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Job 33 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:1 - “But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:2 - I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:3 - My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:4 - The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:5 - Answer me then, if you can; stand up and argue your case before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:6 - I am the same as you in God’s sight; I too am a piece of clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:7 - No fear of me should alarm you, nor should my hand be heavy on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:8 - “But you have said in my hearing— I heard the very words—
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:9 - ‘I am pure, I have done no wrong; I am clean and free from sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:10 - Yet God has found fault with me; he considers me his enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:11 - He fastens my feet in shackles; he keeps close watch on all my paths.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:12 - “But I tell you, in this you are not right, for God is greater than any mortal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:13 - Why do you complain to him that he responds to no one’s words[fn]?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:14 - For God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:15 - In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:16 - he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:17 - to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:18 - to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:19 - “Or someone may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in their bones,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:20 - so that their body finds food repulsive and their soul loathes the choicest meal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:21 - Their flesh wastes away to nothing, and their bones, once hidden, now stick out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:22 - They draw near to the pit, and their life to the messengers of death.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:23 - Yet if there is an angel at their side, a messenger, one out of a thousand, sent to tell them how to be upright,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:24 - and he is gracious to that person and says to God, ‘Spare them from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom for them—
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:25 - let their flesh be renewed like a child’s; let them be restored as in the days of their youth’—
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:26 - then that person can pray to God and find favor with him, they will see God’s face and shout for joy; he will restore them to full well-being.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:27 - And they will go to others and say, ‘I have sinned, I have perverted what is right, but I did not get what I deserved.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:28 - God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:29 - “God does all these things to a person— twice, even three times—
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:30 - to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:31 - “Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:32 - If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, for I want to vindicate you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:33 - But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”
NIV Footnotes
Or that he does not answer for any of his actions
Or from crossing the river
Or to the place of the dead

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