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Job 33:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, I am toward God even as thou art: I also am formed out of the clay.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Behold, I [am] according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Behold, I belong to God like you; I too have been formed out of the clay.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Behold, I [am] according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold, before *God I am as thou; I also am formed out of the clay.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! I am like thyself toward GOD, From clay, have I been nipped off, even I!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, I [am], according to thy word, for God, From the clay I—I also, have been formed.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Behold God hath made me as well as thee, and of the same clay I also was formed.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Behold, I [am] according to thy wish in Gods stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou art formed out of the clay as also I: we have been formed out of the same [substance].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Behold, I [am] according to thy wish in El's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Behold, x2005
(2005) Complement
A primitive particle; lo! also (as expressing surprise) if.
I x589
(0589) Complement
Contracted from H0595; I.
[am] according to thy wish 6310
{6310} Prime
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
in “Ėl's אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
stead: I x589
(0589) Complement
Contracted from H0595; I.
also x1571
(1571) Complement
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
am formed 7169
{7169} Prime
A primitive root; to pinch, that is, (partially) to bite the lips, blink the eyes (as a gesture of malice), or (fully) to squeeze off (a piece of clay in order to mould a vessel from it).
<8795> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 199
out of the clay. 2563
{2563} Prime
From H2560; properly a bubbling up, that is, of water, a wave; of earth, mire or clay (cement); also a heap; hence a chomer or dry measure.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 33:6

_ _ (See on Job 33:4; Job 31:35; Job 13:3, Job 13:20, Job 13:21).

_ _ formed — Though acting as God’s representative, I am but a creature, like thyself. Arabic, “pressed together,” as a mass of clay by the potter, in forming a vessel [Umbreit]. Hebrew, “cut off,” as the portion taken from the clay to form it [Maurer].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 33:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 33:6

Behold — I will plead with thee in God's name and stead, which thou hast often wished, and I am God's creature like thyself.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 33:6

Behold, I [am] according to thy wish in (b) God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.

(b) Because Job had wished to dispute his cause with God, (Job 16:21) so that he might do it without fear, Elihu says, he will reason in God's stead, whom he does not need to fear.

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I am:

Job 9:32-35 For [he is] not a man, as I [am, that] I should answer him, [and] we should come together in judgment. ... [Then] would I speak, and not fear him; but [it is] not so with me.
Job 13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
Job 20:22 In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
Job 23:3-4 Oh that I knew where I might find him! [that] I might come [even] to his seat! ... I would order [my] cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
Job 31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire [is, that] the Almighty would answer me, and [that] mine adversary had written a book.

Heb. mouth


Genesis 30:2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, [Am] I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
Exodus 4:16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, [even] he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.
2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

I also:

Job 4:19 How much less [in] them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation [is] in the dust, [which] are crushed before the moth?
Job 10:9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?
Job 13:12 Your remembrances [are] like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Heb. cut
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Gn 2:7; 3:19; 30:2. Ex 4:16. Jb 4:19; 9:32; 10:9; 13:3, 12; 20:22; 23:3; 31:35. 2Co 5:1, 20.

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