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Job 33:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He hath redeemed my soul from going into the pit, And my life shall behold the light.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit, And my life shall see the light.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He hath delivered my soul from going into the pit, and my life shall see the light.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He hath ransomed my soul from passing away into the pit,—and, my life, in the light, shall have vision.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He hath ransomed my soul From going over into the pit, And my life on the light looketh.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He hath delivered his soul from going into destruction, that it may live and see the light.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee will deliuer his soule from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Deliver my soul, that it may not go to destruction, and my life shall see the light.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He will deliver 6299
{6299} Prime
A primitive root; to sever, that is, ransom; generally to release, preserve.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
his soul 5315
{5315} Prime
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).
from going 5674
{5674} Prime
A primitive root; to cross over; used very widely of any transition (literally or figuratively; transitively, intransitively, intensively or causatively); specifically to cover (in copulation).
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
into the pit, 7845
{7845} Prime
From H7743; a pit (especially as a trap); figuratively destruction.
and his life 2416
{2416} Prime
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.
shall see 7200
{7200} Prime
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the light. 216
{0216} Prime
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 33:25-28.

Job 33:28

_ _ (See on Job 33:24); rather, as Hebrew text (English Version reads as the Margin, Hebrew, Keri, “his soul, his life”), “He hath delivered my soul ... my life.” Continuation of the penitent’s testimony to the people.

_ _ light — (Job 33:30; Job 3:16, Job 3:20; Psalms 56:13; Ecclesiastes 11:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 33:19-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 33:28

Life — His life which was endangered, shall be restored and continued. Yea, farther, God shall Deliver his soul from going into the pit of hell: and his life shall see the light, all good, in the vision and fruition of God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 33:28

(u) He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

(u) God will forgive the penitent sinner.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
will deliver:
etc. or, hath delivered my soul, etc. and my life,
Job 33:18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
Job 33:24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
Job 17:16 They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when [our] rest together [is] in the dust.
Psalms 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
Psalms 69:15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Isaiah 38:17-18 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul [delivered it] from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. ... For the grave cannot praise thee, death can [not] celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
Revelation 20:1-3 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. ... And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.


Job 33:20 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.
Job 33:22 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
Job 3:9 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but [have] none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:
Job 3:16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants [which] never saw light.
Job 3:20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter [in] soul;
Psalms 49:19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
John 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
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Jb 3:9, 16, 20; 17:16; 33:18, 20, 22, 24. Ps 49:19; 55:23; 69:15. Is 9:2; 38:17. Jn 11:9. Rv 20:1.

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