Job 27 :1

Job 27 :1 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

King James Version (KJV)

Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

American Standard Version (ASV)

And Job again took up his parable, and said,

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And Job again took up the word and said,

Webster's Revision

Moreover, Job continued his parable, and said,

World English Bible

Job again took up his parable, and said,

English Revised Version (ERV)

And Job again took up his parable, and said,

Definitions for Job 27 :1

Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.

Clarke's Commentary on Job 27 :1

Continued his parable - After having delivered the preceding discourse, Job appears to have paused to see if any of his friends chose to make any reply; but finding them all silent, he resumed his discourse, which is here called משלו meshalo, his parable, his authoritative weighty discourse; from משל mashal, to exercise rule, authority, dominion, or power - Parkhurst. And it must be granted that in this speech he assumes great boldness, exhibits his own unsullied character, and treats his friends with little ceremony.

Barnes' Commentary on Job 27 :1

Job continued - Margin, as in Hebrew "added to take up." Probably he had paused for Zophar to reply, but since he said nothing he now resumed his argument.

His parable - A parable properly denotes a comparison of one thing with another, or a fable or allegorical representation from which moral instruction is derived. It was a favorite mode of conveying truth in the East, and indeed is found in all countries; see the notes at Matthew 13:3. It is evident, however, that Job did not deliver his sentiments in this manner; and the word rendered "parable" here (משׁל mâshâl) means, as it often does, a sententious discourse or argument. The word is used in the Scriptures to denote a parable, properly so called; then a sententious saying; an apothegm; a proverb; or a poem or song; see the notes at Isaiah 14:4. It is rendered here by the Vulgate, parabolam; by the Septuagint, προοιμίῳ prooimiō - "Job spake by preface;" Luther, fuhr fort - Job continued; Noyes, discourse; Good, high argument. The meaning is, that Job continued his discourse; but there is in the word a reference to the kind of discourse which he employed, as being sententious and apothegmatical.

Wesley's Commentary on Job 27 :1

27:1 Parable - His grave and weighty discourse.
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