Job 33:29
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New International Version
"God does all these things to a person-- twice, even three times--

New Living Translation
"Yes, God does these things again and again for people.

English Standard Version
“Behold, God does all these things, twice, three times, with a man,

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men,

King James Bible
Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God certainly does all these things two or three times to a man

International Standard Version
Indeed God does all these things again and again with a person

NET Bible
"Indeed, God does all these things, twice, three times, in his dealings with a person,

New Heart English Bible
"Look, God works all these things, twice, yes three times, with a man,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Truly, God does all this two or three times with people

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lo, all these things doth God work, Twice, yea thrice, with a man,

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, God does all these things two and three times with man,

King James 2000 Bible
Lo, all these things works God twice, three times, with man,

American King James Version
See, all these things works God oftentimes with man,

American Standard Version
Lo, all these things doth God work, Twice, yea thrice, with a man,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold, all these things God worketh three times within every one.

Darby Bible Translation
Lo, all these [things] worketh God twice, thrice, with man,

English Revised Version
Lo, all these things doth God work, twice, yea thrice, with a man,

Webster's Bible Translation
Lo, all these things God often worketh with man,

World English Bible
"Behold, God works all these things, twice, yes three times, with a man,

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, all these doth God work, Twice -- thrice with man,
Study Bible
Elihu Rebukes Job
28'He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit, And my life shall see the light.' 29"Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men, 30To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.…
Cross References
Ephesians 1:11
In Him we were also chosen as God's own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will,

Philippians 2:13
For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good pleasure.

Job 33:14
"Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it.
Treasury of Scripture

See, all these things works God oftentimes with man,

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Job 33:14-17 For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not…

1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which …

2 Corinthians 5:5 Now he that has worked us for the selfsame thing is God, who also …

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance…

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which …

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you …

oftentimes. Heb. twice and thrice

Job 33:14 For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not.

Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will …

2 Kings 6:10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told …

2 Corinthians 12:8 For this thing I sought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

Verse 29. - Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes (literally, twice and thrice) with man. Elihu, from this point to the end of the chapter, speaks in his own person. God, he says, thus works with man, through visions or through chastisements oftentimes - not in the latter case, taking vengeance on them for their sins, but graciously leading them on to a better mind and a higher spiritual condition. This is part of God's ordinary moral government, and Job has no need to suppose himself exceptionally dealt with. Elihu has reason on his side in all this, and his words may have given Job some comfort. But they did not exactly fit Job's ease. Elihu, unless supernaturally enlightened, could not possibly penetrate into the special circumstances of Job's trial. He could only try to bring his case under general laws, of which it was not an illustration; and so, though well-meant and probably of some service, his argument was no complete answer to Job's difficulties. Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man. This is a summary or recapitulation of what goes before, from Job 33:15; God is an operating Being, he is always at work in a providential way: "my father worketh hitherto", John 5:17; sometimes on the minds of men in dreams and visions; and sometimes by affliction; and sometimes by his prophets, messengers and ministers of the word; he works with and by these, and all according to the internal workings and actings of his mind, his eternal purposes and decrees, which are hereby brought about: and these he works "oftentimes", or, as in the original, "twice" (w); therefore when once is not sufficient, he repeats it in dreams and visions; when men are not admonished by one, he comes to them in another: and afflictions, when one does not bring men to repentance, or answer a good purpose, he sends another; and continues the ministry of the word, in which he waits to be gracious, till all his people are brought to repentance, and all his ends answered by it: and all this he works "with man", his darling object, the special care of his providence; and for whom his great concern is in redemption and salvation. He works with men distributively considered, with various men, in the several ways before expressed; and with men personally and individually; to one and the same man he has often appeared in dreams and visions, and on the same person has laid his afflicting hand again and again; and to the same individual has given line upon line, and precept upon precept. And because this is certain and to be depended upon as truth, and is worthy of notice and consideration, as well as is very wonderful and astonishing, that God should thus be mindful of man, and work with him and for him, "lo", or "behold", is prefixed unto it: the ends for which all this is done follow.

(w) "bis aut ter", Tigurine version; "bis et ter", Beza; "bis, ter", Mercerus, Cocceius. 29. Margin, "twice and thrice," alluding to Job 33:14; once, by visions, Job 33:15-17; secondly, by afflictions, Job 33:19-22; now, by the "messenger," thirdly, Job 33:23.33:29-33 Elihu shows that God's great and gracious design toward the children of men, is, to save them from being for ever miserable, and to bring them to be for ever happy. By whatever means we are kept back from the we shall bless the Lord for them at least, and should bless him for them though they be painful and distressing. Those that perish for ever are without excuse, for they would not be healed.
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