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Job 33 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Elihu Claims to Speak for God

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:1 - “However, please hear my speech, Job,
And listen to all my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:2 - “Behold now, I open my mouth,
My tongue in my [fn]mouth speaks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:3 - “My words are from the integrity of my heart,
And my lips speak knowledge sincerely.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:4 - “The Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of [fn]the Almighty gives me life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:5 - “Refute me if you can;
Line up against me, take your stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:6 - “Behold, I belong to God, like you;
I too have been [fn]formed out of the clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:7 - “Behold, no fear of me should terrify you,
Nor should my pressure weigh heavily on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:8 - “You have in fact spoken [fn]while I listened,
And I heard the sound of your words:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:9 - ‘I am pure, without wrongdoing;
I am innocent and there is no guilt in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:10 - ‘Behold, He [fn]invents [fn]criticisms against me;
He counts me as His enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:11 - ‘He puts my feet in the stocks;
He watches all my paths.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:12 - “Behold, let me respond to you, you are not right in this,
For God is greater than mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:13 - “Why do you complain to Him
That He does not give an account of all His doings?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:14 - “Indeed God speaks once,
Or twice, yet no one notices it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:15 - “In a dream, a vision of the night,
When deep sleep falls on people,
While they slumber in their beds,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:16 - Then He opens the ears of people,
And horrifies them with warnings,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:17 - So that He may turn a person away from bad conduct,
And [fn]keep a man from pride;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:18 - He keeps his soul back from the pit,
And his life from perishing by the spear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:19 - A person is also rebuked by pain in his bed,
And with constant complaint in his bones,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:20 - So that his life loathes bread,
And his soul, food [fn]that he should crave.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:21 - “His flesh wastes away from sight,
And his bones, which were not seen, stick out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:22 - “Then his soul comes near to the pit,
And his life to those who bring death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:23 - “If there is an interceding angel for him,
One out of a thousand,
To remind a person of what is [fn]right for him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:24 - And he is gracious to him, and says,
‘Free him from going down to the pit,
I have found a ransom’;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:25 - Let his flesh become fresher than in youth,
Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:26 - Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him,
So that he may see His face with joy,
And He will restore His righteousness to that person.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:27 - “He will sing to people and say,
‘I have sinned and perverted what is right,
And it is not proper for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:28 - ‘He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit,
And my life will see the light.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:29 - “Behold, God does all these things for a man two or three times,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:30 - To bring back his soul from the pit,
So that he may be enlightened with the light of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:31 - “Pay attention, Job, listen to me;
Keep silent, and let me speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:32 - Then if [fn]you have anything to say, answer me;
Speak, for I would take pleasure in justifying you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:33 - “If not, listen to me;
Keep silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit palate
Heb Shaddai
Lit cut out of
Lit in my ears
Lit finds
Or complaints
Lit hide
Lit of craving
Lit his uprightness
Lit there are words

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