Job 33:33
New International Version
But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

New Living Translation
But if not, then listen to me. Keep silent and I will teach you wisdom!”

English Standard Version
If not, listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

Berean Study Bible
But if not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.”

King James Bible
If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

New King James Version
If not, listen to me; Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom.”

New American Standard Bible
“If not, listen to me; Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

NASB 1995
"If not, listen to me; Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

NASB 1977
“If not, listen to me; Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

Amplified Bible
“If not [and you have nothing to say], listen to me; Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

Christian Standard Bible
If not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.

American Standard Version
If not, hearken thou unto me: Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if not, hear me, be still, and I shall teach you wisdom”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If not, do thou hear me: be silent, and I will teach thee.

Contemporary English Version
Otherwise, listen in silence to my wisdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if thou have not, hear me : hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

English Revised Version
If not, hearken thou unto me: hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

Good News Translation
But if not, be quiet and listen to me, and I will teach you how to be wise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If not, you listen to me. Keep quiet, and I'll teach you wisdom."

International Standard Version
But if you have nothing to say, then at least listen to me! Be quiet and learn some wisdom from me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
If not, hearken thou unto me; Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.

Literal Standard Version
If there are not—listen to me, "" Keep silent, and I teach you wisdom.”

NET Bible
If not, you listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

New Heart English Bible
If not, listen to me. Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."

World English Bible
If not, listen to me. Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."

Young's Literal Translation
If there are not -- hearken thou to me, Keep silent, and I teach thee wisdom.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job
32But if you have something to say, answer me; speak up, for I would like to vindicate you. 33But if not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.”

Cross References
Job 33:32
But if you have something to say, answer me; speak up, for I would like to vindicate you.

Job 34:1
Then Elihu continued:

Psalm 34:11
Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

If not, listen to me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.

hearken

Psalm 34:11
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 4:1,2
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding…

Proverbs 5:1,2
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: …

I

Job 33:3
My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

Psalm 49:3
My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Proverbs 8:5
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.









Verse 33. - If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom. Elihu is certainly quite sufficiently impressed with the sense of his intellectual capacity. Job's silence may have been meant as a sort of tacit rebuke to him. Considering his youth (Job 32:6), there is something of arrogance in the whole tone of his address, and especially in his notion that he could "teach Job wisdom." It is significant that neither now, when expressly invited to reply, nor at any subsequent point of the discourse, nor even at its close, does Job condescend to make any answer at all to Elihu's speech.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

not,
אַ֭יִן (’a·yin)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

then listen
שְֽׁמַֽע־ (šə·ma‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to me;
לִ֑י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

be quiet,
הַ֝חֲרֵ֗שׁ (ha·ḥă·rêš)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

and I will teach
וַאֲאַלֶּפְךָ֥ (wa·’ă·’al·lep̄·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 502: To learn

you wisdom.”
חָכְמָֽה׃ (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom


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