Job 33
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1“And yet, please, O Job, "" Hear my speech and give ear [to] all my words.

2Now behold, I have opened my mouth, "" My tongue has spoken in the palate.

3Of the uprightness of my heart [are] my sayings, "" And my lips have clearly spoken knowledge.

4The Spirit of God has made me, "" And the breath of the Mighty quickens me.

5If you are able—answer me, "" Set in array before me—station yourself.

6Behold, I [am], according to your word, for God, "" I have also been formed from the clay.

7Behold, my terror does not frighten you, "" And my burden on you is not heavy.

8Surely you have spoken in my ears, "" And the sounds of words I hear:

9I [am] pure, without transgression, "" I [am] innocent, and I have no iniquity.

10Behold, He develops hindrances against me, "" He reckons me for an enemy to Him,

11He puts my feet in the stocks, "" He watches all my paths.

12Behold, you have not been righteous [in] this, "" I answer you, that God is greater than man.

13Why have you striven against Him, "" When [for] all His matters He does not answer?

14For once God speaks, and twice (he does not behold it),

15In a dream—a vision of night, "" In the falling of deep sleep on men, "" In slumberings on a bed.

16Then He uncovers the ear of men, "" And seals for their instruction,

17To turn aside man [from] doing, "" And He conceals pride from man.

18He keeps back his soul from corruption, "" And his life from passing away by a dart.

19And he has been reproved "" With pain on his bed, "" And the strife of his bones [is] enduring.

20And his life has nauseated bread, "" And his soul desirable food.

21His flesh is consumed from being seen, "" And his bones are high, they were not seen!

22And his soul draws near to the pit, "" And his life to those causing death.

23If there is a messenger by him, "" An interpreter—one of a thousand, "" To declare for man his uprightness,

24Then He favors him and says, "" Ransom him from going down to the pit, "" I have found an atonement.

25Fresher [is] his flesh than a child’s, "" He returns to the days of his youth.

26He makes supplication to God, "" And He accepts him. And he sees His face with shouting, "" And He returns to man His righteousness.

27[Then] he looks on men and says, "" I sinned, and I have perverted uprightness, "" And it has not been profitable to me.

28He has ransomed my soul "" From going over into the pit, "" And my life looks on the light.

29Behold, God works all these, "" Twice, [even] three times with man,

30To bring back his soul from the pit, "" To be enlightened with the light of the living.

31Attend, O Job, listen to me, "" Keep silent, and I speak.

32If there are words—answer me, "" Speak, for I have a desire to justify you.

33If there are not—listen to me, "" Keep silent, and I teach you wisdom.”

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