Job 33:1
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English Standard Version
“But now, hear my speech, O Job, and listen to all my words.

King James Bible
Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

American Standard Version
Howbeit, Job, I pray thee, hear my speech, And hearken to all my words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear therefore, O Job, my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

English Revised Version
Howbeit, Job, I pray thee, hear my speech, and hearken to all my words.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

15 They are amazed, they answer no more,

Words have fled from them.

16 And I waited, for they spake not,

For they stand still, they answer no more.

17 Therefore I also will answer for my part,

I will declare my knowledge, even I.

In order to give a more rapid movement and an emotional force to the speech, the figure asyndeton is introduced in Job 32:15, as perhaps in Jeremiah 15:7, Ew. 349, a. Most expositors render העתּיקוּ passively, according to the sense: they have removed from them, i.e., are removed from them; but why may העתיק not signify, like Genesis 12:8; Genesis 26:22, to move away, viz., the tent equals to wander on (Schlottm.)? The figure: words are moved away (as it were according to an encampment broken up) from them, i.e., as we say: they have left them, is quite in accordance with the figurative style of this section. It is unnecessary to take והוחלתּי, Job 32:16, with Ew. (342, c) 2 and Hirz. as perf. consec. and interrogative: and should I wait, because they speak no more? Certainly the interrog. part. sometimes disappears after the Waw of consequence, e.g., Ezekiel 18:13, Ezekiel 18:24 (and will he live?); but by what would והוחלתי be distinguished as perf. consec. here? Hahn's interpretation: I have waited, until they do not speak, for they stand ... , also does not commend itself; the poet would have expressed this by עד לא ידברו, while the two כי, especially with the poet's predilection for repetition, appear to be co-ordinate. Elihu means to say that he has waited a long time, surprised that the three did not speak further, and that they stand still without speaking again. Therefore he thinks the time is come for him also to answer Job. אענה cannot be fut. Kal, since where the 1 fut. Kal and Hiph. cannot be distinguished by the vowel within the word (as in the Ayin Awa and double Ayin verbs), the former has an inalienable Segol; it is therefore 1 fut. Hiph., but not as in Ecclesiastes 5:19 in the signification to employ labour upon anything (lxx περισπᾶν), but in an intensive Kal signification (as הזעיק for זעק, Job 35:9, comp. on Job 31:18): to answer, to give any one an answer when called upon. Ewald's supposedly proverbial: I also plough my field! (192, c, Anm. 2) does unnecessary violence to the usage of the language, which is unacquainted with this הענה, to plough. It is perfectly consistent with Elihu's diction, that חלקי beside אני as permutative signifies, "I, my part," although it might also be an acc. of closer definition (as pro parte mea, for my part), or even - which is, however, less probable - acc. of the obj. (my part). Elihu speaks more in the scholastic tone of controversy than the three.

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Job 13:6 Hear now my reasoning, and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

Job 34:2 Hear my words, O you wise men; and give ear to me, you that have knowledge.

Psalm 49:1-3 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world...

Mark 4:9 And he said to them, He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

Cross References
Job 13:6
Hear now my argument and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

Job 32:22
For I do not know how to flatter, else my Maker would soon take me away.

Job 33:2
Behold, I open my mouth; the tongue in my mouth speaks.

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