Chapter 33

JOB.33:1 “But please, Job, hear my speech, And listen to all my words.
JOB.33:2 Now, I open my mouth; My tongue speaks in my mouth.
JOB.33:3 My words come from my upright heart; My lips utter pure knowledge.
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; Take your stand.
JOB.33:6 Truly I am as your spokesman before God; I also have been formed out of clay.
JOB.33:7 Surely no fear of me will terrify you, Nor will my hand be heavy on you.
JOB.33:8 “Surely you have spoken in my hearing, And I have heard the sound of your words, saying,
JOB.33:9 ‘I am pure, without transgression; I am innocent, and there is no iniquity in me.
JOB.33:10 Yet He finds occasions against me, He counts me as His enemy;
JOB.33:11 He puts my feet in the stocks, He watches all my paths.’
JOB.33:12 “Look, in this you are not righteous. I will answer you, For God is greater than man.
JOB.33:13 Why do you contend with Him? For He does not give an accounting of any of His words.
JOB.33:14 For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it.
JOB.33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls upon men, While slumbering on their beds,
JOB.33:16 Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction.
JOB.33:17 In order to turn man from his deed, And conceal 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 “Man is also chastened with pain on his bed, And with strong pain in many of his bones,
JOB.33:20 So that his life abhors bread, And his soul succulent food.
JOB.33:21 His flesh wastes away from sight, And his bones stick out which once were not seen.
JOB.33:22 Yes, his soul draws near the Pit, And his life to the executioners.
JOB.33:23 “If there is a messenger for him, A mediator, one among a thousand, To show man His uprightness,
JOB.33:24 Then He is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom’;
JOB.33:25 His flesh shall be young like a child’s, He shall return to the days of his youth.
JOB.33:26 He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him, He shall see His face with joy, For He restores to man His righteousness.
JOB.33:27 Then he looks at men and says, ‘I have sinned, and perverted what was right, And it did not profit me.’
JOB.33:28 He will redeem his soul from going down to the Pit, And his life shall see the light.
JOB.33:29 “Behold, God works all these things, Twice, in fact, 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 life.
JOB.33:31 “Give ear, Job, 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.”

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