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Job 33:1 ←
Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.
Job 33:2 ←
Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.
Job 33:3 ←
My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.
Job 33:4 ←
The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
Job 33:5 ←
If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.
Job 33:6 ←
Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
Job 33:7 ←
Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.
Job 33:8 ←
Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,
Job 33:9 ←
I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.
Job 33:10 ←
Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,
Job 33:11 ←
He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.
Job 33:12 ←
Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
Job 33:13 ←
Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.
Job 33:14 ←
For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
Job 33:15 ←
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
Job 33:16 ←
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
Job 33:17 ←
That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
Job 33:18 ←
He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
Job 33:19 ←
He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:
Job 33:20 ←
So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.
Job 33:21 ←
His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.
Job 33:22 ←
Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
Job 33:23 ←
If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:
Job 33:24 ←
Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
Job 33:25 ←
His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:
Job 33:26 ←
He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
Job 33:27 ←
He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
Job 33:28 ←
He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
Job 33:29 ←
Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,
Job 33:30 ←
To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.
Job 33:31 ←
Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.
Job 33:32 ←
If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.
Job 33:33 ←
If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.