Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Job 33:30

To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Afflictions and Adversities;   Agency;   Conviction;   God;   God Continued...;   Philosophy;   Wicked (People);   The Topic Concordance - Deliverance;   Desire;   Enlightenment;   Grace;   Justification;   Light;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Job;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Pit;   Proverbs, the Book of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Job, the Book of;   Sheol;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Pit;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Advocate ;   Light and Darkness;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Pit;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Elihu;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Enlighten;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Life;   Sin;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

To bring back his soul from the pit - Nearly a repetition of the promise in Job 33:28.

To be enlightened with the light of the living - An echo of Psalm 56:13; : "Thou hast delivered my soul from death, that I may walk before God in the light of the living;" and probably quoted from it.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Job 33:30". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/job-33.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

To bring back his soul from the pit - To keep him from descending to the grave, and to the dark world beneath. He takes these methods of warning people, in order that they may not bring destruction on themselves. See Job 33:18.

To be enlightened with the light of the living - That he may still enjoy life, and not descend to the world of shades.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Job 33:30". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/job-33.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

To bring back his soul from the pit,.... From the pit of the grave; at the mouth or on the brink of which he seemed to be in the apprehension of his friends, and having the sentence of death in himself; see Psalm 90:3. Or "to turn away"F24להשיב "ut avertat", Beza, Mercerus, Piscator, Michaelis, Schultens. , or "stay his soul from the pit", as Mr. Broughton; prevent his going into it by removing his disorder, and restoring him to health, as in the case of Hezekiah, Isaiah 38:17. Or figuratively, from the pit of an unregenerate state, which may be compared to a pit or grave, because in it lie such who are dead in trespasses and sins; and which is a pit of corruption, or a corrupt state: men in it are corrupt and corrupters, corrupt both in principles and practices; and is an impure one, like to mire and clay; and a very uncomfortable one, a pit wherein is no water, no refreshment, no solid peace and comfort. In conversion, which sometimes is brought about by the above means, afflictive providences, as well as by the ministry of the word, souls are brought back from hence; are regenerated, quickened, and raised from the graves of sin, and live spiritually, as they are also secured from going down into the pit of hell and everlasting destruction:

to be enlightened with the light of the living; in a natural sense, to enjoy the light of living men, the light of the sun, and to live in health and prosperity, which is called light in opposition to affliction and adversity, expressed by darkness; see Esther 8:15, Isaiah 8:22. And in a spiritual sense, to live a spiritual life, who before were dead in sin, to live a life of faith on Christ as their righteousness, and to live a life of holiness from him, and in newness of life to his honour and glory; and to have spiritual light into their state by nature, and their recovery and salvation by Christ; to see their need of him, his suitableness, worth, and excellency, and to have a glimpse of eternal glory; as also hereafter to partake both of eternal life and eternal light, called by our Lord "the light of life", John 8:12.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Job 33:30". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/job-33.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Referring to Job 33:28 (Psalm 50:13).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Job 33:30". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/job-33.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

To bring — That he may save men from being forever miserable, and make them forever happy. "Lord, what is man, that thou shouldest thus visit him? This should engage us, to comply with God's designs, to work with him for our own good, and not to counter-work him. And this will render those that perish inexcusable, that, so much was done to save them, and they would not he healed." So Mr. Henry. Excellent words! But how much did God do to save them? Did he ever do any thing to save them? Did he ever design to save them? If not, how does that which was never done, no nor designed, "render them inexcusable?"

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Job 33:30". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/job-33.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Job 33:30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

Ver. 30. To bring back his soul from the pit] i.e. That he may save him from temporal and eternal destruction, which is the most excellent fruit of affliction sanctified. We are judged by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. So that a saint may say, Periissem nisi periissem, I had been undone had I not been undone.

Ferre minora vole, ne graviora feram.

To be enlightened with the light of the living] To live comfortably, and to be famous among the saints, Conspicuus sit inter heroines (Mercer), who, had they not been reduced by affliction, would have perished infamous and obscure wrapped up in the sheet of shame, and going out in a snuff.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Job 33:30". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/job-33.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

i.e. That he may enjoy the light of life, and continue in the land of the living, out of which he was going.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Job 33:30". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/job-33.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

30.The pit — For the fifth time the word shahhath — pit — has been used in this description, as if to intensify its terrible significance. (See on Job 33:18.) The purpose of God’s spiritual dealings with man is declared to be, to save him from destruction. John 3:16. Light of the living — Rather, Light of life; in contrast to the darkness of the pit.

 

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Job 33:30". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/job-33.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Living, both soul and body, delivering them from adversity. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Job 33:30". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/job-33.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

Referring to Job 33:28 (Psalms 56:13).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Job 33:30". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/job-33.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(30) To bring back his soul.—Here, again, is the very key-note of Elihu’s doctrine. God’s dealings are for the purpose of education and discipline, and this is what he wishes to impress upon Job.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Job 33:30". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/job-33.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.
To bring
24,28; Psalms 40:1,2; 118:17,18
enlightened
Psalms 56:13; Isaiah 2:5; 38:17; John 8:12; Acts 26:18
Reciprocal: Ezra 9:8 - lighten;  Job 3:20 - light;  Psalm 23:3 - restoreth;  Psalm 27:13 - in the;  Psalm 49:19 - never;  Psalm 107:14 - brought;  Ecclesiastes 11:7 - the light

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 33:30". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-33.html.