Job 33:16
New International Version
he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,

New Living Translation
He whispers in their ears and terrifies them with warnings.

English Standard Version
then he opens the ears of men and terrifies them with warnings,

Berean Study Bible
He opens their ears at that time and terrifies them with warnings,

New American Standard Bible
Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction,

New King James Version
Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction.

King James Bible
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

Christian Standard Bible
he uncovers their ears and terrifies them with warnings,

Contemporary English Version
to give us warnings.

Good News Translation
He makes them listen to what he says, and they are frightened at his warnings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He uncovers their ears at that time and terrifies them with warnings,

International Standard Version
That's when he opens the ear of mankind, authenticating his messages to them,

NET Bible
Then he gives a revelation to people, and terrifies them with warnings,

New Heart English Bible
Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
he opens people's ears and terrifies them with warnings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then He openeth the ears of men, And by their chastisement sealeth the decree,

New American Standard 1977
Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction,

Jubilee Bible 2000
then he opens the ears of men and seals their instruction,

King James 2000 Bible
Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

American King James Version
Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

American Standard Version
Then he openeth the ears of men, And sealeth their instruction,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then opens he the understanding of men: he scares them with such fearful visions:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he openeth the ears of men, and teaching instructeth them in what they are to learn.

Darby Bible Translation
Then he openeth men's ears, and sealeth their instruction,

English Revised Version
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

World English Bible
Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

Young's Literal Translation
Then He uncovereth the ear of men, And for their instruction sealeth:
Study Bible
Elihu Rebukes Job
15In a dream, in a vision in the night, when deep sleep falls upon men as they slumber on their beds, 16He opens their ears at that time and terrifies them with warnings, 17in order to turn a man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,…
Cross References
Matthew 2:12
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they withdrew to their country by another route.

Job 33:17
in order to turn a man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,

Job 36:10
He opens their ears to correction and commands that they turn from iniquity.

Job 36:15
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression.

Daniel 2:19
During the night, the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision, and he blessed the God of heaven

Treasury of Scripture

Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

openeth.

Job 36:10,15
He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity…

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.

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

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.







Lexicon
He opens
יִ֭גְלֶה (yiḡ·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

their ears
אֹ֣זֶן (’ō·zen)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 241: Broadness, the ear

at that time
אָ֣ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 227: At that time, place, therefore

and terrifies
יַחְתֹּֽם׃ (yaḥ·tōm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2856: To seal, affix a seal, seal up

them with warnings,
וּבְמֹ֖סָרָ֣ם (ū·ḇə·mō·sā·rām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4561: Instruction
(16) Then he openeth the ears of men and sealeth.--Comp. Job 14:17 : "My transgression is sealed in a bag." "He openeth their ear," that is, He showeth them that He will decree, confirm, and seal up their chastisement, the sentence that is to be executed upon them, if they will not repent. If taken in the sense of instruction, it must mean that He will complete and confirm it.

Verse 16. - Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction. At such times, Elihu holds, God gives men spiritual wisdom, instructs them, makes them understand his dealings with them and his purposes with respect to them. If Job is perplexed concerning the Almighty's ways with himself, and desires explanations, let him have his ear open to the Divine teaching on such occasions, and seriously lay it to heart. He will thus, it may be, find his perplexity diminished. 33:14-18 God speaks to us by conscience, by providences, and by ministers; of all these Elihu discourses. There was not then, that we know of, any Divine revelation in writing, though now it is our principal guide. When God designs men's good, by the convictions and dictates of their own consciences, he opens the heart, as Lydia's, and opens the ears, so that conviction finds or forces its way in. The end and design of these admonitions are to keep men from sin, particularly the sin of pride. While sinners are pursuing evil purposes, and indulging their pride, their souls are hastening to destruction. That which turns men from sin, saves them from hell. What a mercy it is to be under the restraints of an awakened conscience!
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