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

Other Translations of Job 33:14

New International Version

14 For God does speak-now one way, now another- though no one perceives it.

English Standard Version

14 For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it.

The Message

14 God always answers, one way or another, even when people don't recognize his presence.

New King James Version

14 For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it.

New Living Translation

14 For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 33:14

Commentary on Job 33:14-18

(Read Job 33:14-18)

God speaks to us by conscience, by providences, and by ministers; of all these Elihu discourses. There was not then, that we know of, any Divine revelation in writing, though now it is our principal guide. When God designs men's good, by the convictions and dictates of their own consciences, he opens the heart, as Lydia's, and opens the ears, so that conviction finds or forces its way in. The end and design of these admonitions are to keep men from sin, particularly the sin of pride. While sinners are pursuing evil purposes, and indulging their pride, their souls are hastening to destruction. That which turns men from sin, saves them from hell. What a mercy it is to be under the restraints of an awakened conscience!