The Book of Job (WEB)

33: 1"However, Job, Please hear my speech,
      And listen to all my words.

 33:2See now, I have opened my mouth.
      My tongue has spoken in my mouth.

 33:3My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart;
      That which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.

 33:4The Spirit of God has made me,
      And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

 33:5If you can, answer me;
      Set your words in order before me, and stand forth.

 33:6Behold, I am toward God even as you are:
      I am also formed out of the clay.

 33:7Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid,
      Neither shall my pressure be heavy on you.

  33:8"Surely you have spoken in my hearing,
      I have heard the voice of your words, saying,

 33:9'I am clean, without disobedience.
      I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me:

 33:10Behold, he finds occasions against me,
      He counts me for his enemy:

 33:11He puts my feet in the stocks,
      He marks all my paths.'

  33:12"Behold, I will answer you. In this you are not just;
      For God is greater than man.

 33:13Why do you strive against him,
      Because he doesn't give account of any of his matters?

 33:14For God speaks once,
      Yes twice, though man pays no attention.

 33:15In a dream, in a vision of the night,
      When deep sleep falls on men,
      In slumbering on the bed;

 33:16Then he opens the ears of men,
      And seals their instruction,

 33:17That he may withdraw man from his purpose,
      And hide pride from man.

 33:18He keeps back his soul from the pit,
      And his life from perishing by the sword.

 33:19He is chastened also with pain on his bed,
      With continual strife in his bones;

 33:20So that his life abhors bread,
      And his soul dainty food.

 33:21His flesh is so consumed away, that it can't be seen;
      His bones that were not seen stick out.

 33:22Yes, his soul draws near to the pit,
      And his life to the destroyers.

  33:23"If there is beside him an angel,
      An interpreter, one among a thousand,
      To show to man what is right for him;

 33:24Then God is gracious to him, and says,
      'Deliver him from going down to the pit,
      I have found a ransom.'

 33:25His flesh shall be fresher than a child's;
      He returns to the days of his youth.

 33:26He prays to God, and he is favorable to him,
      So that he sees his face with joy:
      He restores to man his righteousness.

 33:27He sings before men, and says,
      'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right,
      And it didn't profit me.

 33:28He has redeemed my soul from going into the pit,
      My life shall see the light.'

  33:29"Behold, God works all these things,
      Twice, yes three times, with a man,

 33:30To bring back his soul from the pit,
      That he may be enlightened with the light of the living.

 33:31Mark well, Job, and listen to me:
      Hold your peace, and I will speak.

 33:32If you have anything to say, answer me:
      Speak, for I desire to justify you.

 33:33If not, listen to me:
      Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."

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