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Job 33:29

    Job 33:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    See, all these things works God oftentimes with man,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Lo, all these things doth God work, Twice, yea thrice, with a man,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, God does all these things to man, twice and three times,

    Webster's Revision

    Lo, all these things doth God work, Twice, yea thrice, with a man,

    World English Bible

    "Behold, God works all these things, twice, yes three times, with a man,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Lo, all these things doth God work, twice, yea thrice, with a man,

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 33:29

    Lo, all these things worketh God - God frequently uses one, or another, or all of these means, to bring men, גבר gaber, stout-hearted men, who are far from righteousness, to holiness and heaven.

    Oftentimes - פעמים שלש paamayim shalosh, "three times over;" or as פעמים paamayim is by the points in the dual number, then it signifies twice three times, that is, again and again; very frequently. Blessed be God!

    Barnes' Notes on Job 33:29

    Lo, all these things worketh God - That is, he takes all these methods to warn people, and to reclaim them from their evil ways.

    Oftentimes - Hebrew as in the margin, twice, thrice. This may be taken either as it is by our translators, to denote an indefinite number, meaning that God takes frequent occasion to warn people, and repeats the admonition when they disregard it, or more probably Elihu refers here to the particular methods which he had specified, and which were three in number. First, warnings in the visions of the night, Job 33:14-17. Second, afflictions, Job 33:19-22. Third, the messenger which God sent to make the sufferer acquainted with the design of the affliction, and to assure him that he might return to God, Job 33:23-26. So the Septuagint understands it, which rendered it, ὁδοὺς τρεῖς hodous treis - three ways, referring to the three methods which Elihu had specified.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 33:29

    33:29 Lo - All these ways God uses to convince, and save sinners.
    Book: Job