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Job 33:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then he openeth the ears of men, And sealeth their instruction,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then he openeth men's ears, and sealeth their instruction,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then, uncovereth he the ear of men, and, on their correction, affixeth a seal;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Then He uncovereth the ear of men, And for their instruction sealeth:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then he openeth the ears of men, and teaching instructeth them in what they are to learn.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then hee openeth the eares of men, and sealeth their instruction,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— then opens he the understanding of men: he scares them with such fearful visions:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then x227
(0227) Complement
A demonstrative adverb; at that time or place; also as a conjugation, therefore.
he openeth 1540
{1540} Prime
A primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively to reveal.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the ears 241
{0241} Prime
From H0238; broadness, that is, (concretely) the ear (from its form in man).
of men, y582
[0582] Standard
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
(0376) Complement
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
and sealeth 2856
{2856} Prime
A primitive root; to close up; especially to seal.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
their instruction, 4561
{4561} Prime
From H3256; admonition.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 33:16

_ _ Literally, “sealeth (their ears) to Himself by warnings,” that is, with the sureness and secrecy of a seal He reveals His warnings [Umbreit]. To seal up securely (Job 37:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 33:14-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 33:16

Sealeth — He imprints those instructions upon their minds.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 33:16

Then he openeth the ears of men, and (h) sealeth their instruction,

(h) That is, determined to send on them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Heb. revealeth, or, uncovereth,
Job 36:10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
Job 36:15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.
2 Samuel 7:27 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
Psalms 40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
Isaiah 48:8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time [that] thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
Isaiah 50:5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
Luke 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard [us]: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.


Nehemiah 9:38 And because of all this we make a sure [covenant], and write [it]; and our princes, Levites, [and] priests, seal [unto it].
Romans 15:28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
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2S 7:27. Ne 9:38. Jb 36:10, 15. Ps 40:6. Is 6:10; 48:8; 50:5. Lk 24:45. Ac 16:14. Ro 15:28.

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