Job 33:14
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it.

King James Bible
For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

American Standard Version
For God speaketh once, Yea twice, though man regardeth it not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God speaketh once, and repeateth not the selfsame thing the second time.

English Revised Version
For God speaketh once, yea twice, though man regardeth it not.

Webster's Bible Translation
For God speaketh once, yes twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

Job 33:14 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

8 Verily thou hast said in mine ears,

And I heard the sound of thy words:

9 "I am pure, without transgression;

"Spotless am I, and I have no guilt.

10 "Behold, He findeth malicious things against me,

"He regardeth me as His enemy;

11 "He putteth my feet in the stocks,

"He observeth all my paths."

12 Behold, therein thou art not right, I will answer thee,

For Eloah is too exalted for man.

With אך אמרתּ Elihu establishes the undeniable fact, whether it be that אך is intended as restrictive (only thou hast said, it is not otherwise than that thou ... ), or as we have translated, according to its primary meaning, affirmative (forsooth, it is undeniable). To say anything בּאזני of another is in Hebrew equivalent to not saying it secretly, and so as to be liable to misconstruction, but aloud and distinctly. In Job 33:9, Elihu falls back on Job's own utterances, as Job 9:21, תם אני; Job 16:17, תפלתי זכה; Job 12:4, where he calls himself צדיק תמים, comp. Job 10:7; Job 13:18, Job 13:23; Job 23:10, Job 27:5, Job 29:1, Job 31:1. The expression חף, tersus, did not occur in the mouth of Job; Geiger connects חף with the Arab. hanı̂f (vid., on Job 13:15); it is, however, the adj. of the Semitic verb חף, Arab. ḥff, to rub off, scrape off; Arab. to make smooth by scraping off the hair; Targ., Talm., Syr., to make smooth by washing and rubbing (after which Targ. שׁזיג, lotus).

(Note: Vid., Nldecke in Genfey's Zeitschrift, 1863, S. 383.)

אנכי has here, as an exception, retained its accentuation of the final syllable in pause. In Job 33:10 Elihu also makes use of a word that does not occur in Job's mouth, viz., תּנוּאות, which, according to Numbers 14:34, signifies "alienation," from נוּא (הניא), to hinder, restrain, turn aside, abalienare, Numbers 32:7; and according to the Arab. na'a (to rise heavily),

(Note: Nevertheless Zamachschari does not derive Arab. nâwâ, to treat with enmity, from Arab. n', but from nwy, so that nâwa fulânan signifies "to have evil designs against any one, to meditate evil against one." The phrases iluh ‛alêji nijât, he has evil intentions (wicked designs) against me, nı̂jetuh zerı̂je aleik, he has evil intentions against thee, and similar, are very common. - Wetzst.)

continued...

Job 33:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God

Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will proceed no further.

Psalm 62:11 God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongs to God.

perceiveth

2 Chronicles 33:10 And the LORD spoke to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not listen.

Proverbs 1:24,29 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded...

Isaiah 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not.

Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which said, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand...

Mark 8:17,18 And when Jesus knew it, he said to them, Why reason you, because you have no bread? perceive you not yet, neither understand...

Luke 24:25 Then he said to them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light...

Cross References
Genesis 46:2
And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here I am."

Job 33:29
"Behold, God does all these things, twice, three times, with a man,

Job 40:5
I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further."

Psalm 62:11
Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,

Daniel 7:1
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed. Then he wrote down the dream and told the sum of the matter.

Jump to Previous
Attention Conscious Gives Indeed Once Pays Perceive Perceiveth Regardeth Speak Speaketh Speaks Twice Way Word
Jump to Next
Attention Conscious Gives Indeed Once Pays Perceive Perceiveth Regardeth Speak Speaketh Speaks Twice Way Word
Links
Job 33:14 NIV
Job 33:14 NLT
Job 33:14 ESV
Job 33:14 NASB
Job 33:14 KJV

Job 33:14 Bible Apps
Job 33:14 Biblia Paralela
Job 33:14 Chinese Bible
Job 33:14 French Bible
Job 33:14 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Job 33:13
Top of Page
Top of Page