Job 33:29
New International Version
“God does all these things to a person— twice, even three times—

New Living Translation
“Yes, God does these things again and again for people.

English Standard Version
“Behold, God does all these things, twice, three times, with a man,

Berean Study Bible
Behold, all these things God does to a man, two or even three times,

King James Bible
Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

New King James Version
“Behold, God works all these things, Twice, in fact, three times with a man,

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, God does all these things for a man two or three times,

NASB 1995
“Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men,

NASB 1977
“Behold, God does all these oftentimes with men,

Amplified Bible
[Elihu comments,] “Behold, God does all these things twice, yes, three times, with a man,

Christian Standard Bible
God certainly does all these things two or three times to a person

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God certainly does all these things two or three times to a man

American Standard Version
Lo, all these things doth God work, Twice, yea thrice, with a man,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All these things God does three times with a man

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, all these things, the Mighty One works in a threefold manner with a man.

Contemporary English Version
God gives each of us chance after chance

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold, all these things God worketh three times within every one.

English Revised Version
Lo, all these things doth God work, twice, yea thrice, with a man,

Good News Translation
God does all this again and again;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Truly, God does all this two or three times with people

International Standard Version
Indeed God does all these things again and again with a person

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lo, all these things doth God work, Twice, yea thrice, with a man,

Literal Standard Version
Behold, God works all these, Twice, [even] three times with man,

NET Bible
"Indeed, God does all these things, twice, three times, in his dealings with a person,

New Heart English Bible
"Look, God works all these things, twice, yes three times, with a man,

World English Bible
"Behold, God works all these things, twice, yes three times, with a man,

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, all these doth God work, Twice -- thrice with man,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job
28He redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit, and I will live to see the light.’ 29Behold, all these things God does to a man, two or even three times, 30to bring back his soul from the Pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of life.…

Cross References
Ephesians 1:11
In Him we were also chosen as God's own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will,

Philippians 2:13
For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good purpose.

Job 33:14
For God speaks in one way and in another, yet no one notices.


Treasury of Scripture

See, all these things works God oftentimes with man,

all

Job 33:14-17
For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not…

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.

oftentimes.

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.









Verse 29. - Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes (literally, twice and thrice) with man. Elihu, from this point to the end of the chapter, speaks in his own person. God, he says, thus works with man, through visions or through chastisements oftentimes - not in the latter case, taking vengeance on them for their sins, but graciously leading them on to a better mind and a higher spiritual condition. This is part of God's ordinary moral government, and Job has no need to suppose himself exceptionally dealt with. Elihu has reason on his side in all this, and his words may have given Job some comfort. But they did not exactly fit Job's ease. Elihu, unless supernaturally enlightened, could not possibly penetrate into the special circumstances of Job's trial. He could only try to bring his case under general laws, of which it was not an illustration; and so, though well-meant and probably of some service, his argument was no complete answer to Job's difficulties.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Behold,
הֶן־ (hen-)
Interjection
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

these things
אֵ֭לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

God
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

does
יִפְעַל־ (yip̄·‘al-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6466: To do, make, to practise

to
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

a man,
גָּֽבֶר׃ (gā·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

two
פַּעֲמַ֖יִם (pa·‘ă·ma·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

or even three times,
שָׁל֣וֹשׁ (šā·lō·wōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice


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