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Job 33:10

    Job 33:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, he finds occasions against me, he counts me for his enemy,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, he findeth occasions against me, He counteth me for his enemy:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    See, he is looking for something against me; in his eyes I am as one of his haters;

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, he findeth occasions against me, He counteth me for his enemy:

    World English Bible

    Behold, he finds occasions against me. He counts me for his enemy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy;

    Barnes' Notes on Job 33:10

    Behold, he findeth occasions against me - That is, God. This is not exactly the language of Job, though much that he had said had seemed to imply this. The idea is, that God sought opportunity to oppose him; that he was desirous to find in him some ground or reason for punishing him; that he wished to be hostile to him, and was narrowly on the watch to find an opportunity which would justify his bringing calamity upon him. The word rendered "occasions" - תנואה tenû'âh, is from נוא nû', in the Hiphil, הניא hāniy' - to refuse, decline; to hinder, restrain, Numbers 30:6, Numbers 30:9,Numbers 30:12; and hence, the noun means, a holding back, a withdrawal, an alienation; and hence, the idea is, that God sought to be alienated from Job. The Vulgate renders it, "He seeks complaints (querales) against me." The Septuagint, μέμψιν mempsin - accusation. Umbreit, Feindshaft, enmity. So Gesenius and Noyes. "He counteth me for his enemy." This is language which Job had used; see Job 19:11.
    Book: Job