FROM THE ALMIGHTY TO COMMIT INIQUITY.

V. 14. If he fet his Heart upon Man, if be gather &c.— Dive Ox "— ]

IF HE SET HIS HEART AGAINST HIM, HE WILL GATHER &c.

V. 16. If thou hast Understanding, hear this:- you 1732 Oxy] 17 is here not a Substantive, but a Verb in the Imperative, with the , paragogic, as Pf. V. 1. and ought to be rendered - But, I PRAY THEE, UNDERSTAND, HEAR THIS.

V. 17. Shall even be that hateth Right govern? Ovo X310 787 wan] Rather — YEA, SHALL HE THAT HATE TH JUSTICE RECTIFY? for van never signifies to govern.

and wilt thou condemn him that is most just? 925 p.73 DNI : ] RIGHTEOUS ? The Construction of our Version seems contrary to the Genius of the Hebrew. 722 is here considered as an Adverb, as Ch. XV.10. XXXI. 25. and the Verb is used as i Sam. XIV.47. or as V.29. V. 18. Is it fit to say to a King, Thou art wicked? 76035 Torn ]

SHALL WICKEDNESS BE (OR PUBLISHED OF, or CONCERNING) THE King; and UNGODLINESS, OF PRINCES ? This Construction seems easy'; whereas the other is repugnant to the Rules of Grammar.

V.19. How much less to him that accepteth not the Persons of Princes: - Du '39 MUINS 70X] This Sentence will not be defective, if we render 728 BEHOLD, HE ACCEPTETH &c. as it ought to be, 2 Sam. II. 4. — XIV. 15. That Particle, in this Sense, is properly introduced, when the Admiration is to be raised, or a Contrast is intended to be exhibited.

V.20. - and

Rather [תרשיע :

AND WILT THOU GREATLY VEX THE

Rather [בליעל

ATTRIBUTED TO

V. 20. and the mighty shall be taken away without Hand. 17°099 :72 ss max] Rather — AND THEY SHALL TAKE AWAY THE MIGHTY WITHOUT FORCE : i. e. he will be so feeble, that Force, used against him, will be unnecessary.

V. 22. There is no Darkness, nor Shadow of Death, where the workers . :18 Syb Div] Rather -- NEITHER DARKNESS, NOR THE SHADOW OF DEATH WILL HIDE THERE THE WORKERS OF INIQUITY: the Infinitive for the Preter.

V.23. For he will not lay upon Man more than right; by so's og 71Y D' WX] Qu. ought not this Hemistic to be rendered - For NEITHER YET WILL HE DECREE (or ORDAIN) IN RESPECT TO Man? See D'w thus used, Isa. LXI.3. and Hab. I. 12. and in respect to the y, see Numb. VIII. 22. 1 Kings XXII. 8.

V. 30. That the Hypocrite reign not, left the People be ensnared. : — ]

THE HYPOCRITE IS MADE TO REIGN, ON ACCOUNT OF THE SNARES OF THE PEOPLE. The Verb is here considered as the Participle Pahul, and the Preposition, as Exod. VI... Deut. VII.7. See the same Sentiment, Ifa. III. 4,5, &c. V. 31. Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne. Chastise

. : — ] Rather, I think SURELY IT MAY

UNTO GOD, I HAVE BEEN DECEIVED; I WILL NOT ACT CORRUPTLY.

Rather [ ממלך אדם חנף - ממקשי עס :

[כי אל אל האמר - נשאתי לא אחבל: .ment

,
I will not efend any more

BE

SAID

CH A P. XXXV.

FROM

V. 3. For thou faids, What Advantage will it be unto thee? and, What Profit shall I have if I be cleansed from my Sin? na horn is : 'Mona Synn79 -45 100% ] Rather — For Thou saidST, What ADVANTAGE WILL THERE BE UNTO THEE, and WHAT PROFIT SHALL I HAVE,

MY Loss, or SUFFERING ? Thus is son rendered Gen. XXXI. 39. and ought to be — XLIII. 9.

V. 8. Thy Wickedness may hurt a Man as thou art: and thy RighteQufnefs may profit the Son of Man. : 70278] The Sense I think is sufficiently clear without any other Ad

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,they cry out ,ישועו The Verb [ מרוב עשוקים יזעיקו

אף כי תאמר לא תשורנו - דין .before bim

,
therefore truji thou in him

Rather [ לפניו ותחולל לו :

dition than the Verb Substantive, thus --Thy WICKEDNESS is FOR A MAN AS THYSELF; AND THY RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR THE SON OF Man.

V.9. By Reason of the Multitude of Oppresions they make the oppressed to cry:

] , , which immediately follows, seems to determine that per is here to be considered as in the first Conjugation, as it frequently is ; so that this Place might be rendered THEY BEWAIL BY REASON OF 'The MULTITUDE OF OPPRESSIONS,

V. 14. Although thou sayeft thou shalt not see him, yet Judgment is :]

NOTWITHSTANDING THOU HAST SAID THOU SHALT NOT SEE HIM; EXECUTE JUDGMENT BEFORE HIM, AND THOU MAYEST WAIT FOR HIM. V. 15. But now, because it is not so, he hath visted in his Anger ;

. : 789 wba yy)] Our Translators make God the Subject of the first Hemistic, and Job of the latter ; as appears by the Margin; which is harsh. They next derive up from mo; which is surely unjustifiable. And, to compleat all, after having coined a new Word, they give it an arbitrary Sense, which has not the most distant Connection with the Root. There is the strongest Evidence that this Word is defective in the printed Text; that, instead of ba, it ought to be written ywaa: for the LXX render it apartaped, so does Theodotion ; Symmachus Wagattwara, and the Vulgate Scelus : and the Syriac and Arabic evidently countenance this Lection. The Chaldee is corrupt. On the Authority therefore of all these distinct Witnesses, we cannot hesitate to admit this Reading, and render the Verse thus. But now, beCAUSE HIS ANGER HATH NOT VISITED, AND HE HATH NOT REGARDED TRANSGRESSION GREATLY &c.

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- he that is perfe&t in Knowledge is with thee. 14o Dion : 79] Rather, I think - but perfect KNOWLEDGE (literally the Perfection, or the Oracle, of Knowledge) shall be with THEE. V. 5. Bebold God is mighty and despiseth not any : he is mighty in :)

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Our [הן אל כביר ולא ימאס – כביר כח לב :

.Strength and Widom

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Version supplies here the Preposition and copulative Particle, that the last Hemistic may bear the Sense given to it. But, if without these Additions, a Sense, better in itself, and more agreeable to the Context, can be deduced from the same Letters, in the very fame Order, is it not to be admitted ? And this is done by bringing closer the four last Letters ; or making one Word out of two.. a5nd will then have the usual Particle of Comparison prefixed, and abp will fignify a Suckling, as i Sam. VII. 9. thus -Though God be MIGHTY, YET HE DESPISETH NOT : though MIGHTY, yet AS A SUCKLING : i.e. gentle. The Particle 10 is thus used Jer. II. 10. The Antithesis of the next Verse favours also this Interpretation. The Syriac and Arabic evidently read the Text, as is here proposed : but mistook the Sense.

V. 16. Even so would be have removed thee out of the strait into a broad Place, where there is no Straitness. 307 - 75 7D'DN 787

b] a distinct Sentiment; which may not improperly be thus rendered EVEN SO WOULD HE HAVE RESCUED THEE FROM THE JAWS OF THE OPPRESSOR ; HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN thee ROOM INSTEAD OF STRAITNESS; (or LARGE, NOT STRAIT should have been thy Place.) For non is used substantively for a Man's Place, Exod. X. 23. 1 Sam. XIV.9. 2 Sam. II. 23. See V. 20. V. 18. Because there is Wrath, beware left be take thee away .

with his Stroke : -powa 70'D' 10 non ] Rather -FORASMUCH AS there is WRATH, BE THOU NOT MOVED TO SELF-CONFIDENCE, (or Self-COMPLACENCY ;) which is the Sense of pow; see Taylor. The Verb is impersonal, and implies the Sense here given to it. "The Fault which Elihu finds with Job is his thinking too well of himself, and not humbling himself sufficiently under the Divine Chastisement.

- not Gold, nor all the Forces of Strength. 527 792 MS : no 3082 ] These Words would be more intelligible were they rendered, as they certainly may be - NOT GOLD, NOR ALL THE POWERS OF WEALTH. See Ch.VI. 22. Prov. V. 10. &c.

V. 20. Dehre not the Night, when People are cut off in their place. : ] THE NIGHT, IN ORDER TO DESTROY THE PEOPLE, WHOM

V. 19.

Rather DESIRE NOT [אר תשאף הלילה- לעלות עמים תחתם:

THOU

The [מי פקד עליו דרכו

THOU HAST TAKEN ; (or - IN THEIR PLACE, i.e. murder them in their Houses.) I give the Verb: by the Sense it has, Pf. CII. 24. V.23. Who bath enjoined him his Way ?

] Verb po, when it has the Preposition Sy or by after it, signifies To animadvert upon, to correct or punish. This Place ought therefore to be rendered WHO CAN CHARGE HIM WITH HIS WAY ? or WHO CAN ANIMADVERT UPON HIM FOR HIS WAY? And this Sense will perfectly agree with the next Hemistic.

V.25. Every Man - Ox59] Rather Every one, because 078, Man, follows immediately after. V. 27. For be maketh small the Drops of Water: they pour down

."

' y : 1785] Neither the Verb, nor the Pronoun, of the last Hemistic seems to have any Antecedent, as they are rendered in our Version. These Faults however are not to be charged on the Text; for it may be rendered - FOR HE MAKETH SMALL THE DROPS OF THE WATER, which POURETH DOWN RAIN THROUGH HIS VAPOUR : Or --FOR HE RESTRAINETH THE DROPS OF THE Waters, which POUR DOWN RAIN THROUGH THE VAPOUR ; (V. 28.) AND WHICH THE CLOUDS &c.

V. 29. Also can any understand the Spreadings of the Clouds, 2y '

Va 12' DK] The natural Construction of the Words, abstractedly considered, the Syntax, and the Context, conspire to make God the Subject of this Verse; which ought to be rendered — Yes,

THE EXPANSIONS OF THE CLOUD, &c.

or the Noise of his Tabernacle ? : ind2 hown] Rather THE THUNDER WITHIN, viz. within the Cloud; or the THUNDER OP HIS HABITATION ; viz. God's; for God is said to make the Clouds the Place of his Residence. See Pf. XVIII. 11. XCVII. 2. The old Versions render Down Thunder, and the Context evidently points out that particular Sense. V. 32. With Clouds be covereth the Light :

] The Word a signifies no where Clouds. It is therefore better to render this place thus - With his HANDS HE COVERETH THE LIGHT.

and

אף

VERILY HE

UNDERSTANDETH

[ער כפים כסה אור -:

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