New Living Translation
For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.
King James Bible
For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
Darby Bible Translation
for he doth not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.
World English Bible
For he does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.
Young's Literal Translation
For He hath not afflicted with His heart, Nor doth He grieve the sons of men.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:33 Willingly - Not from his own mere motion without a cause given him from the persons afflicted. Hence judgment is called God's strange work.
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