Job 33:22
New International Version
They draw near to the pit, and their life to the messengers of death.

New Living Translation
They are at death’s door; the angels of death wait for them.

English Standard Version
His soul draws near the pit, and his life to those who bring death.

Berean Study Bible
He draws near to the Pit, and his life to the messengers of death.

King James Bible
Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

New King James Version
Yes, his soul draws near the Pit, And his life to the executioners.

New American Standard Bible
“Then his soul comes near to the pit, And his life to those who bring death.

NASB 1995
“Then his soul draws near to the pit, And his life to those who bring death.

NASB 1977
“Then his soul draws near to the pit, And his life to those who bring death.

Amplified Bible
“Then his soul draws near to the pit [of destruction], And his life to those who bring death (the destroyers).

Christian Standard Bible
He draws near to the Pit, and his life to the executioners.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He draws near to the Pit, and his life to the executioners.

American Standard Version
Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit, And his life to the destroyers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his soul will come near to destruction and his life to death

Brenton Septuagint Translation
His soul also draws nigh to death, and his life is in Hades.

Contemporary English Version
We feel death and the grave taking us in their grip.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His soul hath drawn near to corruption, and his life to the destroyers.

English Revised Version
Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit, and his life to the destroyers.

Good News Translation
they are about to go to the world of the dead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their souls approach the pit. Their lives come close to those already dead.

International Standard Version
His soul is getting close to the Pit; his life is approaching its executioner."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit, And his life to the destroyers.

Literal Standard Version
And his soul draws near to the pit, And his life to those causing death.

NET Bible
He draws near to the place of corruption, and his life to the messengers of death.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, his soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.

World English Bible
Yes, his soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.

Young's Literal Translation
And draw near to the pit doth his soul, And his life to those causing death.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job
21His flesh wastes away from sight, and his hidden bones protrude. 22He draws near to the Pit, and his life to the messengers of death. 23Yet if there is a messenger on his side, one mediator in a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him,…

Cross References
Job 33:18
to preserve his soul from the Pit and his life from perishing by the sword.

Job 33:28
He redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit, and I will live to see the light.'

Psalm 107:18
They loathed all food and drew near to the gates of death.


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, his soul draws near to the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

his soul

Job 7:7
O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.

Job 17:1,13-16
My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me…

1 Samuel 2:6
The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

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.









Verse 22. - Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers. "The destroyers" are probably the angels to whom the task is assigned of ultimately inflicting death, if minor chastisements prove insufficient (comp. 2 Samuel 24:16, 17; Psalm 78:49, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He
נַפְשׁ֑וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

draws near
וַתִּקְרַ֣ב (wat·tiq·raḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

to the Pit,
לַשַּׁ֣חַת (laš·ša·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7845: A pit, destruction

and his life
וְ֝חַיָּת֗וֹ (wə·ḥay·yā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

to the messengers of death.
לַֽמְמִתִֽים׃ (lam·mi·ṯîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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