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Job 33:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Lo, all these things doth God work, Twice, [yea] thrice, with a man,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Lo, all these [things] worketh God oftentimes with man,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Lo, all these [things] God often worketh with man,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Lo, all these [things] worketh *God twice, thrice, with man,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! a these things, doth GOD work, two ways, three, with a man;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, all these doth God work, Twice—thrice with man,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Behold, all these things God worketh three times within every one.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Loe, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Behold, all these things, the Mighty One works in a threefold manner with a man.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Lo, all these [things] worketh El oftentimes with man,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Lo, x2005
(2005) Complement
A primitive particle; lo! also (as expressing surprise) if.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
these x428
(0428) Complement
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
[things] worketh 6466
{6466} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make (systematically and habitually), especially to practise.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
“Ėl אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
oftentimes 6471
{6471} Prime
From H6470; a stroke, literally or figuratively (in various applications).
{7969} Prime
The last two forms being masculine; a primitive number; three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiplicative) thrice.
with x5973
(5973) Complement
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
man, 1397
{1397} Prime
From H1396; properly a valiant man or warrior; generally a person simply.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 33:29

_ _ Margin, “twice and thrice,” alluding to Job 33:14; once, by visions, Job 33:15-17; secondly, by afflictions, Job 33:19-22; now, by the “messenger,” thirdly, Job 33:23.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Job 33:29-33

_ _ We have here the conclusion of this first part of Elihu's discourse, in which, 1. He briefly sums up what he had said, showing that God's great and gracious design, in all the dispensations of his providence towards the children of men, is to save them from being for ever miserable and bring them to be for ever happy, Job 33:29, Job 33:30. All these things God is working with the children of men. He deals with them by conscience, by providences, by ministers, by mercies, by afflictions. He makes them sick, and makes them well again. All these are his operations; he has set the one over the other (Ecclesiastes 7:14), but his hand is in all; it is he that performs all the things for us. All providences are to be looked upon as God's workings with man, his strivings with him. He uses a variety of methods to do men good; if one affliction do not do the work, he will try another; if neither do, he will try a mercy; and he will send a messenger to interpret both. He often works such things as these twice, thrice; so it is in the original, referring to Job 33:14. He speaks once, yea, twice; if that prevail not, he works twice, yea, thrice; he changes his method (we have piped, we have mourned) returns again to the same method, repeats the same applications. Why does he take all this pains with man? It is to bring back his soul from the pit, Job 33:30. If God did not take more care of us than we do of ourselves, we should be miserable; we would destroy ourselves, but he would have us saved, and devises means, by his grace, to undo that by which we were undoing ourselves. The former method, by dream and vision, was to keep back the soul from the pit (Job 33:18), that is, to prevent sin, that we might not fall into it. This, by sickness and the word, is to bring back the soul, to recover those that have fallen into sin, that they may not lie still and perish in it. With respect to all that by repentance are brought back from the pit, it is that they may be enlightened with the light of the living, that they may have present comfort and everlasting happiness. Whom God saves from sin and hell, which are darkness, he will bring to heaven, the inheritance of the saints in light; and this he aims at in all his institutions and all his dispensations. Lord, what is man, that thou shouldst thus visit him! This should engage us to comply with God's designs, to work with him for our own good, and not to counter-work him. This will render those that perish for ever inexcusable, that so much was done to save them and they would not be healed. 2. He bespeaks Job's acceptance of what he had offered and begs of him to mark it well, Job 33:31. What is intended for our good challenges our regard. If Job will observe what is said, (1.) He is welcome to make what objections he can against it (Job 33:32): “If thou hast any thing to say for thyself, in thy own vindication, answer me; though I am fresh, and thou art spent, I will not run thee down with words: Speak, for I, desire to justify thee, and am not as thy other friends that desired to condemn thee.” Elihu contends for truth, not, as they did, for victory. Note, Those we reprove we should desire to justify, and be glad to see them clear themselves from the imputations they lie under, and therefore give them all possible advantage and encouragement to do so. (2.) If he has nothing to say against what is said, Elihu lets him know that he has something more to say, which he desires him patiently to attend to (Job 33:33): Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom. Those that would both show wisdom and learn wisdom must hearken and keep silence, be swift to hear and slow to speak. Job was wise and good; but those that are so may yet be wiser and better, and must therefore set themselves to improve by the means of wisdom and grace.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 33:29

Lo — All these ways God uses to convince, and save sinners.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 33:29

Lo, all these [things] worketh God (x) oftentimes with man,

(x) Meaning, as often as a sinner repents.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 33:14-17 For God speaketh once, yea twice, [yet man] perceiveth it not. ... That he may withdraw man [from his] purpose, and hide pride from man.
1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
2 Corinthians 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing [is] God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.
Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Heb. twice and thrice,
Job 33:14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, [yet man] perceiveth it not.
Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
2 Kings 6:10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.
2 Corinthians 12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
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2K 6:10. Jb 33:14; 40:5. 1Co 12:6. 2Co 5:5; 12:8. Ep 1:11. Php 2:13. Col 1:29. He 13:21.

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