Job 4:15
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English Standard Version
A spirit glided past my face; the hair of my flesh stood up.

King James Bible
Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:

American Standard Version
Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair of my flesh stood up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when a spirit passed before me, the hair of my flesh stood up.

English Revised Version
Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

6 Is not thy piety thy confidence,

Thy Hope? And the uprightness of thy ways?

7 Think now: who ever perished, being innocent?!

And where have the righteous been cut off?!

8 As often as I saw, those who ploughed evil

And sowed sorrow, - they reaped the same.

9 By the breath of Eloah they perished,

By the breath of His anger they vanished away.

10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the shachal,

And the teeth of the young lions, are rooted out.

11 The lion wanders about for want of prey,

And the lioness' whelps are scattered.

In Job 4:6 all recent expositors take the last waw as waw apodosis: And thy hope, is not even this the integrity of thy way? According to our punctuation, there is no occasion for supposing such an application of the waw apodosis, which is an error in a clause consisting only of substantives, and is not supported by the examples, Job 15:17; Job 23:12; 2 Samuel 22:41.

(Note: We will not, however, dispute the possibility, for at least in Arabic one can say, zı̂d f-hkı̂m Zeid, he is wise. Grammarians remark that Arab. zı̂d in this instance is like a hypothetical sentence: If any one asks, etc. 2 Samuel 15:34 is similar.)


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a spirit.

Psalm 104:4 Who makes his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Matthew 14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

Luke 24:37-39 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit...

Hebrews 1:7,14 And of the angels he said, Who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire...

the hair.

Isaiah 13:8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails...

Isaiah 21:3,4 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold on me, as the pangs of a woman that travails...

Daniel 5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed...

Cross References
Job 4:14
dread came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones shake.

Job 4:16
It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; there was silence, then I heard a voice:

Daniel 10:11
And he said to me, "O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you." And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.

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