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Job 33:3

    Job 33:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My words'shall utter the uprightness of my heart; And that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My heart is overflowing with knowledge, my lips say what is true.

    Webster's Revision

    My words'shall utter the uprightness of my heart; And that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.

    World English Bible

    My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart. That which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart: and that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 33:3

    My words shall be of the uprightness - As God has given me his Spirit, from that Spirit alone will I speak; therefore all my words shall be of uprightness, knowledge, and truth.

    Knowledge clearly - דעת ברור daath barur, pure science. I shall lay down no false positions, and I shall have no false consequences.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 33:3

    My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart - I will speak in sincerity. I will utter nothing that shall be hollow and hypocritical. What I speak shall be the real suggestion of my heart - what I feel and know to be true. Perhaps Elihu was the more anxious to make this point entirely clear, because the three friends of Job might be supposed to have laid themselves open to the suspicion that they were influenced by passion or prejudice; that they had maintained their opinions from mere obstinacy and not from conviction; and that they had been sometimes disposed to cavil. Elihu claims that all that he was about to say would be entirely sincere.

    Shall utter knowledge clearly - Shall state things just as they are, and give the true solution of the difficulties which have been felt in regard to the divine dealings. His object is to guard himself wholly from the suspicion of partiality.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 33:3

    33:3 My words - I will not speak passionately or partially, but from a sincere desire to do thee good. Clearly - What I speak will be plain, not hard to be understood.
    Book: Job