Job 33:16
New International Version
he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,

New Living Translation
He whispers in their ears and terrifies them with warnings.

English Standard Version
then he opens the ears of men and terrifies them with warnings,

Berean Study Bible
He opens their ears and terrifies them with warnings

King James Bible
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

New King James Version
Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction.

New American Standard Bible
Then He opens the ears of people, And horrifies them with warnings,

NASB 1995
Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction,

NASB 1977
Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction,

Amplified Bible
Then He opens the ears of men And seals their instruction,

Christian Standard Bible
he uncovers their ears and terrifies them with warnings,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He uncovers their ears at that time and terrifies them with warnings,

American Standard Version
Then he openeth the ears of men, And sealeth their instruction,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then he opens the ear of a man, and in their revolt he will humble them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then opens he the understanding of men: he scares them with such fearful visions:

Contemporary English Version
to give us warnings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he openeth the ears of men, and teaching instructeth them in what they are to learn.

English Revised Version
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

Good News Translation
He makes them listen to what he says, and they are frightened at his warnings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
he opens people's ears and terrifies them with warnings.

International Standard Version
That's when he opens the ear of mankind, authenticating his messages to them,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then He openeth the ears of men, And by their chastisement sealeth the decree,

Literal Standard Version
Then He uncovers the ear of men, And seals for their instruction,

NET Bible
Then he gives a revelation to people, and terrifies them with warnings,

New Heart English Bible
Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

World English Bible
Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

Young's Literal Translation
Then He uncovereth the ear of men, And for their instruction sealeth:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job
15In a dream, in a vision in the night, when deep sleep falls upon men as they slumber on their beds, 16 He opens their ears and terrifies them with warnings 17to turn a man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,…

Cross References
Matthew 2:12
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they withdrew to their country by another route.

Job 33:17
to turn a man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,

Job 36:10
He opens their ears to correction and commands that they turn from iniquity.

Job 36:15
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression.

Daniel 2:19
During the night, the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision, and he blessed the God of heaven


Treasury of Scripture

Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

openeth.

Job 36:10,15
He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity…

2 Samuel 7:27
For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

sealeth

Nehemiah 9:38
And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.

Romans 15:28
When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.









(16) Then he openeth the ears of men and sealeth.--Comp. Job 14:17 : "My transgression is sealed in a bag." "He openeth their ear," that is, He showeth them that He will decree, confirm, and seal up their chastisement, the sentence that is to be executed upon them, if they will not repent. If taken in the sense of instruction, it must mean that He will complete and confirm it.

Verse 16. - Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction. At such times, Elihu holds, God gives men spiritual wisdom, instructs them, makes them understand his dealings with them and his purposes with respect to them. If Job is perplexed concerning the Almighty's ways with himself, and desires explanations, let him have his ear open to the Divine teaching on such occasions, and seriously lay it to heart. He will thus, it may be, find his perplexity diminished.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He opens
יִ֭גְלֶה (yiḡ·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

their ears
אֹ֣זֶן (’ō·zen)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

at that time
אָ֣ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

and terrifies
יַחְתֹּֽם׃ (yaḥ·tōm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2856: To seal, affix a seal, seal up

them with warnings,
וּבְמֹ֖סָרָ֣ם (ū·ḇə·mō·sā·rām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4561: Instruction


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