Job 33:2
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New International Version
I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue.

New Living Translation
Now that I have begun to speak, let me continue.

English Standard Version
Behold, I open my mouth; the tongue in my mouth speaks.

Berean Study Bible
Behold now, I will open my mouth; what I speak is on the tip of my tongue.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold now, I open my mouth, My tongue in my mouth speaks.

King James Bible
Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

Christian Standard Bible
I am going to open my mouth; my tongue will form words on my palate.

Contemporary English Version
Everything I will say

Good News Translation
I am ready to say what's on my mind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am going to open my mouth; my tongue will form words on my palate.

International Standard Version
Look! I've begun to speak, and I'm fashioning my words.

NET Bible
See now, I have opened my mouth; my tongue in my mouth has spoken.

New Heart English Bible
See now, I have opened my mouth. My tongue has spoken in my mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I've opened my mouth. The words are on the tip of my tongue.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold now, I have opened my mouth, My tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold now, I open my mouth, My tongue in my mouth speaks.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, now I shall open my mouth, my tongue shall speak in my mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue has spoken in my mouth.

American King James Version
Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue has spoken in my mouth.

American Standard Version
Behold now, I have opened my mouth; My tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold now I have opened my mouth, let my tongue speak within my jaws.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold now, I have opened my mouth, my tongue speaketh in my palate,

English Revised Version
Behold now, I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

World English Bible
See now, I have opened my mouth. My tongue has spoken in my mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I pray thee, I have opened my mouth, My tongue hath spoken in the palate.
Study Bible
Elihu Rebukes Job
1But now, Job, hear my speech, and listen to all my words. 2Behold now, I will open my mouth; what I speak is on the tip of my tongue. 3My words are from an upright heart, and my lips speak sincerely what I know.…
Cross References
Job 33:1
But now, Job, hear my speech, and listen to all my words.

Job 33:3
My words are from an upright heart, and my lips speak sincerely what I know.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue has spoken in my mouth.

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Job 3:1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

Psalm 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Matthew 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

mouth. Heb. palate

Job 31:30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.







Verse 2. - Behold, now I have opened my mouth. (On the solemnity of the phrase, "opened my mouth," see the comment upon Job 3:1.) My tongue hath spoken in my mouth; literally, in my palate (comp. Job 6:30). Each word has been, as it were, tasted; that is, seriously considered and examined beforehand. My remarks will not be crude, extempore remarks; so may they be the better worth attending to. Behold, now I have opened my mouth,.... Begun to speak in order to give vent to the fulness of matter within him, which made him, like bottles of new wine, ready to burst; and since he had opened his lips, that he might speak and be refreshed, he desires Job to listen to him, and offers same things to his consideration to induce him to it:

my tongue hath spoken in my mouth: but does not every man's tongue speak in his mouth when he speaks? is there anything singular and peculiar in this, that can excite attention? it may be rendered, "in my palate" (d); which, as it is an instrument of speech, so of tasting and trying food, see Job 6:30; and Elihu's sense is, that he had thoroughly considered what he should say, he had well weighed what he should speak, and should not deliver anything raw, crude, and undigested; he had palated his words, in order to discern whether there was anything in them perverse or not.

(d) "in palato meo", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Beza, Schultens; so Mr. Broughton. 2. mouth—rather, "palate," whereby the taste discerns. Every man speaks with his mouth, but few, as Elihu, try their words with discrimination first, and only say what is really good (Job 6:30; 12:11).

hath spoken—rather, "proceeds to speak."33:1-7 Job had desired a judge to decide his appeal. Elihu was one according to his wish, a man like himself. If we would rightly convince men, it must be by reason, not by terror; by fair argument, not by a heavy hand.



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