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Job 33:4

    Job 33:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The Spirit of God hath made me, And the breath of the Almighty giveth me life.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Ruler of all gives me life.

    Webster's Revision

    The Spirit of God hath made me, And the breath of the Almighty giveth me life.

    World English Bible

    The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty giveth me life.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 33:4

    The Spirit of God hath made me - Another plain allusion to the account of the creation of man, Genesis 2:7, as the words נשמת nishmath, the breath or breathing of God, and תחיני techaiyeni, hath given me life, prove: "He breathed into his nostrils the breath of lives, and he became a living soul."

    Barnes' Notes on Job 33:4

    The Spirit of God hath made me; - see the notes at Job 32:8. There is an evident allusion in this verse to the mode in which man was created, when God breathed into him the breath of life and he became a living being; Genesis 2:7. But it is not quite clear why Elihu adverts here to the fact that God had made him, or what is the bearing of this fact on what he proposed to say. The most probable supposition is, that he means to state that he is, like Job, a man; that both were formed in the same way - from the same breathing of the Almighty, and from the same clay Job 33:6; and that although he bad undertaken to speak to Job in God's stead Job 33:6, yet Job had no occasion to fear that he would be overawed and confounded by the Divine Majesty. He had dreaded that, if he should be permitted to bring his case before him (Notes, Job 33:7), but Elihu says that now he would have no such thing to apprehend. Though it would be in fact the same thing as carrying the matter before God - since he came in his name, and meant to state the true principles of his government, yet Job would be also really conducting the cause with a man like himself, and might, unawed, enter with the utmost freedom into the statement of his views.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 33:4

    33:4 Life - I am thy fellow creature, and am ready to discourse with thee upon even terms, according to thy desire.
    Book: Job