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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
אָז
'az
{awz}
A demonstrative adverb; at that time or place; also as a conjugation, therefore.
he openeth 1540
{1540} Prime
גָּלַה
galah
{gaw-law'}
A primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively to reveal.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the ears 241
{0241} Prime
אֹזֶן
'ozen
{o'-zen}
From H0238; broadness, that is, (concretely) the ear (from its form in man).
of men, y582
[0582] Standard
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
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.
x376
(0376) Complement
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
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
חָתַם
chatham
{khaw-tham'}
A primitive root; to close up; especially to seal.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
their instruction, 4561
{4561} Prime
מוֹסָר
mocar
{mo-sawr'}
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
openeth:
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.

sealeth:

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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