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Bible Commentaries
Job 33

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-33

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

Job 33:4 Word Study on “breath” - The Hebrew word for “spirit” ( רוּחַ ) (H7307) is often translated “breath” or “wind.” However, the Hebrew word that is used in Job 33:4 for “breath” is ( נְשָׁמָה ) (H5397).

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

Job 33:14 Comments - Numerical Collections - This style of wisdom literature is also used in Job 5:19, Proverbs 6:16, Proverbs 30:0, Ecclesiastes 11:2 and in Amos 2:3. Scholars believe that this phrase means that the list is not exhaustive.

Job 33:14 means that no matter how often God speaks, His words are beyond our human reasoning.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Job 33". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/job-33.html. 2013.
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