Job 33:24
New International Version
and he is gracious to that person and says to God, ‘Spare them from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom for them—

New Living Translation
he will be gracious and say, ‘Rescue him from the grave, for I have found a ransom for his life.’

English Standard Version
and he is merciful to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down into the pit; I have found a ransom;

Berean Study Bible
to be gracious to him and say, ‘Spare him from going down to the Pit; I have found his ransom,’

King James Bible
Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

New King James Version
Then He is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom’;

New American Standard Bible
And he is gracious to him, and says, ‘Free him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom’;

NASB 1995
Then let him be gracious to him, and say, ‘Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom’

NASB 1977
Then let him be gracious to him, and say, ‘Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom’;

Amplified Bible
Then the angel is gracious to him, and says, ‘Spare him from going down to the pit [of destruction]; I have found a ransom [a consideration, or reason for redemption, an atonement]!’

Christian Standard Bible
and to be gracious to him and say, “Spare him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom,”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and to be gracious to him and say, “Spare him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom,”

American Standard Version
Then God is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he will show compassion upon him and will say: ‘Save him, that he will not descend to destruction and he will find salvation!’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
he will support him, that he should not perish, and will restore his body as fresh plaster upon a wall; and he will fill his bones with morrow.

Contemporary English Version
The angel shows kindness, commanding death to release us, because the price was paid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall have mercy on him, and shall say : Deliver him, that he may not go down to corruption : I have found wherein I may be merciful to him.

English Revised Version
Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.

Good News Translation
In mercy the angel will say, "Release them! They are not to go down to the world of the dead. Here is the ransom to set them free."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then he will have pity on them and say, 'Free them from going into the pit. I have found a ransom.'

International Standard Version
to show favor to him and to plead, 'Deliver him from having to go down to the Pit — I know where his ransom is!'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then He is gracious unto him, and saith: 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.'

Literal Standard Version
Then He favors him and says, Ransom him from going down to the pit, I have found an atonement.

NET Bible
and if God is gracious to him and says, 'Spare him from going down to the place of corruption, I have found a ransom for him,'

New Heart English Bible
then he is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.'

World English Bible
then God is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.'

Young's Literal Translation
Then He doth favour him and saith, 'Ransom him from going down to the pit, I have found an atonement.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job
23Yet if there is a messenger on his side, one mediator in a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him, 24to be gracious to him and say, ‘Spare him from going down to the Pit; I have found his ransom,’ 25then his flesh is refreshed like a child’s; he returns to the days of his youth.…

Cross References
Job 33:18
to preserve his soul from the Pit and his life from perishing by the sword.

Job 33:25
then his flesh is refreshed like a child's; he returns to the days of his youth.

Job 33:28
He redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit, and I will live to see the light.'

Job 36:18
Be careful that no one lures you with riches; do not let a large bribe lead you astray.

Psalm 49:7
No man can possibly redeem his brother or pay his ransom to God.

Isaiah 38:17
Surely for my own welfare I had such great anguish; but Your love has delivered me from the pit of oblivion, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back.


Treasury of Scripture

Then he is gracious to him, and said, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

Then

Job 33:18
He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

Job 22:21
Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

Exodus 33:19
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

Deliver

Job 36:10,11
He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity…

Psalm 22:4
Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

Psalm 30:9-12
What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? …

I

Job 33:24
Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

Psalm 49:7,8
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: …

Matthew 20:28
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

a ransom.









(24) Then he is gracious unto him--i.e., God is gracious; He accepts the mediation of the mediating angel. These words of Elihu's must have fallen on Job's ear with a grateful and refreshing sound, confirming to him his longing for the daysman (Job 9:33).

And saith--i.e., to the destroying angels of Job 33:22. It is remarkable that it is God who finds the ransom, as it was by God's grace that the interpreting angel was forthcoming. It is not man's righteousness that has saved him, but the ransom that God has found, even though God, who judgeth the actions, may have justly recognised what of righteousness there was in man.

Verse 24. - Then he is gracious unto him; and saith. Some interpret, "Then he (i.e. God) is gracious unto him, and he (i.e. the angel) saith. Others make God the subject of both clauses. But the angel is the natural subject. Deliver him from going down to the pit. The mediating angel thus addresses God, and adds, I have found a ransom, leaving the nature of the ransom unexplained. Some notion of ransom, or atonemeat, underlay the whole idea of sacrifice, which appears to have been universally practised from the remotest times, by the Oriental nations.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
to be gracious
וַיְחֻנֶּ֗נּוּ (way·ḥun·nen·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

to him and say,
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Spare him
פְּ֭דָעֵהוּ (pə·ḏā·‘ê·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6308: Perhaps deliver

from going down
מֵרֶ֥דֶת (mê·re·ḏeṯ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

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

I have found
מָצָ֥אתִי (mā·ṣā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

his ransom,’
כֹֽפֶר׃ (ḵō·p̄er)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3724: A cover, a village, bitumen, the henna plant, a redemption-price


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