Job 33:30
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New International Version
to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.

New Living Translation
He rescues them from the grave so they may enjoy the light of life.

English Standard Version
to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be lighted with the light of life.

New American Standard Bible
To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.

King James Bible
To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in order to turn him back from the Pit, so he may shine with the light of life.

International Standard Version
to bring back his soul from the Pit; to light him with the light of life."

NET Bible
to turn back his life from the place of corruption, that he may be enlightened with the light of life.

New Heart English Bible
to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to turn their souls away from the pit and to enlighten them with the light of life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of the living.

New American Standard 1977
To bring back his soul from the pit,
            That he may be enlightened with the light of life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
to turn back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

King James 2000 Bible
To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of life.

American King James Version
To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

American Standard Version
To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of the living.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he may withdraw their souls from corruption, and enlighten them with the light of the living.

Darby Bible Translation
To bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.

English Revised Version
To bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.

Webster's Bible Translation
To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

World English Bible
to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.

Young's Literal Translation
To bring back his soul from the pit, To be enlightened with the light of the living.
Study Bible
Elihu Rebukes Job
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. 31"Pay attention, O Job, listen to me; Keep silent, and let me speak.…
Cross References
Job 33:18
He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from passing over into Sheol.

Job 33:31
"Pay attention, O Job, listen to me; Keep silent, and let me speak.

Psalm 13:3
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,

Psalm 49:19
He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They will never see the light.

Psalm 56:13
For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.

Psalm 107:20
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

Zechariah 9:11
As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
Treasury of Scripture

To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

To bring

Job 33:24,28 Then he is gracious to him, and said, Deliver him from going down …

Psalm 40:1,2 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry…

Psalm 118:17,18 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD…

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Psalm 56:13 For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my …

Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to …

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: …

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

(30) To bring back his soul.--Here, again, is the very key-note of Elihu's doctrine. God's dealings are for the purpose of education and discipline, and this is what he wishes to impress upon Job.

Verse 30. - To bring back his soul from the pit. For discipline and correction, not for vengeance - in love and not in anger (comp. Hebrews 12:5-11, where the doctrine is set forth fully). To be enlightened with the light of the living; or, that he may be enlightened. This is God's purpose, ordinarily, in afflicting men; or, at any rate, a part of his purpose He aims at enlightening their understandings, and so enabling them to comprehend his ways, and clearly see the path which it is their true wisdom to walk in. To bring back his soul from the pit,.... From the pit of the grave; at the mouth or on the brink of which he seemed to be in the apprehension of his friends, and having the sentence of death in himself; see Psalm 90:3. Or "to turn away" (x), or "stay his soul from the pit", as Mr. Broughton; prevent his going into it by removing his disorder, and restoring him to health, as in the case of Hezekiah, Isaiah 38:17. Or figuratively, from the pit of an unregenerate state, which may be compared to a pit or grave, because in it lie such who are dead in trespasses and sins; and which is a pit of corruption, or a corrupt state: men in it are corrupt and corrupters, corrupt both in principles and practices; and is an impure one, like to mire and clay; and a very uncomfortable one, a pit wherein is no water, no refreshment, no solid peace and comfort. In conversion, which sometimes is brought about by the above means, afflictive providences, as well as by the ministry of the word, souls are brought back from hence; are regenerated, quickened, and raised from the graves of sin, and live spiritually, as they are also secured from going down into the pit of hell and everlasting destruction:

to be enlightened with the light of the living; in a natural sense, to enjoy the light of living men, the light of the sun, and to live in health and prosperity, which is called light in opposition to affliction and adversity, expressed by darkness; see Esther 8:15, Isaiah 8:22. And in a spiritual sense, to live a spiritual life, who before were dead in sin, to live a life of faith on Christ as their righteousness, and to live a life of holiness from him, and in newness of life to his honour and glory; and to have spiritual light into their state by nature, and their recovery and salvation by Christ; to see their need of him, his suitableness, worth, and excellency, and to have a glimpse of eternal glory; as also hereafter to partake both of eternal life and eternal light, called by our Lord "the light of life", John 8:12.

(x) "ut avertat", Beza, Mercerus, Piscator, Michaelis, Schultens. 30. Referring to Job 33:28 (Ps 50:13).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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