Job 33:33
New International Version
But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

New Living Translation
But if not, then listen to me. Keep silent and I will teach you wisdom!"

English Standard Version
If not, listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

Berean Study Bible
But if not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.”

New American Standard Bible
"If not, listen to me; Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

King James Bible
If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

Christian Standard Bible
If not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.

Contemporary English Version
Otherwise, listen in silence to my wisdom.

Good News Translation
But if not, be quiet and listen to me, and I will teach you how to be wise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.

International Standard Version
But if you have nothing to say, then at least listen to me! Be quiet and learn some wisdom from me."

NET Bible
If not, you listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

New Heart English Bible
If not, listen to me. Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If not, you listen to me. Keep quiet, and I'll teach you wisdom."

JPS Tanakh 1917
If not, hearken thou unto me; Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

New American Standard 1977
“If not, listen to me; Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
If not, hearken unto me; be silent, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

King James 2000 Bible
If not, hearken unto me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.

American King James Version
If not, listen to me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.

American Standard Version
If not, hearken thou unto me: Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If not, do thou hear me: be silent, and I will teach thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if thou have not, hear me : hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
If not, hearken thou unto me; be silent, and I will teach thee wisdom.

English Revised Version
If not, hearken thou unto me: hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
If not, hearken to me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

World English Bible
If not, listen to me. Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."

Young's Literal Translation
If there are not -- hearken thou to me, Keep silent, and I teach thee wisdom.
Study Bible
Elihu Rebukes Job
32But if you have something to say, answer me; speak up, for I would like to vindicate you. 33But if not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.”
Cross References
Job 33:32
But if you have something to say, answer me; speak up, for I would like to vindicate you.

Job 34:1
Then Elihu continued and said:

Psalm 34:11
Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

If not, listen to me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.

hearken

Psalm 34:11
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 4:1,2
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding…

Proverbs 5:1,2
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: …

I

Job 33:3
My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

Psalm 49:3
My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Proverbs 8:5
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.







Lexicon
But if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

not,
אַ֭יִן (’a·yin)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

then listen
שְֽׁמַֽע־ (šə·ma‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

to me;
לִ֑י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

be quiet,
הַ֝חֲרֵ֗שׁ (ha·ḥă·rêš)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

and I will teach
וַאֲאַלֶּפְךָ֥ (wa·’ă·’al·lep̄·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 502: To learn

you wisdom.”
חָכְמָֽה׃ (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom
Verse 33. - If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom. Elihu is certainly quite sufficiently impressed with the sense of his intellectual capacity. Job's silence may have been meant as a sort of tacit rebuke to him. Considering his youth (Job 32:6), there is something of arrogance in the whole tone of his address, and especially in his notion that he could "teach Job wisdom." It is significant that neither now, when expressly invited to reply, nor at any subsequent point of the discourse, nor even at its close, does Job condescend to make any answer at all to Elihu's speech.



33:29-33 Elihu shows that God's great and gracious design toward the children of men, is, to save them from being for ever miserable, and to bring them to be for ever happy. By whatever means we are kept back from the we shall bless the Lord for them at least, and should bless him for them though they be painful and distressing. Those that perish for ever are without excuse, for they would not be healed.
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