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Job 33 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:1 - "But now, hear my speech, O Job, and listen to all my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:2 - Behold, I open my mouth; the tongue in my mouth speaks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:3 - My words declare the uprightness of my heart, and what my lips know they speak 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 - Answer me, if you can; set your words in order before me; take your stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:6 - Behold, I am toward God as you are; I too was formed from a piece of clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:7 - Behold, no fear of me need terrify you; my pressure will not be heavy upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:8 - "Surely, you have spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the sound of your words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:9 - You say, 'I am clean, without transgression; I am pure, and there is no iniquity in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:10 - Behold, he finds occasions against me, he counts me as his enemy;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:11 - he puts my feet in the stocks, and watches all my paths.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:12 - "Behold, in this you are not right. I will answer you. God is greater than man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:13 - Why do you contend against him, saying, 'He will answer none of my words'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:14 - For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:15 - In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while they slumber on their beds,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:16 - then he opens the ears of men, and terrifies them with warnings,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:17 - that he may turn man aside from his deed, and cut off pride from man;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:18 - he keeps back his soul from the Pit, his life from perishing by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:19 - "Man is also chastened with pain upon his bed, and with continual strife in his bones;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:20 - so that his life loathes bread, and his appetite dainty food.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:21 - His flesh is so wasted away that it cannot be seen; and his bones which were not seen stick out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:22 - His soul draws near the Pit, and his life to those who bring death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:23 - If there be for him an angel, a mediator, one of the thousand, to declare to man what is right for him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:24 - and he is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down into the Pit, I have found a ransom;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:25 - let his flesh become fresh with youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor';
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:26 - then man prays to God, and he accepts him, he comes into his presence with joy. He recounts to men his salvation,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:27 - and he sings before men, and says: 'I sinned and perverted what was right, and it was not requited to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:28 - He has redeemed my soul from going down into the Pit, and my life shall see the light.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:29 - "Behold, God does all these things, twice, three times, with a man,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:30 - to bring back his soul from the Pit, that he may see the light of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:31 - Give heed, O Job, listen to me; be silent, and I will speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:32 - If you have anything to say, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:33 - If not, listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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