Job 33 CSB

Elihu Confronts Job

1 But now, Job, pay attention to my speech, and listen to all my words.

References for Job 33:1

      2 I am going to open my mouth;a my tongue will form words on my palate.

      References for Job 33:2

          3 My words [come from] my upright heart, and my lips speak what they know with sincerity.b

          References for Job 33:3

            • b 33:3 - 1 Kg 9:4; Ps 119:7; Zph 3:9
              4 The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almightyc gives me life.d

              References for Job 33:4

                • c 33:4 - Jb 4:9; 32:8; 37:10; Gn 2:7
                • d 33:4 - Jb 27:3; Gn 2:7; Ps 104:29-30
                  5 Refute me if you can. Prepare your casee against me; take your stand.f

                  References for Job 33:5

                    • e 33:5 - Jb 13:18; 23:4; 32:14
                    • f 33:5 - Jb 33:32; Ps 2:2
                      6 I am just like you before God; I was also pinched off from [a piece of] clay.g

                      References for Job 33:6

                        • g 33:6 - Jb 4:19; 10:9; 13:12
                          7 Fear of me should not terrify you; the pressure I exerth against you will be light.i

                          References for Job 33:7

                            • h 33:7 - Lit you; my pressure
                            • i 33:7 - Jb 9:34; 13:21; Ps 88:15
                              8 Surely you have spoken in my hearing, and I have heard these veryj words:

                              References for Job 33:8

                                • j 33:8 - Lit heard a sound of
                                  9 "I am pure, without transgression; I am clean and have no guilt.k

                                  References for Job 33:9

                                    • k 33:9 - Jb 9:21; 11:4; Pr 16:2
                                      10 But He finds reasons to oppose me; He regards me as his enemy.l

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                                          11 He puts my feet in the stocks; He stands watch over all my paths."m

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                                              12 But I tell you that you are wrong in this [matter], since God is greater than man.n

                                              References for Job 33:12

                                                • n 33:12 - Jb 4:17; 9:2; 15:14
                                                  13 Why do you take Him to court for not answering anything a person asks?op

                                                  References for Job 33:13

                                                    • o 33:13 - Lit court, for he does not answer all his words
                                                    • p 33:13 - Jb 9:3; 40:2
                                                      14 For God speaks time and again, but a person may not notice it.
                                                      15 In a dream, a vision in the night, when deep sleep falls on peopleq as they slumber on [their] beds,

                                                      References for Job 33:15

                                                        • q 33:15 - Jb 4:13; 7:14
                                                          16 He uncovers their ears at that time and terrifies themr with warnings,

                                                          References for Job 33:16

                                                            • r 33:16 - LXX; MT reads and seals
                                                              17 in order to turn a person [from his] actions and suppress his pride.s

                                                              References for Job 33:17

                                                                • s 33:17 - Lit and cover pride within a man
                                                                  18 God spares his soul from the Pit, his life from crossing the river [of death].tu

                                                                  References for Job 33:18

                                                                    • t 33:18 - Or from perishing by the sword
                                                                    • u 33:18 - Ps 16:10; 91
                                                                      19 A person may be disciplined on his bed with painv and constant distress in his bones,

                                                                      References for Job 33:19

                                                                        • v 33:19 - Jb 7:13; Ps 41:3; Hs 7:14
                                                                          20 so that he detests bread, and his soul [despises his] favorite food.
                                                                          21 His flesh wastes away to nothing,w and his unseen bones stick out.

                                                                          References for Job 33:21

                                                                            • w 33:21 - Lit away from sight
                                                                              22 He draws near the Pit, and his life to the executioners.
                                                                              23 If there is an angel on his side, one mediator out of a thousand, to tell a person what is right for himxy

                                                                              References for Job 33:23

                                                                                • x 33:23 - Or to vouch for a person's uprightness
                                                                                • y 33:23 - Ex 23:20-21; Dt 32:6
                                                                                  24 and to be gracious to him and say, "Spare him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom,"z

                                                                                  References for Job 33:24

                                                                                    • z 33:24 - Ex 30:12; Ps 49:7; Pr 6:35
                                                                                      25 then his flesh will be healthier{ than in his youth, and he will return to the days of his youthful vigor.|

                                                                                      References for Job 33:25

                                                                                        • { 33:25 - Hb obscure
                                                                                        • | 33:25 - Jb 5:26; 20:11; Dt 4:7
                                                                                          26 He will pray to God, and God will delight in him. That man will behold His face} with a shout of joy, and God will restore his righteousness to him.~

                                                                                          References for Job 33:26

                                                                                            • } 33:26 - Gn 33:10; Ps 11:7; 17:15
                                                                                            • ~ 33:26 - Ps 23:3; 24:5; 103:17
                                                                                              27 He will look at men and say, "I have sinned and perverted what was right; yet I did not get what I deserved.€

                                                                                              References for Job 33:27

                                                                                                •  33:27 - Lit and the same was not to me
                                                                                                • € 33:27 - 1 Kg 8:47; Ps 103:10; Jr 3:21
                                                                                                  28 He redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit, and I will continue to see the light."
                                                                                                  29 God certainly does all these things two or three times to a man
                                                                                                  30 in order to turn him back from the Pit, so he may shine with the light of life.

                                                                                                  References for Job 33:30

                                                                                                    •  33:30 - Ps 80:3,7,19; Jn 1:4,9; Jms 5:19-20
                                                                                                      31 Pay attention, Job, and listen to me. Be quiet, and I will speak.
                                                                                                      32 But if you have something to say,‚ answer me; speak, for I would like to justify you.

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                                                                                                        • ‚ 33:32 - Lit If there are words
                                                                                                          33 If not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.