33 If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together,

Other Translations of Job 9:33

King James Version

33 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.

English Standard Version

33 There is noOr Would that there were an arbiter between us, who might lay his hand on us both.

The Message

33 How I wish we had an arbitrator to step in and let me get on with life -

New King James Version

33 Nor is there any mediator between us, Who may lay his hand on us both.

New Living Translation

33 If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 9:33

Commentary on Job 9:25-35

(Read Job 9:25-35)

What little need have we of pastimes, and what great need to redeem time, when it runs on so fast towards eternity! How vain the enjoyments of time, which we may quite lose while yet time continues! The remembrance of having done our duty will be pleasing afterwards; so will not the remembrance of having got worldly wealth, when it is all lost and gone. Job's complaint of God, as one that could not be appeased and would not relent, was the language of his corruption. There is a Mediator, a Daysman, or Umpire, for us, even God's own beloved Son, who has purchased peace for us with the blood of his cross, who is able to save to the uttermost all who come unto God through him. If we trust in his name, our sins will be buried in the depths of the sea, we shall be washed from all our filthiness, and made whiter than snow, so that none can lay any thing to our charge. We shall be clothed with the robes of righteousness and salvation, adorned with the graces of the Holy Spirit, and presented faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. May we learn the difference between justifying ourselves, and being thus justified by God himself. Let the tempest-tossed soul consider Job, and notice that others have passed this dreadful gulf; and though they found it hard to believe that God would hear or deliver them, yet he rebuked the storm, and brought them to the desired haven. Resist the devil; give not place to hard thoughts of God, or desperate conclusions about thyself. Come to Him who invites the weary and heavy laden; who promises in nowise to cast them out.