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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