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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Job 33

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.

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Job 33". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.