Job 33:8
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English Standard Version
“Surely you have spoken in my ears, and I have heard the sound of your words.

King James Bible
Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,

American Standard Version
Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing, And I have heard the voice of thy words,'saying ,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now thou has said in my hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words :

English Revised Version
Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 But nevertheless, O Job, hear my speeches,

And hearken to all my words.

2 Behold now, I have opened my mouth,

My tongue speaketh in my palate.

3 Sincere as my heart are my utterances,

And knowledge that is pure my lips declare.

The issue of the impartial discussion which Elihu designs to effect, is subject to this one condition, that Job listens to it, and observes not merely this or that, but the whole of its connected contents; and in this sense ואוּלם, which is used just as in Job 1:11; Job 11:5; Job 12:7; Job 13:4; Job 14:18; Job 17:10, in the signification verumtamen, stands at the head of this new turn in his speech. Elihu addresses Job, as none of the previous speakers have done, by name. With הנּה־נא (as Job 13:18), he directs Job's observation to that which he is about to say: he has already opened his mouth, his tongue is already in motion, - circumstantial statement, which solemnly inaugurate what follows with a consciousness of its importance. Job has felt the absence of אמרי־ישׁר, Job 6:25, in the speeches of the three; but Elihu can at the outset ensure his word being "the sincerity of his heart," i.e., altogether heartily well meant: and - thus it would be to be translated according to the accentuation - the knowledge of my lips, they (my lips) utter purely. But "the knowledge of the lips" is a notion that seems strange with this translation, and בּרוּר is hardly intended thus adverbially. דּעת, contrary to the accentuation, is either taken as the accusative of the obj., and בּרוּר as the acc. of the predicate (masc. as Proverbs 2:10; Proverbs 14:6): knowledge my lips utter pure; or interpreted, if one is not willing to depart from the accentuation, with Seb. Schmid: scientiam labiorum meorum quod attinet (the knowledge proceeding from my lips), puram loquentur sc. labia mea. The notions of purity and choice coincide in ברור (comp. Arab. ibtarra, to separate one's self; asfa, to prove one's self pure, and to select). The perff., Job 33:2, describe what is begun, and so, as relatively past, extending into the present.

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hearing. Heb. ears

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Cross References
Job 33:7
Behold, no fear of me need terrify you; my pressure will not be heavy upon you.

Job 33:9
You say, 'I am pure, without transgression; I am clean, and there is no iniquity in me.

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