Job 33:18
New International Version
to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword.

New Living Translation
He protects them from the grave, from crossing over the river of death.

English Standard Version
he keeps back his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword.

Berean Study Bible
to preserve his soul from the Pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

New American Standard Bible
He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from passing over into Sheol.

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

Christian Standard Bible
God spares his soul from the Pit, his life from crossing the river of death.

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God spares his soul from the Pit, his life from crossing the river of death.

International Standard Version
sparing his soul from the Pit and his life from violent death.

NET Bible
He spares a person's life from corruption, his very life from crossing over the river.

New Heart English Bible
He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He keeps their souls from the pit and their lives from crossing the River [of Death].

JPS Tanakh 1917
That He may keep back his soul from the pit, And his life from perishing by the sword.

New American Standard 1977
He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from passing over into Sheol.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus he keeps back his soul from the pit and his life from perishing by the sword.

King James 2000 Bible
He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

American King James Version
He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

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

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

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

Young's Literal Translation
He keepeth back his soul from corruption, And his life from passing away by a dart.
Study Bible
Elihu Rebukes Job
17in order to turn a man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride, 18to preserve his soul from the Pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. 19A man is also chastened on his bed with pain and constant distress in his bones,…
Cross References
Job 15:22
He despairs of his return from darkness; he is marked for the sword.

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

Job 33:22
He draws near to the Pit, and his life to the messengers of death.

Job 33:24
to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the Pit; I have found his ransom,'

Job 33:30
to bring back his soul from the Pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of life.

Treasury of Scripture

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

keepeth

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

Romans 2:4
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

2 Peter 3:9,15
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance…

perishing.







Lexicon
to preserve
יַחְשֹׂ֣ךְ (yaḥ·śōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2820: To restrain, refrain, to refuse, spare, preserve, to observe

his soul
נַ֭פְשׁוֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

from
מִנִּי־ (min·nî-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the Pit,
שָׁ֑חַת (šā·ḥaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7845: A pit, destruction

and his life
וְ֝חַיָּת֗וֹ (wə·ḥay·yā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

from perishing
מֵעֲבֹ֥ר (mê·‘ă·ḇōr)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

by the sword.
בַּשָּֽׁלַח׃ (baš·šā·laḥ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7973: A missile of attack, spear, a shoot of growth, branch
Verse 18. - He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. By these interpositions God may even save a man from utter ruin, when, but for them, he would have rushed upon it. He may cause a person -to give up designs or enterprises which would have brought him into danger, and perhaps led to his being slain with the sword. 33:14-18 God speaks to us by conscience, by providences, and by ministers; of all these Elihu discourses. There was not then, that we know of, any Divine revelation in writing, though now it is our principal guide. When God designs men's good, by the convictions and dictates of their own consciences, he opens the heart, as Lydia's, and opens the ears, so that conviction finds or forces its way in. The end and design of these admonitions are to keep men from sin, particularly the sin of pride. While sinners are pursuing evil purposes, and indulging their pride, their souls are hastening to destruction. That which turns men from sin, saves them from hell. What a mercy it is to be under the restraints of an awakened conscience!
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