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Job 33:10-12 New English Translation (NET Bible)

10 [a] Yet God[b] finds occasions[c] with me;
he regards me as his enemy.
11 [d] He puts my feet in shackles;
he watches closely all my paths.’
12 Now in this, you are not right—I answer you,[e]
for God is greater than a human being.[f]


  1. Job 33:10 sn See Job 10:13ff.; 19:6ff.; 13:24.
  2. Job 33:10 tn Heb “he”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  3. Job 33:10 tn The Hebrew means “frustrations” or “oppositions.” The RSV has “displeasure,” NIV “faults,” and NRSV “occasions.” Rashi chose the word found in Judg 14:4—with metathesis—meaning “pretexts” (תֹּאֲנוֹת, toʾanot); this is followed by NAB, NASB.
  4. Job 33:11 sn See Job 13:27.
  5. Job 33:12 tn The meaning of this verb is “this is my answer to you.”
  6. Job 33:12 tc The LXX has “he that is above men is eternal.” Elihu is saying that God is far above Job’s petty problems.
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Job 33:10-12 New International Version (NIV)

10 Yet God has found fault with me;
    he considers me his enemy.
11 He fastens my feet in shackles;
    he keeps close watch on all my paths.’

12 “But I tell you, in this you are not right,
    for God is greater than any mortal.

New International Version (NIV)

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