Job 33:23
Good News Translation
Perhaps an angel may come to their aid--one of God's thousands of angels, who remind us of our duty.

New Revised Standard Version
Then, if there should be for one of them an angel, a mediator, one of a thousand, one who declares a person upright,

Contemporary English Version
One of a thousand angels then comes to our rescue by saying we are innocent.

New American Bible
If then there be a divine messenger, a mediator, one out of a thousand, to show him what is right,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If there shall be an angel speaking for him, one among thousands, to declare man's uprightness,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If there shall be an angel speaking for him, one among thousands, to declare man's uprightness,

a messenger

Judges 2:1 And an angel of the Lord went up from Galgal to the place of weepers, and said: I made you go out of Egypt, and have brought you into the land for which I swore to your fathers: and I promised that I would not make void my covenant with you for ever:

2 Chronicles 36:15,16 And the Lord the God of their fathers sent to them, by the hand of his messengers, rising early, and daily admonishing them: because he spared his people and his dwelling place. . . .

Haggai 1:13 And Haggai the messenger of the Lord, as one of the messengers of the Lord, spoke, saying to the people: I am with you, saith the Lord.

Malachi 2:7 For the lips of the priests shall keep knowledge, and they shall seek the law at his mouth: because he is the angel of the Lord of hosts.

Malachi 3:1 Behold I send my angel, and he shall prepare the way before my face. And presently the Lord, whom you seek, and the angel of the testament, whom you desire, shall come to his temple. Behold, he cometh, saith the Lord of hosts.

2 Corinthians 5:20 For Christ therefore we are ambassadors, God as it were exhorting by us, for Christ, we beseech you, be reconciled to God.

an interpreter

Job 34:32 If I have erred, teach thou me: if I have spoken iniquity, I will add no more.

Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.

Isaiah 61:1-3 The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up. . . .

Acts 8:30 And Philip running thither, heard him reading the prophet Isaias. And he said: Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest?

1 Corinthians 11:30-32 Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you: and many sleep. . . .

Hebrews 12:5-12 And you have forgotten the consolation which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord: neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him. . . .


Job 9:3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one for a thousand.

Ecclesiastes 7:28 Which yet my soul seeketh, and I have not found it. One man among a thousand I have found, a woman among them all I have not found.

Romans 11:13 For I say to you, Gentiles: As long indeed as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I will honour my ministry,


Job 11:6 That he might shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand that he exacteth much less of thee, than thy iniquity deserveth.

Job 34:10,12 Therefore, ye men of understanding, hear me: far from God be wickedness, and iniquity from the Almighty. . . .

Job 35:14 Yea, when thou shalt say: He considereth not: be judged before him, and expect him.

Job 36:3,8-13 I will repeat my knowledge from the beginning, and I will prove my Maker just. . . .

Job 37:23 We cannot find him worthily: he is great in strength, and in judgment, and in justice, and he is ineffable.

Nehemiah 9:33 And thou art just in all things that have come upon us: because thou hast done truth, but we have done wickedly.

Psalm 119:75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth thou hast humbled me.

Lamentations 3:22,23,32,39-41 Heth. The mercies of the Lord that we are not consumed: because his commiserations have not failed. . . .

Ezekiel 18:25-28 And you have said: The way of the Lord is not right. Hear ye, therefore, O house of Israel: Is it my way that is not right, and are not rather your ways perverse? . . .

Daniel 9:14 And the Lord hath watched upon the evil, and hath brought it upon us: the Lord, our God, is just in all his works which he hath done: for we have not hearkened to his voice.

Elihu Rebukes Job
22His soul hath drawn near to corruption, and his life to the destroyers. 23If there shall be an angel speaking for him, one among thousands, to declare man's uprightness,24He shall have mercy on him, and shall say: Deliver him, that he may not go down to corruption: I have found wherein I may be merciful to him.…
Cross References
Genesis 40:8
They answered: We have dreamed a dream, and there is nobody to interpret it to us. And Joseph said to them: Doth not interpretation belong to God? Tell me what you have dreamed:

Isaiah 59:16
And he saw that there is not a man: and he stood astonished, because there is none to oppose himself: and his own arm brought salvation to him, and his own justice supported him.

Job 33:22
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