Job 33:18
Good News Translation
He will not let them be destroyed; he saves them from death itself.

Contemporary English Version
and to protect us from being swept away to the world of the dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Rescuing his soul from corruption: and his life from passing to the sword.

New American Bible
He holds his soul from the pit, his life from passing to the grave.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Rescuing his soul from corruption: and his life from passing to the sword.

keepeth

Acts 16:27-33 And the keeper of the prison, awakening out of his sleep and seeing the doors of the prison open, drawing his sword, would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. . . .

Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance?

2 Peter 3:9,15 The Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance, . . .

perishing.

Context
Elihu Rebukes Job
17That he may withdraw a man from the things he is doing, and may deliver him from pride. 18Rescuing his soul from corruption: and his life from passing to the sword.19He rebuketh also by sorrow in the bed, and he maketh all his bones to wither.…
Cross References
Job 15:22
He believeth not that he may return from darkness to light, looking round about for the sword on every side.

Job 33:17
That he may withdraw a man from the things he is doing, and may deliver him from pride.

Job 33:22
His soul hath drawn near to corruption, and his life to the destroyers.

Job 33:24
He shall have mercy on him, and shall say: Deliver him, that he may not go down to corruption: I have found wherein I may be merciful to him.

Job 33:30
That he may withdraw their souls from corruption, and enlighten them with the light of the living.

Additional Translations
to preserve his soul from the Pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

He keepeth back his soul from the pit, And his life from perishing by the sword.

He spares also his soul from death, and suffers him not to fall in war.

He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from passing away by the sword.

He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

He keepeth back his soul from corruption, And his life from passing away by a dart.
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