Job 33:2
New International Version
I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue.

New Living Translation
Now that I have begun to speak, let me continue.

English Standard Version
Behold, I open my mouth; the tongue in my mouth speaks.

Berean Study Bible
Behold, I will open my mouth; my address is on the tip of my tongue.

King James Bible
Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

New King James Version
Now, I open my mouth; My tongue speaks in my mouth.

New American Standard Bible
“Behold now, I open my mouth, My tongue in my mouth speaks.

NASB 1995
“Behold now, I open my mouth, My tongue in my mouth speaks.

NASB 1977
“Behold now, I open my mouth, My tongue in my mouth speaks.

Amplified Bible
“Behold, I have opened my mouth [to begin my speech]; My tongue in my mouth is going to speak.

Christian Standard Bible
I am going to open my mouth; my tongue will form words on my palate.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am going to open my mouth; my tongue will form words on my palate.

American Standard Version
Behold now, I have opened my mouth; My tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, I have opened my mouth and in my mouth my tongue speaks

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For behold, I have opened my mouth, and my tongue has spoken.

Contemporary English Version
Everything I will say

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold now I have opened my mouth, let my tongue speak within my jaws.

English Revised Version
Behold now, I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

Good News Translation
I am ready to say what's on my mind.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I've opened my mouth. The words are on the tip of my tongue.

International Standard Version
Look! I've begun to speak, and I'm fashioning my words.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold now, I have opened my mouth, My tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

Literal Standard Version
Now behold, I have opened my mouth, My tongue has spoken in the palate.

NET Bible
See now, I have opened my mouth; my tongue in my mouth has spoken.

New Heart English Bible
See now, I have opened my mouth. My tongue has spoken in my mouth.

World English Bible
See now, I have opened my mouth. My tongue has spoken in my mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I pray thee, I have opened my mouth, My tongue hath spoken in the palate.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job
1“But now, O Job, hear my speech, and listen to all my words. 2Behold, I will open my mouth; my address is on the tip of my tongue. 3My words are from an upright heart, and my lips speak sincerely what I know.…

Cross References
Job 33:1
"But now, O Job, hear my speech, and listen to all my words.

Job 33:3
My words are from an upright heart, and my lips speak sincerely what I know.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue has spoken in my mouth.

I

Job 3:1
After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

Psalm 78:2
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Matthew 5:2
And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

mouth.

Job 31:30
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.









Verse 2. - Behold, now I have opened my mouth. (On the solemnity of the phrase, "opened my mouth," see the comment upon Job 3:1.) My tongue hath spoken in my mouth; literally, in my palate (comp. Job 6:30). Each word has been, as it were, tasted; that is, seriously considered and examined beforehand. My remarks will not be crude, extempore remarks; so may they be the better worth attending to.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Behold
הִנֵּה־ (hin·nêh-)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

now,
נָ֭א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

I will open
פָּתַ֣חְתִּי (pā·ṯaḥ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

my mouth;
פִ֑י (p̄î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

what I speak
דִּבְּרָ֖ה (dib·bə·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

is on the tip
בְחִכִּֽי׃ (ḇə·ḥik·kî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2441: Palate, roof of the mouth, gums

of my tongue.
לְשׁוֹנִ֣י (lə·šō·w·nî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3956: The tongue


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