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Job 33:17

17 to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride,

Job 33:17 in Other Translations

17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
17 that he may turn man aside from his deed and conceal pride from a man;
17 He makes them turn from doing wrong; he keeps them from pride.
17 To turn them back from something bad they're planning, from some reckless choice,
17 in order to turn a person [from his] actions and suppress his pride.

Job 33:17 Meaning and Commentary

Job 33:17

That he may withdraw a man [from his] purpose
Or "work" {m}, his wicked work, as the Targum; either which he has begun upon, or which he designed to do. Thus Abimelech and Laban were restrained from their intentions by a divine admonition in a dream, the one from taking Abraham's wife, as he intended, and the other from doing harm to Jacob, which he designed:

and hide pride from man;
by pardoning his sins, in which there is always pride, so some; pardon of sin being expressed by covering it, ( Psalms 32:1 ) ; or rather by repressing, weakening, and preventing it; and that by not suffering vain and proud men to perform their enterprises, but obliging them to submit to the will of God, and humble themselves under his mighty hand. These are the ends proposed, and which are effected through the Lord speaking to men in dreams, opening their ears, and sending instructions to them; and others also for their good follow.


F13 (hvem) "opere", Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus

Job 33:17 In-Context

15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds,
16 he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,
17 to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride,
18 to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword.
19 “Or someone may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in their bones,

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