Job 33:28

28 God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.’

Job 33:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
ESV
28 He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit, and my life shall look upon the light.'
NLT
28 God rescued me from the grave, and now my life is filled with light.’
MSG
28 But God stepped in and saved me from certain death. I'm alive again! Once more I see the light!'
CSB
28 He redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit, and I will continue to see the light."

Job 33:28 Meaning and Commentary

Job 33:28

He will deliver his soul from going into the pit
Into the pit of the grave; and then the soul is put for the man or for the body; or into the pit of hell or perdition:

and his life shall see the light;
or he shall live and enjoy outward prosperity here, and the light of eternal happiness hereafter; and so the Targum interprets it of superior light, or the light above, even the inheritance of the saints in light. These words have a double reading; the "Keri", or marginal reading, is what we follow; but the "Cetib", or textual reading, is, "he hath delivered my soul from going into the pit, and my life sees the light"; and which seems to be the better reading; and so the words are a continuation of the address of the man recovered from illness to his friends; setting forth and acknowledging, with joy and thankfulness, the great goodness of God unto him, that he had delivered him from the grave, and spared his life, and given him to enjoy great prosperity, both temporal and spiritual.

Job 33:28 In-Context

26 then that person can pray to God and find favor with him, they will see God’s face and shout for joy; he will restore them to full well-being.
27 And they will go to others and say, ‘I have sinned, I have perverted what is right, but I did not get what I deserved.
28 God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.’
29 “God does all these things to a person— twice, even three times—
30 to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Exodus 15:13; Psalms 34:22; Psalms 107:20
  • 2. S ver 18; S Job 17:16
  • 3. S Job 22:28