Job 36:15
New International Version
But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction.

New Living Translation
But by means of their suffering, he rescues those who suffer. For he gets their attention through adversity.

English Standard Version
He delivers the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ear by adversity.

Berean Study Bible
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression.

King James Bible
He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

New King James Version
He delivers the poor in their affliction, And opens their ears in oppression.

New American Standard Bible
“He rescues the afflicted in their misery, And opens their ears in time of oppression.

NASB 1995
“He delivers the afflicted in their affliction, And opens their ear in time of oppression.

NASB 1977
“He delivers the afflicted in their affliction, And opens their ear in time of oppression.

Amplified Bible
“He rescues the afflicted in their affliction, And opens their ears [so that they pay attention to His voice] in times of oppression.

Christian Standard Bible
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction; he instructs them by their torment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction; He instructs them by their torment.

American Standard Version
He delivereth the afflicted by their affliction, And openeth their ear in oppression.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The afflicted shall escape in his affliction, and he will open their way in oppression

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Because they afflicted the weak and helpless: and he will vindicate the judgment of the meek.

Contemporary English Version
Hard times and trouble are God's way of getting our attention!

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall deliver the poor out of his distress, and shall open his ear in affliction.

English Revised Version
He delivereth the afflicted by his affliction, and openeth their ear in oppression.

Good News Translation
But God teaches people through suffering and uses distress to open their eyes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He rescues suffering people through their suffering, and he opens their ears through distress.

International Standard Version
He'll deliver the afflicted through their afflictions and open their ears when they are oppressed."

JPS Tanakh 1917
He delivereth the afflicted by His affliction, And openeth their ear by tribulation.

Literal Standard Version
He draws out the afflicted in his affliction, And uncovers their ear in oppression.

NET Bible
He delivers the afflicted by their afflictions, he reveals himself to them by their suffering.

New Heart English Bible
He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, and opens their ear in oppression.

World English Bible
He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, and opens their ear in oppression.

Young's Literal Translation
He draweth out the afflicted in his affliction, And uncovereth in oppression their ear.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
14They die in their youth, among the male shrine prostitutes. 15God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression. 16Indeed, He drew you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and broad place, to a table full of richness.…

Cross References
Job 5:15
He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth and from the clutches of the powerful.

Job 5:17
Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Job 15:11
Are the consolations of God not enough for you, even words spoken gently to you?

Job 33:16
He opens their ears and terrifies them with warnings

Job 36:8
And if men are bound with chains, caught in cords of affliction,

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

Job 36:21
Be careful not to turn to iniquity, for this you have preferred to affliction.


Treasury of Scripture

He delivers the poor in his affliction, and opens their ears in oppression.

delivereth

Job 36:6
He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.

poor.

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

2 Chronicles 12:8
Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.









(15) He delivereth the poor in his affliction.--The point of Elihu's discourse is rather that He delivereth the afflicted by his affliction; He makes use of the very affliction to deliver him by it as a means, "and openeth their ears by oppression."

Verse 15. - He delivereth the poor in his affliction; rather, he delivereth the afflicted by his affliction (see the Revised Version). Elihu recurs to what he had said in ver. 10 with respect to the discipline of affliction. The bulk of the afflictions sent by God are, according to him, intended to act medicinally. If the afflicted man receives them aright, they are the very means of his deliverance (comp. Psalm 119:67, 71; Hebrews 12:11). And openeth their ears in oppression; rather, by suffering. Their sufferings lead them to God, cause them to pay more attention to his Word, lead them to open their ears to his inward voice.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
God rescues
יְחַלֵּ֣ץ (yə·ḥal·lêṣ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2502: To pull off, to strip, to depart, to deliver, equip, present, strengthen

the afflicted
עָנִ֣י (‘ā·nî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

by their affliction
בְעָנְי֑וֹ (ḇə·‘ā·nə·yōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6040: Affliction, poverty

and opens
וְיִ֖גֶל (wə·yi·ḡel)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

their ears
אָזְנָֽם׃ (’ā·zə·nām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

in oppression.
בַּלַּ֣חַץ (bal·la·ḥaṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3906: Oppression, distress


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