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Job 33

Job 33:1  
And now, O Job, give ear to my words, and take note of all I say.

Job 33:2  
See, now my mouth is open, my tongue gives out words.

Job 33:3  
My heart is overflowing with knowledge, my lips say what is true.

Job 33:4  
The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Ruler of all gives me life.

Job 33:5  
If you are able, give me an answer; put your cause in order, and come forward.

Job 33:6  
See, I am the same as you are in the eyes of God; I was cut off from the same bit of wet earth.

Job 33:7  
Fear of me will not overcome you, and my hand will not be hard on you.

Job 33:8  
But you said in my hearing, and your voice came to my ears:

Job 33:9  
I am clean, without sin; I am washed, and there is no evil in me:

Job 33:10  
See, he is looking for something against me; in his eyes I am as one of his haters;

Job 33:11  
He puts chains on my feet; he is watching all my ways.

Job 33:12  
Truly, in saying this you are wrong; for God is greater than man.

Job 33:13  
Why do you put forward your cause against him, saying, He gives no answer to any of my words?

Job 33:14  
For God gives his word in one way, even in two, and man is not conscious of it:

Job 33:15  
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep comes on men, while they take their rest on their beds;

Job 33:16  
Then he makes his secrets clear to men, so that they are full of fear at what they see;

Job 33:17  
In order that man may be turned from his evil works, and that pride may be taken away from him;

Job 33:18  
To keep back his soul from the underworld, and his life from destruction.

Job 33:19  
Pain is sent on him as a punishment, while he is on his bed; there is no end to the trouble in his bones;

Job 33:20  
He has no desire for food, and his soul is turned away from delicate meat;

Job 33:21  
His flesh is so wasted away, that it may not be seen, and his bones. ...

Job 33:22  
And his soul comes near to the underworld, and his life to the angels of death.

Job 33:23  
If now there may be an angel sent to him, one of the thousands which there are to be between him and God, and to make clear to man what is right for him;

Job 33:24  
And if he has mercy on him, and says, Let him not go down to the underworld, I have given the price for his life:

Job 33:25  
Then his flesh becomes young again, and he comes back to the days of his early strength;

Job 33:26  
He makes his prayer to God, and he has mercy on him; he sees God's face with cries of joy; he gives news of his righteousness to men;

Job 33:27  
He makes a song, saying, I did wrong, turning from the straight way, but he did not give me the reward of my sin.

Job 33:28  
He kept my soul from the underworld, and my life sees the light in full measure.

Job 33:29  
Truly, God does all these things to man, twice and three times,

Job 33:30  
Keeping back his soul from the underworld, so that he may see the light of life.

Job 33:31  
Take note O Job, give ear to me; keep quiet, while I say what is in my mind.

Job 33:32  
If you have anything to say, give me an answer; for it is my desire that you may be judged free from sin.

Job 33:33  
If not, give attention to me, and keep quiet, and I will give you wisdom.

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