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Job 33:1 ←
“However, Job, please hear my speech, and listen to all my words.
Job 33:2 ←
See now, I have opened my mouth. My tongue has spoken in my mouth.
Job 33:3 ←
My words will utter the uprightness of my heart. That which my lips know they will speak sincerely.
Job 33:4 ←
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Job 33:5 ←
If you can, answer me. Set your words in order before me, and stand up.
Job 33:6 ←
Behold, I am toward God even as you are. I am also formed out of the clay.
Job 33:7 ←
Behold, my terror will not make you afraid, neither will my pressure be heavy on you.
Job 33:8 ←
“Surely you have spoken in my hearing, I have heard the voice of your words, saying,
Job 33:9 ←
‘I am clean, without disobedience. I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me.
Job 33:10 ←
Behold, he finds occasions against me. He counts me for his enemy.
Job 33:11 ←
He puts my feet in the stocks. He marks all my paths.’
Job 33:12 ←
“Behold, I will answer you. In this you are not just, for God is greater than man.
Job 33:13 ←
Why do you strive against him, because he doesn’t give account of any of his matters?
Job 33:14 ←
For God speaks once, yes twice, though man pays no attention.
Job 33:15 ←
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, in slumbering on the bed,
Job 33:16 ←
then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,
Job 33:17 ←
that he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
Job 33:18 ←
He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
Job 33:19 ←
“He is chastened also with pain on his bed, with continual strife in his bones,
Job 33:20 ←
so that his life abhors bread, and his soul dainty food.
Job 33:21 ←
His flesh is so consumed away that it can’t be seen. His bones that were not seen stick out.
Job 33:22 ←
Yes, his soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.
Job 33:23 ←
“If there is beside him an angel, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man what is right for him,
Job 33:24 ←
then God is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.’
Job 33:25 ←
His flesh will be fresher than a child’s. He returns to the days of his youth.
Job 33:26 ←
He prays to God, and he is favorable to him, so that he sees his face with joy. He restores to man his righteousness.
Job 33:27 ←
He sings before men, and says, ‘I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it didn’t profit me.
Job 33:28 ←
He has redeemed my soul from going into the pit. My life will see the light.’
Job 33:29 ←
“Behold, God does all these things, twice, yes three times, with a man,
Job 33:30 ←
to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.
Job 33:31 ←
Mark well, Job, and listen to me. Hold your peace, and I will speak.
Job 33:32 ←
If you have anything to say, answer me. Speak, for I desire to justify you.
Job 33:33 ←
If not, listen to me. Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom.”