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Job 33:22

    Job 33:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yes, his soul draws near to the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit, And his life to the destroyers.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And his soul comes near to the underworld, and his life to the angels of death.

    Webster's Revision

    Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit, And his life to the destroyers.

    World English Bible

    Yes, his soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit, and his life to the destroyers.

    Definitions for Job 33:22

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 33:22

    His soul draweth near unto the grave - נפש nephesh, soul, is here taken for the immortal spirit, as it is distinguished from חיה chaiyah, the animal life. The former draws near to the pit, שחת shachath, corruption; perhaps he meant dissipation, considering it merely as the breath. The latter draws near לממתים lamemithim, to the dead; i.e., to those who are already buried. Mr. Good translates it the Destinies; and supposes the same is meant among the Hebrews by the Memithim, as among the Greeks by their Μοιραι; the Latins, by their Parcae; the Goths, by their Fatal Sisters; the Scandinavians, by their goddess Hela; and the Arabians, by Azrael, or the angel of death. I think, however, the signification given above is more natural.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 33:22

    Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave - That is, he himself does, for the word soul is often used to denote self.

    And his life to the destroyers - - לממתים lammitiym. literally, "to those causing death." The interpretation commonly given of this is, "the angels of death" who were supposed to come to close human life; compare 2 Samuel 24:16-17. But it probably refers to diseases and pangs as having power to terminate life, and being the cause of the close of life. The meaning is, that the afflicted man comes very near to those acute sufferings which terminate life, and which by personification are here represented as the authors of death.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 33:22

    33:22 The destroyers - The pangs of death, here called the destroyers, are just ready to seize him.
    Book: Job