Job 33:17

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

Read Job 33:17 Using Other Translations

That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
that he may turn man aside from his deed and conceal pride from a man;
He makes them turn from doing wrong; he keeps them from pride.

What does Job 33:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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
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