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Job 33

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33:1 Hear therefore, O Job, my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

33:2 Behold now I have opened my mouth, let my tongue speak within my jaws.

33:3 My words are from my upright heart, and my lips shall speak a pure sentence.

33:4 The spirit of God made me, and the breath of the Almighty gave me life.

33:5 If thou canst, answer me, and stand up against my face.

33:6 Behold God hath made me as well as thee, and of the same clay I also was formed.

33:7 But yet let not my wonder terrify thee, and let not my eloquence be burdensome to thee.

33:8 Now thou has said in my hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words :

33:9 I am clean, and without sin : I am unspotted, and there is no iniquity in me.

33:10 Because he hath found complaints against me, therefore he hath counted me for his enemy.

33:11 He hath put my feet in the stocks, he hath observed all my paths.

33:12 Now this is the thing in which thou art not justified : I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.

33:13 Dost thou strive against him, because he hath not answered thee to all words?

33:14 God speaketh once, and repeateth not the selfsame thing the second time.

33:15 By a dream in a vision by night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, and they are sleeping in their beds :

33:16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and teaching instructeth them in what they are to learn.

33:17 That he may withdraw a man from the things he is doing, and may deliver him from pride.

33:18 Rescuing his soul from corruption : and his life from passing to the sword.

33:19 He rebuketh also by sorrow in the bed, and he maketh all his bones to wither.

33:20 Bread becometh abominable to him in his life, and to his soul the meat which before he desired.

33:21 His flesh shall be consumed away, and his bones that were covered shall be made bare.

33:22 His soul hath drawn near to corruption, and his life to the destroyers.

33:23 If there shall be an angel speaking for him, one among thousands, to declare man's uprightness,

33:24 He 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.

33:25 His flesh is consumed with punishment, let him return to the days of his youth.

33:26 He shall pray to God, and he will be gracious to him : and he shall see his face with joy, and he will render to man his justice.

33:27 He shall look upon men, and shall say : I have sinned, and indeed I have offended, and I have not received what I have deserved.

33:28 He hath delivered his soul from going into destruction, that it may live and see the light.

33:29 Behold, all these things God worketh three times within every one.

33:30 That he may withdraw their souls from corruption, and enlighten them with the light of the living.

33:31 Attend, Job, and hearken to me : and hold thy peace, whilst I speak.

33:32 But if thou hast any thing to say, answer me, speak : for I would have thee to appear just.

33:33 And if thou have not, hear me : hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.