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Job 33 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:1 - "But now, O Job, listen to my words, and hear everything I have to say!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:2 - See now, I have opened my mouth; my tongue in my mouth has spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:3 - My words come from the uprightness of my heart, and my lips will utter knowledge sincerely.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:4 - The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:5 - Reply to me, if you can; set your arguments in order before me and take your stand!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:6 - Look, I am just like you in relation to God; I too have been molded from clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:7 - Therefore no fear of me should terrify you, nor should my pressure be heavy on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:8 - "Indeed, you have said in my hearing (I heard the sound of the words!):
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:9 - 'I am pure, without transgression; I am clean and have no iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:10 - Yet God finds occasions with me; he regards me as his enemy!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:11 - He puts my feet in shackles; he watches closely all my paths.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:12 - Now in this, you are not right - I answer you, for God is greater than a human being.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:13 - Why do you contend against him, that he does not answer all a person's words?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:14 - "For God speaks, the first time in one way, the second time in another, though a person does not perceive it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:15 - In a dream, a night vision, when deep sleep falls on people as they sleep in their beds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:16 - Then he gives a revelation to people, and terrifies them with warnings,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:17 - to turn a person from his sin, and to cover a person's pride.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:18 - He spares a person's life from corruption, his very life from crossing over the river.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:19 - Or a person is chastened by pain on his bed, and with the continual strife of his bones,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:20 - so that his life loathes food, and his soul rejects appetizing fare.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:21 - His flesh wastes away from sight, and his bones, which were not seen, are easily visible.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:22 - He draws near to the place of corruption, and his life to the messengers of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:23 - If there is an angel beside him, one mediator out of a thousand, to tell a person what constitutes his uprightness;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:24 - and if God is gracious to him and says, 'Spare him from going down to the place of corruption, I have found a ransom for him,'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:25 - then his flesh is restored like a youth's; he returns to the days of his youthful vigor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:26 - He entreats God, and God delights in him, he sees God's face with rejoicing, and God restores to him his righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:27 - That person sings to others, saying: 'I have sinned and falsified what is right, but I was not punished according to what I deserved.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:28 - He redeemed my life from going down to the place of corruption, and my life sees the light!'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:29 - "Indeed, God does all these things, twice, three times, in his dealings with a person,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:30 - to turn back his life from the place of corruption, that he may be enlightened with the light of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:31 - Pay attention, Job - listen to me; be silent, and I will speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:32 - If you have any words, reply to me; speak, for I want to justify you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:33 - If not, you listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

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