Job 33:25
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New International Version
let their flesh be renewed like a child's; let them be restored as in the days of their youth'--

New Living Translation
Then his body will become as healthy as a child's, firm and youthful again.

English Standard Version
let his flesh become fresh with youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor’;

New American Standard Bible
Let his flesh become fresher than in youth, Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor;

King James Bible
His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
then his flesh will be healthier than in his youth, and he will return to the days of his youthful vigor.

International Standard Version
Let his flesh be rejuvenated as he was in his youth! Let him recover the strength of his youth.

NET Bible
then his flesh is restored like a youth's; he returns to the days of his youthful vigor.

New Heart English Bible
His flesh shall be fresher than a child's. He returns to the days of his youth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then their flesh will become softer than a child's. They will go back to the days of their youth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His flesh is tenderer than a child's; He returneth to the days of his youth;

New American Standard 1977
Let his flesh become fresher than in youth,
            Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor;

Jubilee Bible 2000
his flesh shall become more tender than a child's; and he shall return to the days of his youth.

King James 2000 Bible
His flesh shall be younger than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

American King James Version
His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

American Standard Version
His flesh shall be fresher than a child's; He returneth to the days of his youth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His flesh is consumed with punishment, let him return to the days of his youth.

Darby Bible Translation
His flesh shall be fresher than in childhood; he shall return to the days of his youth.

English Revised Version
His flesh shall be fresher than a child's; he returneth to the days of his youth:

Webster's Bible Translation
His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he will return to the days of his youth:

World English Bible
His flesh shall be fresher than a child's. He returns to the days of his youth.

Young's Literal Translation
Fresher is his flesh than a child's, He returneth to the days of his youth.
Study Bible
Elihu Rebukes Job
24Then let him be gracious to him, and say, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom'; 25Let his flesh become fresher than in youth, Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor; 26Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him, That he may see His face with joy, And He may restore His righteousness to man.…
Cross References
2 Kings 5:14
So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.

Job 33:24
Then let him be gracious to him, and say, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom';

Job 33:26
Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him, That he may see His face with joy, And He may restore His righteousness to man.
Treasury of Scripture

His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

His flesh

2 Kings 5:14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according …

a child's. Heb. childhood. return

Job 42:16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, …

Deuteronomy 34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye …

Joshua 14:10,11 And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as he said, these forty …

Psalm 103:5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things; so that your youth is …

Hosea 2:15 And I will give her her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor …

Verse 25. - His flesh shall be fresher than a child's. The chastisement having done its work, and the sufferer being delivered from death by the mediating angel, a restoration to health follows. The recovery of "flesh fresher than a child's" stands as the natural antithesis to Job's leprosy. He shall return to the days of his youth. Youthful strength, youthful vigour, youthful feelings, shall come back to him. He shall be once more as he was in the days of his prime. His flesh shall be fresher than a child's,.... Being recovered from illness and restored to health, through the gracious dealings of God with him. This is to be understood not simply and absolutely, but comparatively, or with respect to his former condition; that he, who before was reduced to skin and bone, is now become fat and plump; and whose flesh was dry and withered, now moist, succulent, and juicy; and whose skin was wrinkled, now soft and smooth, and sleek; and whose face was pale, now bloomy and ruddy. The Targum is,

"his flesh is weakened more than a child,''

and the Vulgate Latin,

"is consumed,''

referring to his former state:

he shall return to the days of his youth. His youth renewed, and he seem young again; become hale and robust as in his youthful days; see Psalm 103:5. 25-28. Effects of restoration to God's favor; literally, to Job a temporal revival; spiritually, an eternal regeneration. The striking words cannot be restricted to their temporal meaning, as used by Elihu (1Pe 1:11, 12).

his flesh shall be fresher than a child's—so Naaman, 2Ki 5:14, spiritually, Joh 3:3-7.33:19-28 Job complained of his diseases, and judged by them that God was angry with him; his friends did so too: but Elihu shows that God often afflicts the body for good to the soul. This thought will be of great use for our getting good from sickness, in and by which God speaks to men. Pain is the fruit of sin; yet, by the grace of God, the pain of the body is often made a means of good to the soul. When afflictions have done their work, they shall be removed. A ransom or propitiation is found. Jesus Christ is the Messenger and the Ransom, so Elihu calls him, as Job had called him his Redeemer, for he is both the Purchaser and the Price, the Priest and the sacrifice. So high was the value of souls, that nothing less would redeem them; and so great the hurt done by sin, that nothing less would atone for it, than the blood of the Son of God, who gave his life a ransom for many. A blessed change follows. Recovery from sickness is a mercy indeed, when it proceeds from the remission of sin. All that truly repent of their sins, shall find mercy with God. The works of darkness are unfruitful works; all the gains of sin will come far short of the damage. We must, with a broken and contrite heart, confess our sins to God, 1Jo 1:9. We must confess the fact of sin; and not try to justify or excuse ourselves. We must confess the fault of sin; I have perverted that which was right. We must confess the folly of sin; So foolish have I been and ignorant. Is there not good reason why we should make such a confession?
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