; properly the whole
; hence all
(in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
, that is, a human being
(an individual or the species, mankind
A primitive root; to gaze
at; mentally to perceive
(with pleasure); specifically to have a vision of
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
; properly a mortal
(and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120
); hence a man
in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
A primitive root; to scan
, that is, look intently at; by implication to regard
with pleasure, favor or care.
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 4046
] afar off.
, literally of figuratively, of place or time; specifically precious
; often used adverbially (with preposition).
; properly a part
of; hence (prepositionally), from
or out of
in many senses.
_ _ See namely, with wondering admiration [Maurer].
_ _ man may behold rather, “(yet) mortals (a different Hebrew word from ‘man’) behold it (only) from afar off,” see but a small “part” (Job 26:14).
It The power, and wisdom, and greatness of God are so manifest in all his works, that all who are not stupid, must see and acknowledge it. Afar off The works of God are so great and conspicuous, that they may be seen at a great distance. Hence Elihu proceeds to give some instances, in the works of nature and common providence. His general aim is to shew, That God is the first cause and supreme director of all the creatures; whom therefore we ought with all humility and reverence to adore, That it is presumption in us to prescribe to him in his special providence toward men, when the operations even of common providence about the meteors, are so mysterious and unaccountable.
Every man may see it; man may behold [it] (q) afar off.
(q) The works of God are revealed, that a man may see them afar off, and know God by the same.
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