8 Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing,  and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,
8 "But you have said in my hearing- I heard the very words-
8 "Surely you have spoken in my ears, and I have heard the sound of your words.
8 "Here's what you said. I heard you say it with my own ears.
8 "Surely you have spoken in my hearing, And I have heard the sound of your words, saying,
8 "You have spoken in my hearing, and I have heard your very words.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 33:8
Commentary on Job 33:8-13
(Read Job 33:8-13)
Elihu charges Job with reflecting upon the justice and goodness of God. When we hear any thing said to God's dishonour, we ought to bear our testimony against it. Job had represented God as severe in marking what he did amiss. Elihu urges that he had spoken wrong, and that he ought to humble himself before God, and by repentance to unsay it. God is not accountable to us. It is unreasonable for weak, sinful creatures, to strive with a God of infinite wisdom, power, and goodness. He acts with perfect justice, wisdom, and goodness, where we cannot perceive it.