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Job 33:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit, And his life to the destroyers.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Then his soul draws near to the pit, And his life to those who bring death.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Yes, his soul draweth near to the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And his soul draweth near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So doth his soul draw near to the pit, and his life to the inflicters of death:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And draw near to the pit doth his soul, And his life to those causing death.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— His soul hath drawn near to corruption, and his life to the destroyers.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— His soule draweth neere vnto the graue, and his life to the destroyers.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— His soul also draws nigh to death, and his life is in the grave{gr.Hades}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yea, his soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
draweth near 7126
{7126} Prime
קָרַב
qarab
{kaw-rab'}
A primitive root; to approach (causatively bring near) for whatever purpose.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto the grave, 7845
{7845} Prime
שַׁחַת
shachath
{shakh'-ath}
From H7743; a pit (especially as a trap); figuratively destruction.
and his life 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
to the destroyers. 4191
{4191} Prime
מָמוֹת
muwth
{mooth}
A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 33:22

_ _ destroyers — angels of death commissioned by God to end man’s life (2 Samuel 24:16; Psalms 78:49). The death pains personified may, however, be meant; so “gnawers” (see on Job 30:17).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 33:19-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 33:22

The destroyers — The pangs of death, here called the destroyers, are just ready to seize him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 33:22

Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life (l) to the destroyers.

(l) To them that will bury him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
his soul:

Job 7:7 O remember that my life [is] wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
Job 17:1 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves [are ready] for me.
Job 17:13-16 If I wait, the grave [is] mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness. ... They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when [our] rest together [is] in the dust.
1 Samuel 2:6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
Psalms 30:3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Psalms 88:3-5 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. ... Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
Isaiah 38:10 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

his life:

Job 15:21 A dreadful sound [is] in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
Exodus 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite [you].
2 Samuel 24:16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.
Psalms 17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept [me from] the paths of the destroyer.
Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, [which is] the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue [is] Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath [his] name Apollyon.
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Ex 12:23. 1S 2:6. 2S 24:16. Jb 7:7; 15:21; 17:1, 13. Ps 17:4; 30:3; 88:3. Is 38:10. Ac 12:23. 1Co 10:10. Rv 9:11.

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