Job Chapter 33

33:1 "However, Job, Please hear my speech, And listen to all my words.

33:2 See now, I have opened my mouth. My tongue has spoken in my mouth.

33:3 My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart; That which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.

33:4 The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

33:5 If you can, answer me; Set your words in order before me, and stand forth.

33:6 Behold, I am toward God even as you are: I am also formed out of the clay.

33:7 Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid, Neither shall my pressure be heavy on you.

33:8 "Surely you have spoken in my hearing, I have heard the voice of your words, saying,

33:9 'I am clean, without disobedience. I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me:

33:10 Behold, he finds occasions against me, He counts me for his enemy:

33:11 He puts my feet in the stocks, He marks all my paths.'

33:12 "Behold, I will answer you. In this you are not just; For God is greater than man.

33:13 Why do you strive against him, Because he doesn't give account of any of his matters?

33:14 For God speaks once, Yes twice, though man pays no attention.

33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls on men, In slumbering on the bed;

33:16 Then he opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction,

33:17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, And hide pride from man.

33:18 He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from perishing by the sword.

33:19 He is chastened also with pain on his bed, With continual strife in his bones;

33:20 So that his life abhors bread, And his soul dainty food.

33:21 His flesh is so consumed away, that it can't be seen; His bones that were not seen stick out.

33:22 Yes, his soul draws near to the pit, And his life to the destroyers.

33:23 "If there is beside him an angel, An interpreter, one among a thousand, To show to man what is right for him;

33:24 Then God is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.'

33:25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's; He returns to the days of his youth.

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.

33:27 He sings before men, and says, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, And it didn't profit me.

33:28 He has redeemed my soul from going into the pit, My life shall see the light.'

33:29 "Behold, God works all these things, Twice, yes three times, with a man,

33:30 To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of the living.

33:31 Mark well, Job, and listen to me: Hold your peace, and I will speak.

33:32 If you have anything to say, answer me: Speak, for I desire to justify you.

33:33 If not, listen to me: Hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."