JOB 33

Jb 33:1But now, Job, hear my speaking, / And give ear to all my words.

Jb 33:2Indeed now, I have opened my mouth; / My tongue has spoken in my mouth.

Jb 33:3My words manifest the uprightness of my heart, / And what my lips know they speak sincerely.

Jb 33:4The Spirit of God has made me, / And the breath of the Almighty has enlivened me.

Jb 33:5If you can, respond to me; / Arrange your words before me; take your stand.

Jb 33:6Indeed, I am before God as you are; / I too was cut out of clay.

Jb 33:7So no fear of me can terrify you, / Nor can my pressure be heavy upon you.

Jb 33:8You have surely spoken in my hearing, / And I have heard the voice of your words, saying,

Jb 33:9I am clean and without transgression; / I am pure, and there is no iniquity in me.

Jb 33:10See, He finds occasions for hostility against me; / He considers me as His enemy.

Jb 33:11He puts my feet in stocks; / He watches all my paths.

Jb 33:12However, in this you are not right, I will answer you, / For God is greater than man.

Jb 33:13Why do you contend with Him, / Saying that He does not answer for any of His affairs?

Jb 33:14For God speaks in one way, / Indeed in two ways, without any perceiving it —

Jb 33:15In a dream, a night vision, / When deep sleep falls upon men / In the slumberings upon their beds —

Jb 33:16Then He opens the ears of men / And seals up their instruction,

Jb 33:17That He may turn man aside from his doing / And hide pride from man.

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

Jb 33:19He is also chastened with pain upon his bed / And with continual strife in his bones,

Jb 33:20So that his life abhors bread, / And his soul, fancy food.

Jb 33:21His flesh is so consumed that it cannot be seen, / And his bones that had not been seen stick out.

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

Jb 33:23If there is with him an angel, / An interpreter, one of a thousand, / To declare to man what is right for him,

Jb 33:24Then He will be gracious to him and will say, / Redeem him from going down into the pit; / I have found a ransom.

Jb 33:25His flesh will be fresher than in childhood; / He will return to the days of his youth.

Jb 33:26He will pray to God, and He will accept him, / So that he sees His face with joyous shouting; / And God restores to man his righteousness.

Jb 33:27He will sing to men and say, / I sinned and perverted what was right, / But it was not paid back to me.

Jb 33:28He has redeemed my soul from perishing in the pit, / And my life will see the light.

Jb 33:29Indeed, all these things God accomplishes for a man, / Twice, even three times,

Jb 33:30To bring his soul back from the pit, / To enlighten him with the light of the living.

Jb 33:31Take heed, Job; hear me. / Be silent, and I will speak.

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

Jb 33:33If not, you listen to me; / Be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.

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