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Job 33

Job 33:23 KJV (With Strong’s)

If there
yesh (Hebrew #3426)
entity; used adverbially or as a copula for the substantive verb (1961); there is or are (or any other form of the verb to be, as may suit the connection)
KJV usage: (there) are, (he, it, shall, there, there may, there shall, there should) be, thou do, had, hast, (which) hath, (I, shalt, that) have, (he, it, there) is, substance, it (there) was, (there) were, ye will, thou wilt, wouldest.
Pronounce: yaysh
Origin: perhaps from an unused root meaning to stand out, or exist
be a messenger
mal'ak (Hebrew #4397)
a messenger; specifically, of God, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher)
KJV usage: ambassador, angel, king, messenger.
Pronounce: mal-awk'
Origin: from an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy
with him, an interpreter
luwts (Hebrew #3887)
properly, to make mouths at, i.e. to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (generally) intercede
KJV usage: ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker, scorn(-er, -ful), teacher.
Pronounce: loots
Origin: a primitive root
, one
'echad (Hebrew #259)
properly, united, i.e. one; or (as an ordinal) first
KJV usage: a, alike, alone, altogether, and, any(-thing), apiece, a certain, (dai-)ly, each (one), + eleven, every, few, first, + highway, a man, once, one, only, other, some, together,
Pronounce: ekh-awd'
Origin: a numeral from 258
among a thousand
'eleph (Hebrew #505)
hence (the ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand
KJV usage: thousand.
Pronounce: eh'-lef
Origin: prop, the same as 504
, to show
nagad (Hebrew #5046)
properly, to front, i.e. stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise
KJV usage: bewray, X certainly, certify, declare(-ing), denounce, expound, X fully, messenger, plainly, profess, rehearse, report, shew (forth), speak, X surely, tell, utter.
Pronounce: naw-gad'
Origin: a primitive root
unto man
'adam (Hebrew #120)
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.)
KJV usage: X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
Pronounce: aw-dawm'
Origin: from 119
his uprightness
yosher (Hebrew #3476)
the right
KJV usage: equity, meet, right, upright(-ness).
Pronounce: yo'-sher
Origin: from 3474

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

a messenger.
an interpreter.
Job 34:32• 32That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more. (Job 34:32)
Psa. 94:12• 12Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law; (Psa. 94:12)
Isa. 61:1‑3• 1The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
(Isa. 61:1‑3)
Acts 8:30• 30And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? (Acts 8:30)
1 Cor. 11:30‑32• 30For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
31For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
(1 Cor. 11:30‑32)
Heb. 12:5‑12• 5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
12Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
(Heb. 12:5‑12)
Job 11:6• 6And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth. (Job 11:6)
Job 34:10,12• 10Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
12Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
(Job 34:10,12)
Job 35:14• 14Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him. (Job 35:14)
Job 36:3,8‑13• 3I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
8And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;
9Then he showeth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.
10He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
11If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
12But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
13But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.
(Job 36:3,8‑13)
Job 37:23• 23Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. (Job 37:23)
Neh. 9:33• 33Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly: (Neh. 9:33)
Psa. 119:75• 75I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. (Psa. 119:75)
Lam. 3:22‑23,32,39‑41• 22It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
32But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
39Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
40Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.
41Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
(Lam. 3:22‑23,32,39‑41)
Ezek. 18:25‑28• 25Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?
26When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
27Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
28Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
(Ezek. 18:25‑28)
Dan. 9:14• 14Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice. (Dan. 9:14)
 His righteousness revealed, and man’s recovery (vers. 23-30). (Job 32-37 by S. Ridout)
 If man is to profit by this chastening of God, he must understand its purpose and for this is needed one who can explain it. The word for “messenger” is “angel,” and this suggests a supernatural revealer of the mind of God. This we find frequently throughout the Old Testament, where the “angel” made known the will of God (see Judges 2:1; 13:3, etc.). The “angel of Jehovah” is indeed His representative, so completely so as to be referred to as Jehovah Himself (“The angel of His presence,” Isa. 63:9, etc.). Here we have a suggestion of the Mediator, and this is accentuated by the next word, “an Interpreter,” or “Mediator” (see Gen. 42:23; 2 Chron. 32:21) —one who, as an ambassador, is sent to make known the mind of God. Nor will an ordinary messenger suffice; it must be “one of a thousand” —a phrase reminding us of “the chiefest among ten thousand” (Song 5:10). (Job 32-37 by S. Ridout)

J. N. Darby Translation

If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto mand his dutyh;

JND Translation Notes

Adam. see Ps. 8.4.
Or "uprightness," i.e. in judging himself.