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Chapter
Job 33

Book of Job - Chapter 33

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 shall utter the uprightness of my heart. That which my lips know they shall 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 forth.

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 shall not make you afraid, neither shall 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 shall 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 shall see the light.'

Job 33:29

"Behold, God works 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."