Job 33:33
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New International Version
But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

New Living Translation
But if not, then listen to me. Keep silent and I will teach you wisdom!"

English Standard Version
If not, listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

New American Standard Bible
"If not, listen to me; Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

King James Bible
If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.

International Standard Version
But if you have nothing to say, then at least listen to me! Be quiet and learn some wisdom from me."

NET Bible
If not, you listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

New Heart English Bible
If not, listen to me. Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If not, you listen to me. Keep quiet, and I'll teach you wisdom."

JPS Tanakh 1917
If not, hearken thou unto me; Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

New American Standard 1977
“If not, listen to me;
            Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
If not, hearken unto me; be silent, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

King James 2000 Bible
If not, hearken unto me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.

American King James Version
If not, listen to me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.

American Standard Version
If not, hearken thou unto me: Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if thou have not, hear me : hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
If not, hearken thou unto me; be silent, and I will teach thee wisdom.

English Revised Version
If not, hearken thou unto me: hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
If not, hearken to me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

World English Bible
If not, listen to me. Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."

Young's Literal Translation
If there are not -- hearken thou to me, Keep silent, and I teach thee wisdom.

Verse 33. - If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom. Elihu is certainly quite sufficiently impressed with the sense of his intellectual capacity. Job's silence may have been meant as a sort of tacit rebuke to him. Considering his youth (Job 32:6), there is something of arrogance in the whole tone of his address, and especially in his notion that he could "teach Job wisdom." It is significant that neither now, when expressly invited to reply, nor at any subsequent point of the discourse, nor even at its close, does Job condescend to make any answer at all to Elihu's speech.



If not, hearken to me,.... If he had no objection to make, nor answer to return, then he desires he would attend and listen to what he had further to lay before him:

hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom. For though Job was a wise and good man, he might become wiser and more knowing; and indeed when instruction is given to a wise man, he will be yet wiser, Proverbs 9:9; and this may be received sometimes from persons inferior in age and abilities. Elihu proposed to teach him, as he did, natural, moral, and evangelical wisdom, especially the wisdom of God in his providential dealings with men, and what is man's highest wisdom under them; which is to be reconciled unto them, and patiently to submit, and to fear the Lord, and be careful not to offend him, which to do is wisdom and understanding. 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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