Job 33:28

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

Read Job 33:28 Using Other Translations

He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit, and my life shall look upon the light.'
God rescued me from the grave, and now my life is filled with light.’

What does Job 33:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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